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Doctoral Programme in Engineering and Industrial Management, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #288 (BCR) Porto, Portugal
The main objective of the Doctoral Program in Industrial Engineering and Management (PRODEGI) is to provide students with set of competencies, skills and research methods, along with the development of skills to conceive, design, adapt and produce an intensive research, having in mind quality, requirements and integrity standards inherent to the academic activity.
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Overview

Graduates will be able to develop innovative research work in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management.

More specifically, this doctoral program aims at providing the students with the necessary skills in order for them to:

  • Develop new approach methods and techniques for decision-making processes, which answer to the present and the future needs of the organisations.
  • Adapting existing methods and techniques of Industrial Engineering and Management to solve new problems in new organisational environments.
  • Making comparative studies of methods or techniques of Industrial Engineering and Management, which allow measuring their impact on the organisations.

The program comprises a doctoral course (no degree granted) corresponding to 60 ECTS that prepares students, methodologically and scientifically, for a scientific thesis, corresponding to 120 ECTS and that grants the degree.

The first two semesters include an annual mandatory course intended for the preparation and defence of the thesis theme and project, supervised by a teacher tutor that is assigned to the student when he/she is admitted into the programme. There are also 2 mandatory courses meant to provide the students with the basic competencies and skills necessary to develop research work. The remaining courses are optional and chosen by the student together with the tutor, aiming at complementing and deepening specific knowledge within the program’s area where the student will develop his/her research work and doctoral thesis. Students are encouraged to defend their thesis theme/project, which concludes the curricular part of the program, between 1 year and 1 and half years after enrolment. At that moment, the supervisor is formally assigned and the remaining 120 ECTS (2 years) are integrally spent with the research work that will lead to the thesis’ writing and defence.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Research Project Proposal Seminar
  • Research Methods
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Thesis
  • Multicriteria Decision Aiding
  • Specialization I
  • Specialization II

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Please, provide (1) a CV, with your academic track-record and, if applicable, professional experience; (2) a motivation letter; (3) optional: a scientific research report, including copies of research papers delivered, presented, published or accepted for presentation in scientific journals, conferences or similar events.
  • A master degree or legally equivalent is required to enroll in the program. Exceptionally, a candidate without a master degree may be accepted, if presents an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the program's scientific committee as an evidence of capacity of the candidate to complete the program.
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written, is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Students from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) benefit from a 50% discount on the fee for international students.

Living costs for Porto

  • 556 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

PhD Scholarships support graduates who comply with the requirements to apply for PhD studies and who wish to carry out research towards this degree. Scholarships have a maximum duration of four years, and must run for a minimum of three consecutive months. The work programme may be carried out at Portuguese or foreign institutions.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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