Educational and research activities are designed to integrate qualitative process identification, rigorous mathematical treatment and modeling according to increasing levels of complexity, and presentation and design of ensuing applications and implications to engineering problems and scenarios.
The Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering doctorate programme from the Politecnico Di Milano aims at providing effective and first-class skills in the fields covered by critical areas such as fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, hydrogeology and water resources, environmental technologies for water, soil and atmosphere, transportation technologies and risk management and mitigation, geodesy and geomatics, surveying, data analysis, archiving and representation.
Candidates are required to attend doctoral-level courses which cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from general theoretical and methodological aspects to focused and specialized subjects. Classes are chiefly grouped within the first three semesters of the program. Candidates progressively develop their own research project and ideas, leading to their PhD dissertation. The PhD programme strongly and actively encourages active participation to scientific congresses and summer schools as well as research cooperation with international research institutions. All research and educational activities are jointly coordinated by the PhD Tutor and Advisor.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Students with a Master degree in Engineering, Architecture, Physics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences can apply to the program. Engineers with a Master degree in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering are particularly eligible as PhD students/candidates.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Applications may be submitted by Italian and foreign students holding:
In case of foreign qualifications, applicants must expressly ask for recognition thereof in their application for admission to the competition and must submit all documents required to enable the competent Judging Panels to decide on the suitability of the qualifications obtained abroad.
Admission to the competition is reserved only to applicants who:
Starting from the academic year 2017/2018, tuition fees on the PhD programmes are abolished.
Fellowships are funded by various bodies/organizations, including external private/ public research agencies, private firms, universities. Examples include Italian Space Agency, Metropolitana Milanese, Breda, Italcementi, Leica, ENI, CTG, Pibiviesse, US Office of NavalResearch. Each fellowship is keyed to a specific research area and theme.
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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