Ph.D. On Campus

Engineering and Public Policy

University of Porto

48 months
3500 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
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Engineering and Public Policy from University of Porto is a new, interdisciplinary, doctoral program focused on technological and policy issues that arise when designing, developing, regulating, implementing and managing networked infrastructures. 


At Engineering and Public Policy from University of Porto initial emphasis is on the Energy and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) fields, the broad range of problems to be tackled includes: Policy and Risk-Related Studies; New Technological Paradigms; Security and Privacy Policy; Electricity Infrastructure; Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles.

Students at Engineering and Public Policy from University of Porto will gain knowledge in:

  • Energy and Environment Policy; 
  • Net Neutrality; 
  • Spectrum Management Policy; 
  • The Internet of Things;
  • Social Networks and Productivity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational and Industrial Economics
  • Advanced Topics in Public Policy Analysis
  • Multicriteria Decision Aiding
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Advanced Topics in Energy Systems
  • Advanced Topics in Telecommunications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ID document (Citizen Card /ID Card / Passport) or declaration containing the identification data 
  • Graduation certificate regarding a higher education degree 
  • Certificate (Transcript) of the higher education institution listing the curricular units in which you got a passing grade, indicating the regime (semester/year) and the number of credit units/ECTS.
  • Curriculum Vitae of the candidate;
  • GRE scores 
  • TOEFL scores 
  • Letter of motivation;
  • Information regarding the supervisor;
  • Letters of recommendation;
  • Photo (optional)
  • Holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a licenciatura/bachelor's degree with a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized by the program’s Scientific Committee as enabling them to attend this cycle of studies;
  • Owners of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Committee as enabling them to attend this cycle of studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 48 months.

Students covered by the international student status (CPLP) - 3.000,00€

Living costs for Porto

556 - 865 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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