Ph.D. On Campus

Advanced-Systems Engineering

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

36 months
165 EUR/year
165 EUR/year
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The purpose of this international PhD programme in Advanced-Systems Engineering from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is to train a new generation of researchers able to carry out independent research in the areas of Advanced-Systems Engineering and give them the opportunity to transfer and exchange knowledge with national and international research centers and industries.


The three-year PhD programme in Advanced-Systems Engineering from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano focuses on the study and development of advanced and intelligent systems through an interdisciplinary approach that responds to recent technological developments (e.g. Cyber-Physical-Systems, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things) by integrating the disciplines of industrial mechanical engineering and information engineering. 

PhD student projects pertain to the following research areas, which are actively pursued by research groups at unibz on a long-term basis, and are considered in the PhD on Advanced-Systems Engineering:

Mechanical-and-Manufacturing-Systems Engineering

  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Mechanical Engineering Design and Optimization
  • Production Systems and Management
  • Smart Factory 

Automation and-Electronic-Systems Engineering

  • Autonomous systems
  • Humanin-the-loop systems
  • Thinfilm devices and sensors
  • Flexible and wearable electronics, smart textiles
  • Micro and nano technology
  • Soft biocompatible sensor systems
  • Robotic Systems
  • Automatic Control
  • Intelligent Sensor/Actor Networks 

Computer Systems Engineering

  • Systems of Systems
  • Complex Networks
  • Distributed Systems and Security
  • Self Adaptive Software Systems
  • Development and Operation of IoT Systems
  • Operations Research

The main features of the PhD are an interdisciplinary scientific approach and the participation of internationally renowned scientists on the Scientific Committee.

Study abroad

During the three years of the PhD programme, you will be required to commit to your research project full-time. Your stay at a renowned foreign research center for at least 3 months (up to 12) is compulsory. This will be an opportunity to diversify your study experience, by conducting research in highly stimulating and competitive contexts, exchanging ideas with other researchers, and, thereby, networking with international colleagues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Scientific English
  • Materials and sensors for Food Engineering and Biotechnologies
  • Theory of Scientific Method
  • Modelling Methods for Applied Physics
  • Fundamentals of programming for control
  • Advanced Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to gain admission to the PhD programme, you will need to have obtained 300 ECTS credit points (Master degree) and have some relevant academic experience in the field of the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    165 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 165 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    165 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 165 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Bolzano - Bozen

750 - 1100 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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