Doctorate On Campus

Civil Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico

36 months
2750 EUR/year
2750 EUR/year
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The Civil Engineering programme from Instituto Superior Técnico combines a research project with the attendance of advanced training courses.


Key facts

The diversity of individual profiles and the mainstreaming of subjects that characterizes research in civil engineering recommends a flexible practice in the definition of both project and programme. It is important to create working conditions that enhance training with strong national and international forms of cooperation, in research institutions or in business environments.


The aim of the Civil Engineering programme from Instituto Superior Técnico is to provide and create specialized knowledge in emerging scientific, technical and or technological areas. 

Its purpose is to provide the qualification necessary to carry out scientific research and independent technological development activities, of internationally renowned quality, in higher education institutions, research laboratories and specialized services of the public administration and of the business sector.


A PhD is usually associated with professional careers in higher education institutions and in research laboratories. 

These are the options that still motivate most doctoral students. However, it should be recognised that it was advanced training that potentiated the professional competitiveness of the doctorate holders who chose different branches of activity, namely in companies.

The strengthening of the rates of integration of doctorate holders in higher education institutions, research laboratories and departments of public administration and companies remains one of the main objectives of the development policies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Hidraulics
  • Advanced Topics in Water Resources and Environment
  • Advanced Topics on Construction
  • Advanced Topics on Geotechnics
  • Advanced Topics on Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Topics on Structures
  • Outreach and Teaching Skills - Decivil
  • Research Methodology and Thesis Project in Civil Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Systems and Sustainability


Holders of a master's degree or equivalent, and graduates with a degree corresponding to a five-year civil engineering or similar degree may apply. Civil engineering graduates or individuals with a similar degree, and the holders of an educational, scientific or professional curriculum particularly relevant to the cycle of studies may also apply.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

  • Holders of an Undergraduate Degree and Master’s Degree may apply for this training doctoral programme by obtaining a pass in an advanced study course, that grants a total of credits between 30 and 60 ECTS, followed by advanced research, development and innovation work, leading to a dissertation (PhD thesis). In all it has a 3 year duration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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