The Civil Engineering programme aims to educate the best qualified scientists and educators of civil engineering for Kaunas University of Technology and other institutions of higher education; to prepare researchers, who are able to carry out actual problem-solving oriented research in the construction area, for the companies and administrations of construction sector.

Overview

Doctoral dissertation topics in civil engineering research are relevant in Lithuania and abroad, they are linked with research activities of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Institute of Architecture and Construction. 

The Civil Engineering doctoral programme at Kaunas University of Technology corresponds to the main fields of researches: increase of the energy efficiency of buildings, designing and researches of building’s constructions, development and research of new building materials, construction technology and management. 

All necessary equipment and facilities for research are present in the departments. Most PhD students are accepted for part-time work in the departments or institutes during the period of their doctoral studies. During the study period, PhD students gain practical experience of research, processing and future application of their results. 

PhD students have an opportunity to communicate with representatives of the manufactures; consequently, they get comprehensive practical information about materials and products. 

Most of PhD students of the civil engineering science carry out a part of their studies and research in foreign scientific and educational institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Dynamics of Structures and Structural Systems
  • Energy Efficiency of Buildings
  • Research Methods of Building Materials and Structure
  • Structure and properties of concrete
  • Electrical Measurement Techniques of Non-Electrical Quantities
  • Electronic Information Systems
  • Numerical Methods in Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas or a higher education degree equivalent to it and diploma supplements
  • A document certifying the assessment of academic qualification acquired abroad

Tuition Fee

  • Tuition fee applied for self-funded positions only.
  • Positions with scholarships are exempted from tuition fee.
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Living costs for Kaunas

  • 428 - 740 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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