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Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Guimarães, Portugal
Aims at complementing the training of MSc and graduates at University of Minho, in Science and Engineering, granting advanced education in emergent areas of Mechanical Engineering, namely Biomechanics, Energy and Environment, Functionalised Materials and Surface Behaviour, and also specific intervention areas of the professors involved in the PhD. 
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Programme Highlights:

The Mechanical Engineering programme offered at the University of Minho aims at developing skills for research and experimenting methodologies which allow the autonomous development (both individually or in research teams) of research and development activities (R&D), covering all aspects of the R&D process: state of the art, project planning, selection and application of the research methods and procedures, report writing with R&D results, etc.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Portuguese
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Topics in Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Applied and Computational Mechanics
  • Biphasic fluid flow
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Energy and Fluids
  • Energy Management and Conversion
  • Environmental Protection Technologies
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Materials and Structures
  • Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Heat Transfer
  • Impact Mechanics
  • Industrial Refrigeration Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering in Mechatronics System Design
  • Metallic Alloys and Properties
  • Metallurgy and Mechanics Materials
  • Metrology
  • Modelling and Analysis of Biomechanical Systems
  • Multibody Systems Modelling
  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energies
  • Safe Automation
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Thermal Optimization of Construction Buildings
  • Tribology of Mechanical Parts
  • Turbulence
  • Ventilation and Interior Air Quality
  • Waste Treatment and Metal Recycling

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Photocopy of the Citizen Card or Passport + VAT number
  • Authenticated copy of the Degree Certificates
  • Payment proof of application fee
  • Other relevant documents required by the respective PhD Programme Director after receiving the candidate’s electronic application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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