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Transport Engineering and Infrastructure, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #314 (QS) Barcelona, Spain
The doctorate programme in Transport Engineering and Infrastructures has its origins in the programme in Engineering, Infrastructures and Services created in 1986 in the Department of Transport and Urban Planning (ITT). In 2001 the programme was restructured with the title of Transport Infrastructures and Urban Planning with the aim of incorporating further topics of transport field. 
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Overview

The doctoral programme in Transport Engineering and Infrastructures is a unique programme in Spain because it collects in a same degree the whole group of knowledge fields related to transport: transport engineering, transport and logistics infrastructures and modelling of transport systems, as well as urban planning.

The objective of the programme is to provide a high level education in methodologies of scientific research for infrastructures and technical systems of transport, logistics and urban services, in the following domains of competence:

  • Planning and designing infrastructure networks
  • Mathematical analysis and numerical modelling of its technical systems and its impact on the natural and urban environment
  • Transport and logistics operations
  • Urban analysis of infrastructure projects
  • Economics, funding and evaluation of infrastructure construction and technical systems exploitation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
    • Partially taught in Catalan
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research lines: 

  • Research and innovation on Transportation, Mobility and Logistics
  • Urban Networked Infrastructures Engineering
  • Construction Materials and Road

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • CV of academic, professional and research activities, and portfolio designs.
  • References to research projects completed and publications.
  • Pre-proposal of the subject of the thesis (description, aims, methodology, point of view and bibliography). Maximum of five pages.
  • Report by a lecturer backing the applicant.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    696 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    696 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Research employment advice and support unit

To meet the growing demand for funding support, the RESEARCH EMPLOYMENT ADVICE AND SUPPORT UNIT assists in the management of predoctoral and postdoctoral grants and scholarships (official UPC grants, FPI grants from the Ministry of Science and Innovation, FPU grants from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and FI grants from the AGAUR).

http://doctorat.upc.edu/grants

http://www.ctt.upc.edu/Inici_117_121_ca.html

Enrolment aids

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  • General category (3 or 4 children): a 50% reduction on the amount paid for academic university services (enrolment and administrative fees).
  • Special category (5 or more children): a 100% reduction on the amount paid for academic university services (enrolment and administrative fees).

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