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Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #314 (QS) Barcelona, Spain
The PhD program in electrical engineering was created near the end of the 1980's when the university departments were created. In the first years the name was Electromechanical engineering. The Department has several research groups over a lot of campus, so the program embraces all the electrical engineering aspects and, in consequence, may offer multiple research specializations.
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The Electrical Engineering is a technology of more than a century of age. Although this, nowadays it is experiencing a lot of changes, basically with the introduction of Electronic and Computer Science in all of the traditional areas of the Electrical Engineering technology. 

The Electrical Engineering doctorate program aims to help to create Electrical Engineers who can accept these challenges with all the tools and acknowledge required for succeeding in such a job. 

The doctorate program offers postgraduate training addressed to graduates in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering, with the objective of training these engineers in the tasks of research, development, modeling and simulation of electromechanical devices, systems and processes. 

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the doctorate program, a wide variety of contents are offered which afford a complete vision of all of the technologies applied, which comprise both the analysis and design of complex electromechanical systems (such as control drives, devices and systems) and the modeling and simulation of these systems, on the basis of electrical and electronic systems.

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:

  • Technological Innovation in Power Electronics and Drives
  • Electronically Commutated Motor Drives Group
  • Power Quality

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.


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).

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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