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Mechanics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

  • Complex phenomena such as occurring in contact mechanics and tribology, porous media, fluid-solid interactions, phase transformations, non-smooth mechanics, and multidisciplinary extensions such as thermo-hydro-mechanics and chemo-mechanics attract our particular attention. The objective of the program is to educate and train in the modern aspects of mechanics highly knowledgeable and innovative research scientists and engineers.
  • The ambition of the program is to cover the theoretical formulation (functional, variational and differential), the numerical simulation (space, time and matter discretisations) and the experimental identification (heterogenous/anisotropic material testing, optical diagnostic techniques, signal processing) of relevant mechanics problems. On the theoretical side, contemporary multiscale models (hierarchical, reduced, ...) and correlated micro-macro scale bridging methods (homogeneisation, ...) are emphasized in several courses and proposed as thesis subjects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    12 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The 4 main fields of research in the doctoral program in Mechanics are:
  • Biomechanics
  • Geomechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Solid Mechanics.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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General Requirements

  • Generally, candidates should apply to the doctoral program of their choice, by its fixed deadlines. However, programs sometimes also publish specific offers.
  • A first selection phase consists of the evaluation of your application file. Admission being extremely competitive, it is crucial to prepare it very carefully.
  • Your application will be submitted directly to your chosen doctoral program. A committee will evaluate and make a decision on your application, taking into account the research interests and potential thesis directors you indicate.

Tuition Fee

  • For students with a Master degree of a foreign university, CHF 150.00
  • For students with a Master degree of a Swiss university, CHF 50.00

Living costs for Lausanne

  • 1609 - 1980 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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

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