- Doctoral studies at D-MAVT are characterized by independent and original scientific research conducted under the supervision of a professor. Doctoral studies introduce highly qualified students to research and constitute some of the most important research work conducted at ETH Zurich.
- The objective of doctoral Mechanical and Process Engineering studies at the ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is to enable doctoral candidates to acquire knowledge and skills in the field of the doctoral thesis in cognate disciplines and in interdisciplinary areas, and to integrate themselves into the scientific community. In addition, doctoral students take an active part in the teaching work of the department and thus learn the skill of teaching at university level.
- Doctoral students at D-MAVT must acquire at least 12 credit points during their doctoral studies. One credit corresponds to an average student workload of 25 to 30 hours. At least a third of the credit points must be acquired outside the field of research.
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Doctoral students do not have to keep to the official deadlines for semester enrolment.
DisciplinesMechanical Engineering General Engineering & Technology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
In principle, all university graduates with a Master’s degree or an equivalent university degree can apply for admission to doctoral studies.With the following degrees an admission is not possible:
- Degrees from universities of applied science
- Master’s degrees from university continuing education departments (MAS, DAS, etc.)
- Any kind of MBA (Master of Business Administration)
- Bachelor's and/or Bachelor Honours degrees
International2134 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1067 EUR per semester during 48 months.
EU/EEA2134 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1067 EUR per semester during 48 months.
- 1200 CHF
Living costs for Zürich
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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