Search Doctorate Programs in Civil Engineering in Portugal
A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor.
The field of civil engineering is so named because it deals with designing and building structures that are used by everyday civilians, such as roads and bridges. Civil engineering has many specializations, ranging from the environment to transportation.
The third cycle Programme (PhD) in Civil Engineering was launched in 2008 and revised for the 2012/2013 academic year in compliance with the principles of the Bologna Pro
The third cycle Programme (PhD) in Civil Engineering was launched in 2008 and revised for the 2012/2013 academic year in compliance with the principles of the Bologna Process and Decree-Law 74/2006 of 24 March, which defines Academic Degrees and Higher Education Diplomas.
The guiding principles of the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering are the following:
to complement the training received by holders of master degrees and 5-year undergraduate degrees in the field of Science and Engineering, particularly Civil Engineering, by providing advanced training in fast-growing areas such as Construction, Structures and Geotechnics, Hydraulics and Environment, as well as Planning and Transport Infrastructures, with particular emphasis on innovation and development of technologies and processes in these areas and on the source materials/products for construction technologies;
to provide students with solid training in research methodology and experimentation, which may allow them to conceive and promote the elaboration of research and development projects in academic and/or professional contexts, thus contributing to increase their abilities in terms of research, technological development and, consequently, their ability to innovate in order to achieve further knowledge in the field;
to boost Civil Engineering-related research and technological development, promoting their consolidation as an important element of the industrial sector.
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