The research environment is composed of UTAD’s Engineering Department and the following research institutes:
INESC TEC – Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science
CITAB – Centre for the Research and Technology Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences
INESC P&D Brasil – (waiting protocol)
Getting a degree
The Doctor Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering is granted to the student that:
• Successfully completes the courses according to the course organization, obtaining 60 ECTS;
• Gets approval for a Research Plan, presented at the end of the first year (normally July – 2017/2008 will be in 12-July-2018);
• Submits and sees approved an original Ph.D. Thesis, as a result of the Research Plan previously accepted.
The Thesis must be submitted in English (or Portuguese, in cases accepted by the Scientific Committee) before the end of 4 years of frequency of the Program. A provisional version of the Thesis will be evaluated by a Committee upon a public defense, and ammendments may stipulated. The Diploma is only granted upon delivery of a corrected and final version of the Thesis.
(523) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Academic Calendar: September to June
60 ECTS correspond to courses that the student must complete and 180 ECTS correspond to thesis work.
Other profiles are likely to be accepted, especially in Computer Science, Physics or Energy and Environment, if there is the existence of:
a) Development or participation in projects in the area of the EEC, at least 2;
b) Periodical publications in the area of the EEC, at least 2;
c) Professional experience in the area of the EEC, at least 3 years.
The admission of any candidate is subject to analysis and approval by the Scientific Committee of the School of Science and Technology.
The values of the EEC PhD tuition fees depend on the student status. In 2017/2018 academic year the tuition fee was 3500 Euros for students covered by international student status. It was 2000 Euros, for national students, CPLP* students or foreign students not covered by international student status. For 2018/2019 the tuition fees are not yet defined.
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.