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.
1 - That the candidate holds a master's degree in the area of Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
2 - Alternatively, that the candidate holds a master's degree in another area of Engineering, provided that he has a relevant professional / academic curriculum in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), where the existence of :
a) Development or participation in projects in the ECE area, at least 2;
b) Scientific publications relevant to the ECE area, at least 2;
c) Relevant professional experience in the ECE area, at least 3 years.
3 - In order for candidates to be admitted to the course based on point 2, it is necessary to give a favorable opinion from the scientific council of the School of Sciences and Technology, on the basis of a reasoned proposal by the Course Director.
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.