Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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SPECIALISATIONS

Doctoral Degree

2022/2023

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SEMESTERS

Course Objectives

 Doctorates in Electrical and Computer Engineering are qualified to perform functions in sectors that require high scientific and technological competence in the areas of specialisation covered, which are:

 

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Energy
  • Materials and Devices
  • Telecommunications

 

These Doctorates are qualified to work in higher education institutions, in laboratories and research institutes, in industrial and service companies, and in public administration in their own countries or at international level. To achieve the required qualifications, doctoral students are encouraged to foster permanent innovation, and to develop research and technological skills from an international perspective, competing with the best in their domains. The research work carried out by these students is strongly interconnected with the activities of the associated R&D Units recognized by FCT, namely ISR-Coimbra, IT–Coimbra, INESC Coimbra, and CEMMPRE, and, whenever possible, related to R&D projects contracted through the UC or associated institutions.

Ph.D. (180 ECTS)

Curricular Units (24 ECTS)

Recipients

 Candidates for a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering must have a master's degree in an area of engineering or science such as:

  • Electrical engineering 
  • Electronics
  • Computing
  • Telecommunications
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Mechanics
  • Industrial Management Engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Aeronautic engineering
  • Other interface áreas

Conditions of Access and Admission

1. The following may apply for access to the cycle of studies leading to the doctoral degree: 

 

  • Holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent
  • Holders of a bachelor's degree, holders of an especially relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognised as attesting the ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra
  • Holders of an academic, scientific, or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra
  •  The recognition referred to in subparagraphs b) and c) of paragraph 1 only has the effect of granting access the study cycle leading to a doctorate degree, and it does not confer to its holder the equivalence of a bachelor's or master's degree, or its recognition

Professional Opportunities

Qualification for applying and working in higher education institutions, in the areas of specialization of the course and develop professional activity that requires high skills related to R&D in public and private laboratories and research institutes, in industrial and service companies, and in public administration, regional and local, namely:

 

  • Electric production, transport, distribution, and energy management companies
  • Industrial automation companies
  • Robotics companies
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Companies specialized in electromechanical systems
  • Electronics and microsystems companies
  • Instrumentation companies
  • Industrial maintenance companies
  • Design and audit companies
  • Software development companies
  • Research & development area

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