PhD on Steel and Composite Construction

General Objectives of the Course

The doctoral course in Steel and Composite Construction aims to provide: a) high-level specialized training in the field of Steel and Composite Construction in a comprehensive perspective that includes the area of Structural Performance (STR); high-level specialized training in the field of Steel and Composite Construction in a comprehensive perspective that includes the area of Functional Performance (FUNC).

Admission Requirements

a) Holders of master's degree or legal equivalent;
b) Holders of a bachelor’s degree, with an academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Committee of FCTUC;
c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Committee of FCTUC.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Professional Goals

a) Works in the subsector of construction related to the design, production, execution, supervision and management of construction works with steel, timber, glass or composite structure; b) Participation in scientific research projects in the area; c) Academic career in high education institutions.

Mode of Study

Face-to-face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese / English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever the grade comprises more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

During the study cycle, the student adquire high-level knowledge in the area of steel and composite construction, namelly in the thematics of structural performance (structural design, fire design, seismic design, rehabilitation, structures to offshore and renwable energies, ...) e functional performance of structures (thermal and acoustic performance, sustainability, ...) . A close collaboration between research centers of excellence, with industry and professional organizations is promoted, leading not only to advanced theoretical training and the development of knowledge in this area, but also to the enhancement of this knowledge by a network in order to transferred it to the industry.

Course Coordinator(s)

Helena Maria dos Santos Gervásio
hger@dec.uc.pt

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording

Graduation Requirements

This study cicle includes formal curricular units: 60 ECTS; project of thesis: 30 ECTS and thesis: 150 ECTS. The course hasn't associations with Erasmus -mundus.

Study Programme

Steel and Composite Construction

Academic year
2023-2024

Course Type
3rd Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 5612

Qualification Awarded: Doutor

Duration: 8 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 240.0

Annual Fee: 2750.0


Applications

Call for Applications


Calendar

1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2023
End date: 16-12-2023
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2024
End date: 23-05-2024

Accreditations

Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2018-07-31 a 2024-07-30
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/A-Ef 3427/2011/AL01

2019-07-23

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