PhD on Steel and Composite Construction
General Objectives of the CourseThe 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).
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 Goalsa) 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 StudyFace-to-face
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese / English
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs 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 SkillsDuring 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.
Helena Maria dos Santos Gervásio
Recognition of Prior LearningRecognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsThe legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording
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.
3rd Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 5612
Qualification Awarded: Doutor
Duration: 8 Semester(s)
ECTS Credits: 240.0
Annual Fee: 2750.0
Call for Applications
- 1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2023
End date: 16-12-2023
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2024
End date: 23-05-2024
- 2018-07-31 a 2024-07-30