Started in the academic year of 2009/2010. The minimum number of credits to obtain the degree is 180 (3 years).
Relevant information for students is provided here
Day and tutorial system
2 750 Euros/ year
2 750 Euros/ year
1st phase: 7th march to 22nd march
2nd phase: 1st to 30th of june
3rd phase: 23rd august to 4th september
Vacancies for 2023/2024:
In order to enroll in the PhD program, candidates must satisfy at least one of the following conditions:
a) Hold, in the program scientific area or similar, a Master degree or legal equivalent. The candidate must have a minimum final grade of 14 (in 20) in these study cycles;
b) Hold, in the program scientific area or similar, a Bachelor degree and relevant academic or scientific curriculum, recognized by the Department Council, and the Scientific Council, as attesting the ability to carry out the PhD program;
c) Hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, recognized by the Department Council, and the Scientific Council, as attesting the ability to carry out the PhD program.
Documentation for the on-line application:
1. Qualifications certificate, listing the obtained grades;
2. Academic and professional curriculum;
3. Recommendation letters from two teachers or researchers that know the candidate, commenting his/her skills.
4. Letter of intent, where the candidate explains why he/she is interested in carrying out this PhD program;
1. CV evaluation;
2. Grade averages, rankings in relevant curricular units for the chosen specialty;
3. Content and source of the recommendation letters and
4. Eventual personal interview.
Professor Rodrigo M. Gonçalves
Registration number R/A-Ef 3537/2011/AL01 on 10/10/2019
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 23/05/2019
for 6 years
The Department of Civil Engineering (DEC) was established in 1996. Today it offers a bachelor’s in civil engineering (3 years), four 2nd cycle Master Programs in Civil Engineering and in Structures and Geotechnics (2 years), Building Rehabilitation (1.5 years) and Facade Technology (1 year), and a PhD program in Civil Engineering (3 years). In parallel DEC has developed specific “lifelong learning” and graduate courses in the field of Sustainable Construction and Rehabilitation, and Rehabilitation of Railway Infrastructures.
DEC develops scientific and technological research activities with national and international partnerships, participating in R&D projects in several areas, such as Structural Concrete and Masonry; Structures Retrofitting; Structures under Extreme Events; Numerical Simulation of Structures; Ecoefficiency of Construction Materials; Energy, Comfort and IAQ Performance of Buildings; Building Pathology and Rehabilitation; Geotechnics; Road Pavements; Spatial and Urban Planning.
There are currently more than 300 students enrolled in Civil Engineering at NOVA and the DEC’s faculty totals 35 teachers, 32 of whom with PhDs.More info