The program of PhD in Mechanical Engineering (DEM) was first offered in the academic year 2008/2009 and awards the degree of Doctor of Engineering Mechanics with the approval of the doctoral thesis. The typical duration is 3 years at full time (180 ECTS), with only 3 ECTS of the curricular component.
The PhD Programme in Mechanical Engineering has adopted the guiding principles and objectives underlying the integration into the European Higher Education Area. The aim is thus to train doctors in Mechanical Engineering that may show:
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
Vacancies for 2023/2024:
To be admitted in the doctoral program, the candidate must meet the conditions established by national legislation, by UNL’s and FCT NOVA’s regulation, and meet at least one of the following conditions:
a) Hold a master's degree, or legal equivalent, obtained at a national or foreign institution in the field of Engineering or in an area recognized as suitable by the Scientific Committee of the program. The candidate should have a minimum final grade of fourteen values (or equivalent in ECTS scale) in these study cycles;
b) Have an undergraduate degree and hold a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized as such by FCT NOVA’s Scientific Council thus attesting the capacity to accomplish this study cycle;
c) Hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by FCT NOVA’s Scientific Council as attesting the capacity to accomplish the PhD.
2. Recognition referred to in subparagraphs b) and c) of paragraph 1 of this Article:
a) Will be based on recommendations issued by two professors or PhD researchers, considered experts in the concerned scientific field and appointed by the Scientific Committee of this doctoral program;
b) Does not grant its holder the equivalence to the bachelor's degree or master or his recognition.
3. The entry in this PhD program is conditional and depends on the approval by FCT NOVA’s Scientific Council of the proposal to accept the application, submitted by the Scientific Committee of the Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering.
Application Process Documentation:
Qualifications certificate listing the obtained grades
Statement of Intent (Letter of Intent) in which the candidate explains why he/she is interested in doing this PhD program;
Curriculum vitae assessment, taking particular account of the academic component in the specific area of the course, the recommendations and the eventual interview.
Professor Telmo Jorge Gomes dos Santos
Registration number R/A-Ef 3074/2011 on 18/03/2011
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 02/09/2021
Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DEMI) is a permanent organic unit of Nova School of Science and Technology, dedicated to teaching, to fundamental and applied scientific research and to the provision of services in the fields of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
DEMI counts, currently, with 5 employees and 44 teachers who are committed to offering the best teaching experience and the best knowledge to their students, helping them develop their skills and achieve their personal and professional goals.
DEMI teachers also collaborate, at different levels, with diverse public and private institutions, particularly in the development of research projects in scientific and technological areas of relevance to Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, which aim to respond to the needs of the society.
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