The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering is offered for the first time in Fall 2011. The mission of the doctoral program in the College of Engineering is to provide students with intensive advanced training in research that leads to the highest level of scholarly achievement, and enable them to conduct research independently to address new challenges as innovators. The PhD program is highly research-intensive.
The PhD program is designed to enhance students' competencies in contributing to the existing body of knowledge, innovation and creation of new knowledge and techniques. Students are expected to equip themselves with strong theoretical and methodological foundations and to develop their ability to conduct research independently.
The total credit hours for the program is 60 credits. Students enrolled in the program are required to complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of coursework and 54 credit hours of research work. A typical duration of the program is six semesters (three years) and the maximum duration is twelve semesters (six years). The program currently caters only for full time students.
The program offers concentration on the following fields:
Graduates of the doctoral program will be able to fulfill most of the following educational objectives:
By the time a student completes all requirements of the program, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
International students will categorize in the following groups:
All applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering programs who meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for admission to Qatar University: