PhD in Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

PhD in Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

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Duration4 years (full-time study)

Fees
€12,060 for whole program

LanguageEnglish

CampusNicosia - Limassol

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Qualification Awarded Doctoral Program (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering
Level Of Qualification PhD (3rd Cycle Degree)
Offered by Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mode of Study Full Time or Part Time

The PhD Program in Mechanical Engineering aims to develop scientists in the domain of Mechanical Engineering with the necessary background knowledge, skills, experiences, ethos and capabilities that will enable them to contribute on the development of research and knowledge on the specific domain. Based on their advance knowledge and research skills concerning their particular domain of interest, PhD students with the guidance of their academic supervisors are expected to be productive members of the respective research society and the whole educational community, by extending the boundaries of what is already known.

The specific program is central to fulfil the Department, the School and the University mission through advancing its research dimension and enabling the establishment of the University, the School and the Department in the regional and international scene. Additionally, the program aims to:

(a) provide a framework for conducting original and innovative state-of-the-art research, leading to the creation of new useful knowledge, that will be beneficial to the science, the economy and the society;
(b) develop highly educated graduates, equipped with the knowledge, skills, ethos and capabilities that will enable them to seek a successful career as researchers or as leading officials in a relevant industry sector;
(c) contribute to the increase of the research output of the Department, through the increase in the publication volume and the external research funding.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
1. Independently formulate ideas and hypotheses that will extend the forefront of knowledge and to discover new knowledge through original research in the field of Mechanical Engineering;
2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge for a range of topics in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering;
3. Employ relevant techniques and practices, as well as use appropriate tools necessary in conducting their research work;
4. Make reasoned judgements and propose solutions in the absence of complete data and information;
5. Design, develop and implement methodologies and settings that will enable the validation and evaluation of the outcome of their research work;
6. Conduct primary research work and produce work of publishable quality which satisfies peer review;
7. Evaluate critically and review research work related to the domain of their research work published in journals and conference proceedings;
8. Communicate the results of their research work and to publish them in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings;
9. Present and successfully defend the outcomes of their research work;
10. Demonstrate awareness of any ethical and legal implications of their research and engage with the ethical and legal context of their research;
11. Exhibit transferable professional skills, such as communication and presentation skills, team-working, leadership, self-direction, time management and organization, as well as ethical and commercial awareness, necessary for a successful career as a researcher and/or for employment in a senior and leading capacity in a relevant area of industry.

On completion of the program, graduates will have acquired knowledge in high-level scientific research in a wide-range of engineering disciplines and developed the skills and expertise to work in senior positions in academia, or in any relevant research, industrial or business organisation in either the private or public sector. They will have developed attributes essential for a successful career of national and international recognition under professionally challenging conditions in highly competitive work environments.

Application Form: Click here to fill in online and download (pdf)

Admission to the doctoral program is done after the announcement of doctoral positions by the Department, followed by an application by the interested applicant. Eligible applicants must hold a university degree, Bachelor’s and Master’s, granted by an institution recognized in the country where it operates. Applicants who do not hold their first degree at the time of application, but will hold such a degree before the commencement of the graduate program, are also eligible to apply but must submit a letter from their University’s Registrar verifying that they are indeed eligible to graduate. The decision on their admission does not become official until the degree has been successfully produced.

Each application for admission should include:
- A completed application form.
- A Curriculum Vitae indicating the student’s education, academic and research experience, any publications, awards, etc.
- A Research Statement. Candidates with prior graduate studies are required to submit a brief research statement (up to 600 words) stating the area in which they are interested in conducting research. Candidates with no prior graduate level studies do not need to submit a research statement.
- At least two letters of recommendation from academic or professional advisors.
- Certified copies of all degrees and transcripts.
- Copies of any other supporting material, such as exams, honours, awards, etc.
- Proof of English language proficiency, such as the TOEFL, the IELTS, or other equivalent language examinations. Candidates, who have completed an undergraduate or graduate program where the instruction language was English, satisfy the proof of English language proficiency requirement.

The application material must be submitted in English.

All applications for admission are evaluated by the Doctoral Program Committee. All applicants satisfying the admissions requirements are invited for a personal interview by the Doctoral Program Committee. The criteria for the evaluation of the candidates are the following:
- Academic background
- Research background
  • Recommendation letters
  • Additional qualifications
If necessary, the Doctoral Program Committee may invite a candidate for a personal interview.
After completing the evaluation process, the Doctoral Program Committee submits to the Council of the Department a Program Admission Evaluation Report on its decision. This report includes a justified suggestion of the Committee on the acceptance/rejection of the candidate’s application, possible conditions for admission, transfer credits, and research area. If appropriate, the Committee may suggest in this report the Research Advisor and the members of the Research Advisory Committee.

The program is structured in six (6) semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. The minimum duration of the program is six semesters (180 ECTS).

A doctoral student is awarded the doctoral title after a successful completion of the requirements specified in the program structure. These requirements include the successful completion of the following:
- Doctoral Level Courses
- Comprehensive Exam
- Graduate Seminar Courses
- Defence of Research Proposal
- Paper Publications
- Doctoral Dissertation Submission
- Doctoral Dissertation Defence

Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 240 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1AME601RESEARCH METHODS73
2AME602ADVANCED TOPICS I73
3AME603ADVANCED TOPICS II73
4AME604ADVANCED TOPICS III73
5AME701RESEARCH PLANNING I73
6AME702PhD QUALIFYING EXAM73
7AME703RESEARCH PLANNING II73
8AME704RESEARCH PROPOSAL73
9AME710GRADUATE SEMINAR I23
10AME711GRADUATE SEMINAR II23
11AME712GRADUATE SEMINAR III23
12AME713GRADUATE SEMINAR IV23
13AME714GRADUATE SEMINAR V23
14AME715GRADUATE SEMINAR VI23
15AME721GRADUATE RESEARCH I213
16AME722PAPER PREPARATION I73
17AME723GRADUATE RESEARCH II213
18AME724PAPER SUBMISSION I73
19AME730GRADUATE RESEARCH III143
20AME731DISSERTATION WRITING I73
21AME732PAPER PREPARATION II73
22AME733DISSERTATION WRITING II143
23AME734PAPER SUBMISSION II73
24AME735DISSERTATION DEFENCE73
Total
180
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1GRADUATE MASTERS LEVEL COURSES30
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1GRADUATE MASTERS LEVEL COURSES30
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1AME601RESEARCH METHODS7
2AME602ADVANCED TOPICS I7
3AME701RESEARCH PLANNING I7
4AME702PhD QUALIFYING EXAM7
5AME710GRADUATE SEMINAR I2
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1AME603ADVANCED TOPICS II7
2AME604ADVANCED TOPICS III7
3AME703RESEARCH PLANNING II7
4AME704RESEARCH PROPOSAL7
5AME711GRADUATE SEMINAR II2
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1AME712GRADUATE SEMINAR III2
2AME721GRADUATE RESEARCH I21
3AME722PAPER PREPARATION I7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1AME713GRADUATE SEMINAR IV2
2AME723GRADUATE RESEARCH II21
3AME724PAPER SUBMISSION I7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1AME714GRADUATE SEMINAR V2
2AME730GRADUATE RESEARCH III14
3AME731DISSERTATION WRITING I7
4AME732PAPER PREPARATION II7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1AME715GRADUATE SEMINAR VI2
2AME733DISSERTATION WRITING II14
3AME734PAPER SUBMISSION II7
4AME735DISSERTATION DEFENCE7
TOTAL30


 

 
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