Doctorate in Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) University of Cyprus
- Compulsory: 184 ECTS
- Recognition of prior studies: 32 ECTS
- Restricted Elective: 24 ECTS
- Total ECTS: 240
- Successful completion of the requirements of the Program
- Up to 60 ECTS may be exempted from postgraduate courses
When graduating from the Ph.D. program in Computer Engineering, students should have the following abilities and skills:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve computer engineering problems.
- Advanced knowledge of electrical and electronic components and their use in computing systems.
- Ability to model, design, analyze and evaluate components and systems.
- Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- Use modern engineering tools and techniques to successfully practice the computer engineering profession in a broad spectrum of areas.
- Use oral and written communication to convey technical concepts and research results to engineers and non-engineers, in the form of conference papers, journal papers, and/or oral presentations.
- Achieve and demonstrate a deep knowledge of the discipline and significantly advance the state of art through original research.
- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems using techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs and to design, conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
- Ability to address advanced engineering problems.
- Ability to function in, and lead multidisciplinary teams and to communicate effectively.
- Ability to identify emerging trends and challenges in Computer Engineering, and apply the acquired knowledge in mathematics, science, and engineering, to address the technological challenges of the future.
- Adhere to the highest professional and ethical responsibility standards.
- Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context. Recognition of the need for and ability to engage in lifelong learning.
Program Tuition Fee
The program has been approved by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK - the statutory Technical Advisor to the State and is the umbrella organization for all Cypriot Engineers). Graduates of the Department can register with ETEK as Electronic Engineers and this gives them the right to work as engineers.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is considered to be one of the most active departments at the University of Cyprus due to (a) the number and level of Cypriot students that it attracts annually and (b) its developed teaching and research activities. The ECE department offers a wide range of knowledge and specialization to its students through a) highly-qualified academic staff, and b) a course of study that is organized as per international standards of leading academic institutions abroad.
Specialized knowledge in the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a powerful tool for the graduates of the department in their efforts for professional success, within a constantly changing working environment at a global level. In particular, the trend towards more intelligent systems, through specialized hardware and software, the increase in the connectivity of all devices on the Internet, etc., highlight a series of challenges that future Computer Engineering graduates will be called upon to address and offer workable solutions to emerging issues. For example, according to Eurostat, in the European Union, 5.8% of all employment in 2016 concerned skilled workers in high-tech specialties. This percentage is rising and is expected to be much higher in the next few decades.
Despite the fact that the Cypriot market is at an embryonic stage in creating such jobs (according to the same Eurostat survey, the corresponding high-tech jobs in Cyprus fluctuated to around 1% in 2016), the combination of the high expenditure of the Cypriot government in the field of Education with the recent increase in Research and Development funding allocation and with the rising employment rate of recent graduates, is expected to provide a big push to Cyprus's effort to create a knowledge-based society. The ECE Department at UCY is therefore expected to play a leading role in this transition. In particular, according to the Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA) of Cyprus, the forecast for Cyprus is that the number of total jobs per sector related to the broader field of Computer Engineering is capable of absorbing the expected annual number of graduates of the ECE department.