Doctorate in Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
University of Cyprus
8 - 16 semesters
EUR 4,000 *
Earliest start date
* holders of Master's degree
The aim of the doctoral programs of the CEE Department is to promote scholarly research leading to discovery, learning and innovation according to international standards of excellence, in the broader discipline of CEE, as well as in related multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields.
The research focuses on areas that serve the interests of Cypriot society, by identifying and providing solutions to local issues and by promoting opportunities for local development and for the improvement of life in Cyprus.
The Environmental Engineering program is intended for Environmental, Civil, and Chemical Engineers, Biologists, Chemists, Physicists, and graduates with similar expertise.
Scholarships and Funding
There are various sources of funding available at the University of Cyprus. Apart from scholarships offered by the State, the University of Cyprus may subsidize a postgraduate student who offers to work as an assistant in covering the needs of his/her department or other departments. Students of the Cypriot/Greek diaspora are eligible to apply for financial assistance to the Ministry of Education and Culture, by submitting the required documentation to the Student Life Office. The scholarships are granted based on the academic performance and financial status of the students. The scholarships aim to attract students with a great performance level in the University of Cyprus. For more information please, contact directly the Departments. Also some master programmes are offering a number of scholarships every year based on the programmes' performance / revenue.
- Compulsory: 180 ECTS
- Recognition of prior studies: 56 ECTS
- Restricted Elective: 24 ECTS
- Total ECTS: 260
Successful completion of the requirements of the program.
The applicants to the Ph.D. program must possess the equivalent of a BSc or MSc degree in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering, or in a related field of science or engineering, from the University of Cyprus or another accredited university in Cyprus or abroad.
Students who have joined the doctoral program after successfully completing a relevant Master's program can be credited with a maximum of 56 ECTS for graduate courses they have successfully attended previously. These 56 ECTS count towards fulfillment of the required 80 ECTS coursework.
The maximum number of ECTS that can be credited to students with a graduate degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering is 56, while the maximum number of ECTS that can be credited to students with a graduate degree in other fields of study is 32. The crediting of ECTS is not automatic; it is subject to the approval of the Department’s Council based on recommendations made by the CEE Graduate Studies Committee. The committee’s recommendations follow a well-documented petition by the student and a relevant recommendation by his academic advisor. For the fulfillment of the required 80 ECTS coursework, the student must choose and successfully attend courses that are not the same or similar to those credited from previous studies.
The University of Cyprus is the only Cypriot university that achieves for the fourth consecutive year to be included in the list of Shanghai 2021 and, specifically among the 601-700 top universities in the world (ShanghaiRanking-Univiersities).
Our department was one of the first three departments of the Engineering School that was created in 2002. We admitted our first undergraduate students in September 2003 and produced the first graduates in June 2007. Since its creation, the Department has expanded rapidly with the hiring of new faculty and an increasing number of admitted undergraduate and graduate students. Through this development phase, we created the laboratory and information technology infrastructure to support our mission of providing high quality educational and research programmes to students. We continuously strive to improve the undergraduate curriculum, to offer more graduate programmes, and to define our research directions. One of our immediate objectives is to grow our graduate programmes that offer degrees in the various disciplines of Civil and Environmental Engineering in order to attract students to perform their graduate studies with us.
The program aims to provide the students with novel knowledge and aspires to educate them to:
- develop critical thinking,
- seek continuous professional development,
- introduce and adopt innovative concepts/ideas, technologies, and methods in their practice,
- accept interdisciplinary collaborations for the holistic approach and efficient solving of problems considering the environment.
Program Tuition Fee
Graduates of the program have professional opportunities in academia (as postdoctoral researchers or lecturers) and in both the private and public sectors in design, construction, maintenance, management, or research and development.