PhD in Engineering

PhD in Engineering

Engineering - PhD programme (doctoral degree)

Students are working with artificial sun in the Thermal engineering laboratories. With this installation it is possible to simulate sunlight. Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNU.

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  • PhD Full-time, 3 years
  • Campus Trondheim, Gjøvik, Ålesund
  • Admission Application and admission
  • Application deadlines Ongoing admissions

The objective of the PhD programme in Engineering is to prepare the PhD candidates for work that requires advanced scientific expertise and analytical skills and for a career in academia. 

The PhD programme in Engineering is closely linked with our research groups and departments, and is a key component in the overall research strategy at the Faculty of Engineering.

The PhD programme in Engineering is comprised of both course work and a research component. The education programme combines academics with methodological schooling and hands-on experience.

The PhD programme is coordinated at the department level. The doctoral thesis topics will normally be related to research and development projects at a department or associated research groups. 

Read more about our research and the PhD programme in Engineering on our departments web pages:

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The PhD education is a structured degree with a nominal duration of three-year full-time study. Some PhD positions may include a fourth year of required duties, usually in the form of teaching, this will be detailed in your employee contract if applicable.

Read more about the programme structure

A PhD degree is the highest level of formalised education in Norway.

A doctoral degree from NTNU qualifies you to a range of positions both in the private and public sector. Academia has traditionally been the main career path for doctors, but now an increasing number of doctors are going into leading positions in the private sector.

To be accepted to a PhD programme at NTNU, you must have:

  • a funding plan
  • completed at least five years of higher education that includes a master's degree or other equivalent degree.
  • a strong academic record and a weighted average for the last two years of your master's degree equivalent to a B or higher in NTNU's grading scale.

Applications for admission to the PhD programme must to be submitted through the Department of your subject area 

Read more about how to apply and admission

Applicants and candidates should first contact the relevant department, for assistance with both general information or for help with finding the right supervisor within a particular field of study.

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