PhD in Engineering

PhD - Faculty of Engineering

PhD in Engineering


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About the programme

The PhD study in Engineering are closely linked with our research initiatives and departments. The doctoral education programme combines academics with methodological schooling and hands on experience.

The typical length for the PhD programme is three years and is comprised of one semester of additional study and 2.5 years of dissertation work and research. Each doctoral candidate's study is typically financed by a research fellowship.


Admission requirements

In addition to a master's degree or equivalent and a strong academic record, you must have obtained a B or better during your last 2 years of study (corresponding to 120 credits/ECTS). Financing is an absolute requirement for admission to a PhD programme. See the page about Funding and Fees to get more information.


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"During my professional training at NTNU, I learned an understanding of how research-based knowledge is fundamental for a society to prosper. The expertise I obtained from NTNU is used to build strategies and activities that can be practiced in a young institution like KU [Kathmandu University]. This is also vital for my country´s development" 

Biraj Singh Thapa

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Degree: PhD
Duration: 3 years
Programme code: PHIV
Language of instruction: English
Restricted admission: Yes

City: Trondheim
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering