PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Initiative Description

It is intended the holders of this PhD degree become entitled to act in the areas of Automation and Robotics, Computers and Electronics Energy, Materials and Devices and Telecommunications

Training Objectives

It is intended the holders of a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer may have high scientific and technological knowledge in the areas of expertise of the course (which are: Automation and Robotics, Computers and Electronics Energy, Materials and Devices and Telecommunications) and may become entitled to execute correlative specialised functions in sectors that require particularly in higher education, laboratories and research institutes, industrial enterprises and services and public administration. It will be sought to foster in the doctoral students abilities/competencies concerning innovation, research and updating in a perspective of internationalization and strengthening of the national technological capacity. It is also intended that the research work of the students be strongly interconnected with the research activities of the associated research units, recognised by FCT, namely ISR-Coimbra, IT–Coimbra, INESC Coimbra and CEMUC, as well as with R&D projects contracted directly by FCTUC-UC.

Training Contents

Advanced Control of Power Converters Advanced Topics of Electric Machines Advanced Topics of Operational Research Autonomous Robotic Systems Cognitive Vision Systems Computational Techniques for Estimation, Detection and Identification Computer Control Computer-aided Electromagnet-thermal Project Control of Electric Drives Cooperative Robotic Systems Dependability in Telecommunication Networks Efficient Use of Energy in Buildings Energy Markets and Efficiency Energy Planning and Sustainable Development Fault Diagnosis in Electromechatronic Systems Graphic Computation and Three-dimensional Modeling Haptic Control Project Image and Video Signal Compression Intelligent Control Medical Robotics Project Metamaterials Methodologies of Mobile Robotics Mobile Networks Non-Destructive Techniques for Control, Characterization and Visualization Non-guided Optical Transmission Photonics for Telecommunications Programmable Electronic Devices Robotics and Manipulation Project Routing in Telecommunication Networks Semiconductor Oxide Gas Sensors Speech Processing Video-Vigilance and Biometrics

Digital Innovation Hubs



  • Robotics
  • Data analytics
  • Artificial Inteligence


  • Lecture
  • Presentation
  • Practical exercices
  • Practical session in lab


  • Face to face

Technology Absortion Cycle

  • Operation: supports knowing how to operate the technologies during daily operations.

Target Group

  • Directors

Instruction Level

  • Highly Specialized


  • Computer - Software
  • Research & Development
  • Energy

Education Level

  • Master


  • More than 20




Durations: +7 days,




Countries where training is provided


Cities where training is provided


Languages this training can be provided

English and Portuguese


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