The Mechanical Engineering PhD’s will be prepared to work in practically all the industrial sectors, in the areas of Conception, Design, Manufacturing, Maintenance and Industrial Management
The Mechanical Engineering is one of the areas of knowledge more transverse to all technical-scientific activities assuming a predominant role in most industrial activities. The rational use of resources in harmony with the environmental balance and centring on human life of any development pose new challenges to humanity. The PhD in Mechanical Engineering aims to contribute to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and technological applications in the Mechanical Engineering field. The aim is to train researchers capable of performing independent research and able to solve scientific problems in the Mechanical Engineering field. A person who has received a doctoral degree is expected possess a considerable level of authority, innovation, autonomy, scientific or professional integrity and can make a firm commitment to the development of new ideas or new processes at the forefront of study or work contexts, including research in the Mechanical Engineering field.
The PhD program in Mechanical Engineering was developed to take advantage of the resources available at UC, in a set of subjects relevant to the scientific and educational valences of the course field, based on the capital of resources and knowledge of the two research centres existing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The 3rd cycle in Mechanical Engineering aims to provide students, possessing a Master's degree in Engineering or Science, advanced training in various scientific areas related to Mechanical Engineering. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to drive autonomously research work: set a theme, plan and manage the work, use appropriate methodologies and disseminate results. The holder of a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering will be prepared to coordinate research and development teams in academic institutions or industrial laboratories.