Doctorate in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (Ph.D.)
University of Cyprus
8 - 16 semesters
EUR 4,000 *
Earliest start date
* holders of Master's degree
The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the four departments in the newly established Faculty of Engineering at the University of Cyprus. The first undergraduate students were accepted in September 2003, while the graduate program started in January 2005.
The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering offers a highquality graduate program both at the Master and Ph.D. level. This program emphasizes fundamental principles that prepare students for leadership roles in a challenging and rapidly changing technological world. Research and innovation are encouraged in an environment that fosters cooperation among faculty, students, industry and research organizations. The faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is comprised of experienced and distinguished academicians with expertise in a wide range of research fields pertinent to Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.
The objective of the Ph.D. program is to train young scientists with up-to-date knowledge and techniques in the fast growing (and of particular importance for the society) field of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. The students are specialized in one of the research areas of the program with the aim to create proper conditions for a successful professional career in the public or private sector, in industry or in research organizations.
The criteria for assessment of postgraduate candidates are the following:
- Academic background in the appropriate discipline and grades in other related degrees.
- Letters of recommendation.
- Personal interview at the discretion of each department.
- Written examination at the discretion of each department.
- Submission of a preliminary research proposal for a student place in a Phd programme (if this is stated in the departments’ regulations)
- Other criteria set by each department.
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.
Assistantships may involve assisting in teaching, tutorials, help with assignments, lab supervision, grading, etc. They do not apply to the research activity of the student nor to the research activity of the academic and research staff.
- Compulsory: 208 ECTS
- Restricted Elective: 32 ECTS
- Total ECTS: 240
- Successful completion of the requirements of the Program.
- Up to 60 ECTS may be exempted from postgraduate courses.
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 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).
The program is designed to produce highly qualified graduates who
- Gain a strong background in the fundamentals of the field, creativity, societal sensitivity, and the independence of thought required for a successful career in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
- Obtain self-motivation and self-evaluation skills to acquire more knowledge in their area of specialization during their future professional career.
- As successful Materials Scientists and Engineers, identify, describe, use, and understand the basic science behind the properties of materials at the nanometer scale and the principles behind advanced experimental and computational techniques for studying advanced materials.
- Systematically solve scientific problems related specifically to advanced and nanotechnological materials using conventional scientific and mathematical notation.
- Integrate new knowledge in their background to design, propose and compose new products and services.
- Apply their acquired knowledge and skills to a research project in the area of their specialization.
- Communicate clearly, precisely, and effectively using conventional scientific language and are able to prepare scientifically.
- Are able to prepare scientific reports and present their work in the scientific community
- Are able to teach in academic institutes and supervise research projects and young scientists
- Are able to lead a team for research and development in the industry
- Develop new knowledge through research projects.
Program Tuition Fee
The employment prospects of the program include, among others, the following:
- Advanced Materials Analysis
- Materials Development and Processing Sector
- Construction Sector
- Mining and Processing
- Production of Electricity
- Water Desalination
- Technical Offices
- Design of Materials that impact everyday life
- Thermal Building Performance
- Environmental Impact
- Installation and Maintenance of Equipment
- Appointment to the Public Sector of Cyprus
- Appointment in Secondary Education
- Financial Investment Advisers