The “Doctoral Programme in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering is established within the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Trento (DICAM Dept).
The Department organizes a three-year doctoral programmes for an annual number of no fewer than fifteen students, of which at least twelve receive a study grant. Each year, one or more announcements are published for the public selection of candidates, specifying the maximum number of students that can be enrolled and the number of study grants offered.
The Programme seeks to enrol the most qualified students regardless of sex, age, nationality, religion, race or social status.
The mission of the Programme is training young researchers in Engineering, Architecture and Applied Science, through the acquisition and development of knowledge, capabilities and skills in the research fields embraced by the School. The activity is organized in advanced courses (mainly during the first year of the programme) and research on the theme chosen for the Doctoral Thesis.
The objectives of the research activity in the specific topic selected by the candidate fall into four main categories:
- Civil and Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Technologies
- Mechanics, Materials, Chemistry and Energy
- Modelling and Simulation
- Architecture and Planning, Landscape
The output of the research activity must be an original and innovative piece of work.
For the purposes of the doctoral programme, the student must also have developed the ability to conduct research autonomously and effectively communicate the results and methods used to an audience of international experts, both orally and in writing. The candidate must develop the skills necessary to formulate research projects and manage them in national and international contexts, while acquiring the tools necessary to conduct the research work individually and in groups.
The doctoral course also aims at developing an exploratory approach to the themes of research and transfer of important and specialized scientific results to problems and applied contexts, with a view to reinforcing the ties between basic and applied research in environmental studies which are important for the society and call for the development of highly innovative technologies, methods, and solutions.