Courses 30 ECTS Points
Dissemination 15-30 ECTS Points
Internationalization 15-60 ECTS Points
Research Project 120-135 ECTS Points
Total 180 ECTS Points
The PhD study programme corresponds to three years of full-time studies and includes:
- Completing an independent, scientific project
- A PhD study programme (courses equivalent to 30 ECTS points)
- Teaching and dissemination of knowledge
The PhD degree is awarded in recognition of the recipient having completed a PhD programme as well as having defended a thesis in a satisfactory way. The PhD graduate has documented a capacity to carry out a scientific project involving independent application of the relevant scientific methodology, thereby displaying a research effort at a level corresponding to international standards of PhD degrees within the specific field.
PhD Schools and PhD Committees
PhD studies at DTU are conducted at PhD schools which are identical to DTU’s departments. The PhD schools are managed b five PhD committees.
The five PhD committees at DTU are:
- Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
(PhD schools: DTU Informatics, DTU Mathematics, DTU Physics and Risø DTU)
- Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering
(PhD schools: DTU Systems Biology, DTU Chemistry, DTU Chemical Engineering and Risø DTU)
- Electronics and Communication
(PhD schools: DTU Photonics, DTU Electrical Engineering, DTU Space and DTU Nanotech)
- Construction, Production, Civil Engineering and Transport
(PhD schools: DTU Civil Engineering, DTU Transport, DTU Management Engineering, Risø DTU and DTU Mechanical Engineering)
- Life science
(PhD schools: DTU Systems Biology, DTU Aqua, DTU Food, DTU Veterinary and DTU Environment)
Each PhD school may also have a number of research schools attached that each attend to a specific subject area. The research school is an administrative entity which ensures that a large group of PhD students will have a well-structured and coherent course of study at a high level within clearly defined areas in terms of e.g. scientific discipline, research objective and thus multidisciplinary, or in terms of application or method. The research areas may cut across both departments and universities.