At DTU you can get a research education equal to the world’s very best in fields such as mathematics, physics, informatics, chemistry, biotechnology, chemical and biochemical engineering, electrical engineering, communications technology, space science, mechanical engineering, nanotechnology, energy, civil engineering, transport, environmental engineering, food science, veterinary science, and life science.
As a PhD student you will carry out independent scientific research including a written dissertation and a public defense of your PhD work.
Learning to conduct research
The PhD study is a learning process where you as a PhD student learn to conduct research by working closely with your academic supervisor. The supervisor and PhD student work together as a team in order to achieve the best results.
The PhD programme consists of:
an independent scientific project
a study programme corresponding to 30 ECTS
teaching and dissemination activities corresponding to approximately 3 months
an external research stay
a PhD thesis
a public defense
Here you can read about the different processes which the PhD programme is subjected to at DTU in order to ensure that our programme maintains its high quality.