Profile of the programme
The creation of the cycle of studies which conducts to the degree of doctor in Electrical and Computer Engineering had the main concern to allow that the students who conclude the course of Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as students who attend others M.Sc. courses in related areas, either national or international, can guide their formation at the University of Beira Interior (UBI) to a third study cycle that leads to the Ph.D. degree. In this way one aims, through the activities of research and development (R&D) to be carried out during the doctoral studies, to contribute not just to a more international dissemination of the Science produced in Portugal, but also to the creation of staff with high technical and scientific profile and capable to carry out autonomous scientific work in the fields which are covered by the Department of Electromechanical Engineering.
Key learning outcomes
The rank of doctor in Electrical and Computer Engineering is granted by the University of Beira Interior to the students who show that have acquired the following competences:
a) Capacity of systematic comprehension in the Electrical and Computer Engineering area
b) Competences, aptitudes and research methods associated to the Electrical and Computer Engineering area
c) Capacity of conceiving, projecting, adapting and carrying out significant research respecting the imposed demands by the standards of quality and academic integrity
d) Having carried out significant original research work that have contributed for the widening the frontiers of the knowledge, part of it deserving national or international exposition in publications with scientific arbitration
e) Being capable to critically analyze, evaluate and summarize new and complex ideas
f) Capable to communicate with its pairs, with the remaining academic community and with the society in general about matters of the Electrical and Computer Engineering area.
Occupational profiles of graduates
Holders of a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering can have academic positions in higher education as professors or researchers, in Portugal or abroad, work on research laboratories and institutes, and/or work in private companies, namely those having research and development departments.
The 3rd cycle course in Electrical and Computer Engineering is provided by the Department of Electromechanical Engineering at the University of Beira Interior. This department has several teaching resources as classrooms, auditoriums, and laboratories. In particular, the laboratories which are well equipped to support and academic and research activities are:
Automation and Control Lab.;
Instrumentation and Measurement Lab.;
Electrical Machines and Power Electronics Lab.;
In addition, the University of Beira Interior has other support infrastructures including:
- Central Library (with about 200 computers and open from 9 am to 23 pm);
- Journal databases with open access and download possibility;
- Informatics Center;
- Service networks (internal and external);
- Service permanent access to the Internet;
- Finally, students are socially supported with Canteens, Snacks, Sports halls and dormitories with over 800 beds, among others.