PhD in Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering

PhD in Electrical Engineering

PhD in Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering

PhD in Electrical Engineering

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Duration4 years (full-time study)

Fees
€12,060 for whole program

LanguageEnglish

CampusNicosia - Limassol

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Qualification Awarded Doctoral Program (PhD) in Electrical Engineering
Level Of Qualification PhD (3rd Cycle Degree)
Offered by Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics
Mode of Study Full Time or Part Time

The PhD in Electrical Engineering is primarily a research-oriented program offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics. It provides a framework for pioneering research in the various areas of Electrical Engineering. The Program is central to fulfilling the mission of the University through advancing its research dimension, and enabling its establishment in the regional and international scene.

The aims of the Program are (a) pursue research and advance the boundaries of knowledge by creating and disseminate new knowledge, and (b) develop engineers with the necessary background knowledge, skills, experience, ethos, and capabilities that will enable them to contribute in the advancement of knowledge, and serve the overall development of the society.

The language of instruction is English.

The specific program is central to fulfil the Department, the School and the University mission through advancing its research dimension and enabling the establishment of the University, the School and the Department in the regional and international scene. Additionally, the program aims to:
(a) provide a framework for conducting original and innovative state-of-the-art research, leading to the creation of new useful knowledge, that will be beneficial to the science, the economy and the society;
(b) develop highly educated graduates, equipped with the knowledge, skills, ethos and capabilities that will enable them to seek a successful career as researchers or as leading officials in a relevant industry sector;
(c) contribute to the increase of the research output of the Department, through the increase in the publication volume and the external research funding.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a substantial knowledge at a great depth in the discipline of Electrical Engineering.
2. Demonstrate a comprehensive theoretical and research based understanding of techniques and methodologies applicable to the discipline of Electrical Engineering.
3. Identify and define complex, new and existing problems, and apply appropriate knowledge, skills, tools and methods for their solution.
4. Work with theoretical and research knowledge at the forefront of the discipline of Electrical Engineering, at publication quality and peer reviewed standards.
5. Analyse new and/or abstract data and situations without guidance, using a range of appropriate techniques within the context of the research area.
6. Transform abstract data and concepts towards a given purpose and design novel solutions with minimum guidance.
7. Critically evaluate evidence to support conclusions/recommendations, by reviewing its reliability, validity and significance, and investigate contradictory information, identifying reasons for contradictions.
8. Manage and evaluate, with minimum guidance, own learning and apply own criteria of judgement.
9. Analyse and manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and show awareness of personal responsibility and professional codes of conduct.
10. Retrieve and analyze information from different sources, including information retrieval through databases and on-line computer searches.
11. Independently formulate ideas and hypotheses that will extend the forefront of knowledge and to discover new knowledge through original research in the field of Electrical Engineering;
12. Demonstrate competency in oral and written communication skills, as well as in the use of relevant computing technologies and tools.

On completion of the program, graduates will have acquired knowledge in high-level scientific research in a wide-range of engineering disciplines and developed the skills and expertise to work in senior positions in academia, or in any relevant research, industrial or business organisation in either the private or public sector. They will have developed attributes essential for a successful career of national and international recognition under professionally challenging conditions in highly competitive work environments.

Application Form: Click here to fill in online and download (pdf)

Admission to the doctoral program is done after the announcement of doctoral positions by the Department, followed by an application by the interested applicant. Eligible applicants must hold a university degree, Bachelor’s and Master’s, granted by an institution recognized in the country where it operates. Applicants who do not hold their first degree at the time of application, but will hold such a degree before the commencement of the graduate program, are also eligible to apply but must submit a letter from their University’s Registrar verifying that they are indeed eligible to graduate.

The decision on their admission does not become official until the degree has been successfully produced.
- Each application for admission should include:
- A completed application form.
- A Curriculum Vitae indicating the student’s education, academic and research experience, any publications, awards, etc.
- A Research Statement. Candidates with prior graduate studies are required to submit a brief research statement (up to 600 words) stating the area in which they are interested in conducting research. Candidates with no prior graduate level studies do not need to submit a research statement.
- At least two letters of recommendation from academic or professional advisors.
- Certified copies of all degrees and transcripts.
- Copies of any other supporting material, such as exams, honours, awards, etc.
- Proof of English language proficiency, such as the TOEFL, the IELTS, or other equivalent language examinations. Candidates, who have completed an undergraduate or graduate program where the instruction language was English, satisfy the proof of English language proficiency requirement.

The application material must be submitted in English.

Admission’s Evaluation Procedure
All applications for admission are evaluated by the Doctoral Program Committee. All applicants satisfying the admissions requirements are invited for a personal interview by the Doctoral Program Committee. The criteria for the evaluation of the candidates are the following:
- Academic background
- Research background
- Recommendation letters
- Additional qualifications

If necessary, the Doctoral Program Committee may invite a candidate for a personal interview.
After completing the evaluation process, the Doctoral Program Committee submits to the Council of the Department a Program Admission Evaluation Report on its decision. This report includes a justified suggestion of the Committee on the acceptance/rejection of the candidate’s application, possible conditions for admission, transfer credits, and research area. If appropriate, the Committee may suggest in this report the Research Advisor and the members of the Research Advisory Committee.

The doctoral program is based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). To be awarded the PhD degree, the student must complete at least 180 ECTS credits of doctoral level coursework, research work, and seminar attendance. The normal duration of the program is three years.

The requirements for the successful completion of the doctoral program and the award of the PhD degree are the following:
1. Successful completion of 28 ECTS credits of doctoral level coursework.
2. Passing the PhD qualifying exam.
3. Approval of the doctoral dissertation proposal.
4. Submission of a doctoral dissertation.
5. Successful defence of the doctoral dissertation.
6. Participation to graduate level seminars including research talks and conferences.
7. Successful submission of at least three scientific papers. At least one paper must be published or must be accepted for publication in refereed international journals. At least one paper must be presented in a refereed conference and published in the conference proceedings.
Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 180 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ECI601RESEARCH METHODS AND PRACTICES72
2ECI602ADVANCED TOPICS I70
3ECI603ADVANCED TOPICS II70
4ECI604ADVANCED TOPICS III70
5ECI701RESEARCH PLANNING I70
6ECI702PHD QUALIFYING EXAM70
7ECI703RESEARCH PLANNING II70
8ECI704RESEARCH PROPOSAL70
9ECI710GRADUATE SEMINAR I20
10ECI711GRADUATE SEMINAR II20
11ECI712GRADUATE SEMINAR III20
12ECI713GRADUATE SEMINAR IV20
13ECI714GRADUATE SEMINAR V20
14ECI715GRADUATE SEMINAR VI20
15ECI721GRADUATE RESEARCH I210
16ECI722PAPER PREPARATION I70
17ECI723GRADUATE RESEARCH II210
18ECI724PAPER SUBMISSION I70
19ECI730GRADUATE RESEARCH III140
20ECI731DISSERTATION WRITING I70
21ECI732PAPER PREPARATION II70
22ECI733DISSERTATION WRITING II140
23ECI734PAPER SUBMISSION II70
24ECI735DISSERTATION DEFENSE70

The student must successfully complete 60 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
Total
180
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECI601RESEARCH METHODS AND PRACTICES7
2ECI602ADVANCED TOPICS I7
3ECI701RESEARCH PLANNING I7
4ECI702PHD QUALIFYING EXAM7
5ECI710GRADUATE SEMINAR I2
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECI603ADVANCED TOPICS II7
2ECI604ADVANCED TOPICS III7
3ECI703RESEARCH PLANNING II7
4ECI704RESEARCH PROPOSAL7
5ECI710GRADUATE SEMINAR I2
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECI712GRADUATE SEMINAR III2
2ECI721GRADUATE RESEARCH I21
3ECI722PAPER PREPARATION I7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECI713GRADUATE SEMINAR IV2
2ECI723GRADUATE RESEARCH II21
3ECI724PAPER SUBMISSION I7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECI714GRADUATE SEMINAR V2
2ECI730GRADUATE RESEARCH III14
3ECI731DISSERTATION WRITING I7
4ECI732PAPER PREPARATION II7
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECI715GRADUATE SEMINAR VI2
2ECI733DISSERTATION WRITING II14
3ECI734PAPER SUBMISSION II7
4ECI735DISSERTATION DEFENSE7
TOTAL30
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The delivery of the program of study is supported by the following members of staff:

RankName
ProfessorProf. Michael Komodromos
ProfessorProf. Costas Kyriacou
ProfessorDr. Symeon Nikolaou
Professor - Programme Coordinator Prof. Christos Themistos
Associate ProfessorDr. Haris Charalambous
Associate ProfessorDr. Nicolas Christofides
Associate ProfessorDr. Andreas Constantinides
Associate ProfessorDr. Marios Lestas
Associate ProfessorDr. Alexis Polycarpou
Associate ProfessorDr. Photos Vryonides
Assistant ProfessorDr. Chrysostomos Chrysostomou
Assistant ProfessorDr. Christos Markides
Assistant ProfessorDr. Harris Papadopoulos
Assistant ProfessorDr. Constantinos Tatas
LecturerDr. Achilleas Achilleos
Special Teaching StaffMr. Demetrios Demetriou
Teaching AssistantMr. Antonios Papadakis
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