Civil Engineering

The programme aims to educate the best qualified scientists and educators of civil engineering for Kaunas University of Technology and other institutions of higher education; to prepare researchers, who are able to carry out actual problem-solving oriented research in the construction area, for the companies and administrations of construction sector.
Doctoral dissertation topics in civil engineering research are relevant in Lithuania and abroad, they are linked with research activities of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Institute of Architecture and Construction. The doctoral programme corresponds to the main fields of researches: increase of the energy efficiency of buildings, designing and researches of building’s constructions, development and research of new building materials, construction technology and management. All necessary equipment and facilities for research are present in the departments. Most PhD students are accepted for part-time work in the departments or institutes during the period of their doctoral studies. During the study period, PhD students gain practical experience of research, processing and future application of their results. PhD students have an opportunity to communicate with representatives of the manufactures; consequently, they get comprehensive practical information about materials and products. Most of PhD students of the civil engineering science carry out a part of their studies and research in foreign scientific and educational institutions.

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Code T002
Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
Doctoral research topics for candidates to doctoral studies intake 2019

 

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Real Estate Development Model for Smart Cities doc. dr. Rasa APANAVIČIENĖ state-funded
Facility Management Modelling by applying BIM Technologies doc. dr. Rasa APANAVIČIENĖ state-funded
Research of flexural closed section composite beams shear connection doc. dr. Mindaugas AUGONIS state-funded
Optimization of area of transparent partitions of Energy-efficient residential buildings v.m.d. dr. Raimondas BLIŪDŽIUS state-funded
Optimization of aggregate gradation on permeable concrete prof. dr. Mindaugas DAUKŠYS state-funded
Research of sustainable usage of Natural Resources in Building Engineering Systems prof. dr. Tadas ŽDANKUS state-funded
Prediction and evaluation of flexible buildings coverings service life m.d. dr. Virginija SACEVIČIENĖ state-funded
Sustainable approach on improving indoor air quality and thermal comfort for elderly doc. dr. Lina ŠEDUIKYTĖ state-funded
Influence of the demolition wastes on the properties of alkali activated concrete prof. dr. Danutė VAIČIUKYNIENĖ state-funded
Environmentally friendly composite for 3D printing technology, structure and properties research prof. dr. Vitoldas VAITKEVIČIUS state-funded
Development of ultra-light weight, non-combustible boards structure formation methodology and investigations on their behaviour prof. dr. Žymantas RUDŽIONIS state-funded
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Minimum requirements

Persons with a Master’s Degree or equivalent degree of higher education may participate in an open competition for admission to doctoral studies.

Applicants to the doctoral program in the field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 8

 

Application procedure

Application and the following documents are submitted online at apply.ktu.edu

  • Official legalised Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified)
  • A copy of the passport page containing personal data, or ID card
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two academic referees or researchers from the relevant field of science
  • List of scientific publications (also accepted publications)
  • Copies of scientific publications (or a research paper on the topic (-s) consistent with the dissertation topic (-s) indicated in the candidate’s application, if a candidate does not have any publication)
  • Research proposal on the selected topic from the list of available topics
  • Copy of application fee payment (40 EUR for EU citizens, and 100 EUR for non-EU citizens)
  • Certificate of English proficiency: IELTS >=6.5, TOEFL>=90, ECFR>=C1, or equivalent (or a proof that the previous studies were in English)
  • Consent for the processing of the candidate’s personal data at the University

Participation in motivational interview  (Kaunas University of Technology, K. Donelaičio g. 73, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)

 

Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Weighted average of the marks of diploma appendix

0,5

Research experience

Research experience in ten-point grading system (publications, evaluated in points, according to current methodology for evaluation of research production, approved by Order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, or research paper and other research experience, and research qualifications, conformity of research publications and research experience with topic of doctoral studies

0,25

Motivation interview

0,15

Research proposal

0,1