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Civil Engineering

Double degree programme with the University of Bologna, Italy

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 doctoral 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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Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
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Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Investigation of performance and durability of sealing tapes for building airtightness accomplishment
v.m.d. dr. Vaida DOBILAITĖ state-funded
Investigation of textile waste utilization for interior decoration panels
v.m.d. dr. Milda JUCIENĖ state-funded
Investigations of the performance characteristics of wood and polyurethane foam in the contact zone of these materials
v.m.d. dr. Raimondas BLIŪDŽIUS state-funded
Development of the usage of ground heat and coolness to increase the energy efficiency of deepened or underground buildings
prof. dr. Tadas ŽDANKUS state-funded
Assessing the sustainability of buildings using life cycle analysis and advanced methods – a new approach for evaluation the impact on the environment
prof. dr. Lina ŠEDUIKYTĖ state-funded
The occurrence of reinforcement shadows on the formed surface of a precast concrete element
prof. dr. Mindaugas DAUKŠYS state-funded
The systems of alkali activated materials under elevated temperatures prof. dr. Danutė VAIČIUKYNIENĖ state-funded
Facility Management Effectiveness Modelling by Applying BIM Technologies
doc. dr. Rasa APANAVIČIENĖ state-funded
A Model for Dynamic Indoor Environmental and Building Energy Performance Assessment through Internet of Things (IoT) and Digital Twins
prof. dr. Andrius JURELIONIS state-funded
Modeling of Mechanical Properties and Investigations on Durability of Wooden Constructions from Glued Solid Timber and/or Laminated Veneer Lumber
doc. dr. Ernestas IVANAUSKAS state-funded
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Entry requirements

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 field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 8.0

Additional condition: a recommendation by the supervisor of the topic to which the candidate is applying

 

Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Filled in application form (online)
  • Official legalised Master’s diploma or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified) and the certificate of recognition if higher education qualification acquired abroad (see academic recognition)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two researchers of the relevant science field (one of the recommendations must be written by the supervisor of the research topic the candidate is applying for)
  • A research proposal on the topic selected for admission
  • A list of the research works (this list is submitted with full bibliographic description) along with copies of the research works (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 research works)
  • A copy of the passport personal data page, or a copy of the ID card
  • A copy of the receipt of the application fee payment (40 EUR for EU citizens, and 100 EUR for non-EU citizens)
  • A certificate issued by IELTS, TOEFL, CERF or any other competent institution within the last 2 years certifying the level of the English language if the candidate is not a graduate of the first or second cycle studies conducted in the English language

Participation in motivational interview  (Kaunas University of Technology, Studentų g. 50, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)

 

Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Weighted grade point average of the Master’s diploma supplement

0,5

Research experience

Research experience in ten-point grading system (the evaluation of the research experience includes the candidate’s scientific publications or the research paper, other research experience, scientific qualifications, the compliance of the scientific publications and research experience with the topic of doctoral studies)

0,25

Research proposal on the selected topic for admission

0,1

Motivational interview, including evaluation of the knowledge of a foreign language

0,15

 

 

 

Study programme modules