Graduate degree in ICT, or qualifications considered by the Faculty to be equivalent.
To be admitted into the PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, the applicant must meet one of the following requirements to competence in Applied Mathematics, Information- and Communication Technology (ICT), Mathematic Education, Mechatronics or Renewable Energy:
As a general rule, the following should apply:
When the applicant's average grades are lower than required, the hosting research group at the Faculty of Engineering and Science must document the applicant’s ability to complete the PhD programme. In such an event, the Faculty of Engineering and Science may recommend extra requirements to be included in the basis for admission.
Competence in English is a requirement for all applicants to the PhD program. International candidates that are not exempt from the English language requirements pursuant to the guidelines of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT), must document this through one of the following tests with the stated results or better:
The PhD programme consists of a coursework component of 30 credits and the dissertation of 150 credits. Work with the dissertation is done under the supervision of two highly qualified scholars in the field, one of them being the main supervisor.
EX-602 Philosophy of Science 5 ECTS
TFL601 Scientific Writing in English 5 ECTS
IKT617 Formal Descriptions and Related Tools 5 ECTS
IKT626 Main Results and Research Topics in Security 5 ECTS
IKT703 Mobile Radio Channels 5 ECTS
IKT709 Advanced Protocols for Mobile Communications 5 ECTS
IKT710 Learning in Random Environments 5 ECTS
IKT711 Principles of Pattern Recognition 5 ECTS
IKT719 Advanced Optimization 5 ECTS
TFL600 Scientific Project Creation & Management 5 ECTS
After satisfactory completion of their degree, PhD candidates shall have developed a high level of scientific competence in ICT. Candidates shall have acquired wide academic knowledge in ICT and specialized knowledge within a main area in ICT.
Teaching in the course part comprises lectures, seminars and discussions. It is also possible to define special syllabus or to use summer schools as courses. Parts of the coursework component can be completed at other institutions in Norway or abroad, if approved by the Faculty/PhD Committee. More information about the courses can be found in the course descriptions. Teaching will normally be in English.
As part of the research education, the PhD candidate is required to:
Students are expected to take full responsibility for their own learning and personal progress in. It is assumed that the students will attain major parts of the curriculum objectives through self-study.
All courses or other activities to be included in the coursework component must have a final assessment. The assessment method used is normally an essay that builds on the literature in the course combined with the PhD candidate’s own research topic. The assessment method in the courses appears in the course descriptions.
Grading: Pass/Fail, where Pass corresponds to the grade B or higher on the master’s programme.
The doctoral programme concludes with a public trial lecture on a prescribed topic and a public defence (disputation) where the candidate presents an account of the results of the scientific investigations reported in the dissertation and defends the thesis in a discussion with two opponents. The disputation is further described in the supplementary regulations for the PhD Degree at the Faculty of Engineering and Science.
After successfully completing the PhD degree, candidates will be able to move directly into the professional field as an ICT specialist in a range of capacities. Graduates frequently obtain leading positions in industry and business. The programme has direct relevance to the computing and communication industry, but job opportunities are not limited to such activities. The program also qualifies graduates for a career in research in ICT at universities and research centres throughout the world.
PhD at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, specialisation in ICT.