- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Power Engineering and Geotechnology
- Chemical and Materials Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
International postgraduates are welcome to do their doctoral studies at TTÜ. A doctoral programme corresponds to 4 years studies and requires in total 240 ECTS.
The nominal study load per semester according to the curriculum shall be 30 European credit points (30 ECTS credits). A student may carry a full-time or partial load. Upon enrollment to TTÜ, a student shall specify the study load (full or partial) in the first academic year. Full-load study requires that a student accumulate at least 22,5 ECTS credits on a cumulative basis while partial-study load requires at least 15-22 ECTS credits on a cumulative basis under the individual study plan by the end of each academic year for each semester attended. Students pursuing doctoral studies shall be designated a study load (full or partial) at the end of academic year accreditation.
The PhD programme consists of a study courses equivalent to 55-60 ECTS and an independent scientific project, which ends with a public defense of PhD thesis.
The doctor´s degree awarded at TTÜ is called Doctor of Philosophy, in brackets followed by a name of the narrower curricular specialization. Tuition fee is waived for all PhD students. Each PhD candidate is individually advised by an appropriate faculty member.