PhD Career | Doctoral Program - Information Engineering and Computer Science

PhD Career

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Duration: 3 years
Academic year: from November, 1st to October, 31st
Official language: English
To manage your career, please visit https://dsc.disi.unitn.it/

 

NB: For the regulations regarding study plan, credit recognition, admission to the subsequent years, qualifying exam, final exam, and any other procedure, please, refer only and exclusively to the Manifesto of Studies available in the Download Box.

The following description is a mere abstract of the Manifesto.

1st Year

The 1st year is mainly dedicated to coursework, and research problem and research plan definition. The students are assigned their tutors/advisors.

Within 2 months from the enrollment in the PhD programme, the students can apply for the Transdisciplinary programmes.

Admission to 2nd Year

  • ≥ 6 course credits (2 mandatory courses Academic Writing for the Sciences and Engineering and Research methodology)
  • Positive assessment by the advisor

2nd Year

During the 2nd year, the doctoral student has to pass the Qualifying Exam, deepen his/her knowledge through coursework, and reach preliminary research results.

Admission to 3rd Year

  • Qualifying exam passed
  • ≥12 course credits during the 1st and 2nd years, among these, at least 6 course credits from 2 technical courses chosen among:
    • doctoral courses offered by the Doctoral Programme;
    • doctoral courses offered by other Doctoral Programmes of UniTrento;
    • doctoral courses offered by other universities;
    • Master’s degrees courses offered by UniTrento: credits for no more than one Master’s degree course can be recognized;
    • online courses that satisfy some quality requirements
  • Research plan incl. period abroad
  • ≥2 SI -/SCOPUS publications plan
  • Positive assessment by the advisor (in case of negative assessment, a specific procedure will be activated, see Negative assessment procedure)

See Credits recognition regulations to choose properly the courses to get their credits recognized.

3rd Year

During the 3rd year, the student focuses on delivering her personal contribution to the state-of-the-art and has also to spend at least 3 months in an abroad research institution. The activity ends with the submission of a Doctoral thesis. 

Admission to Final exam

  • ≥3 seminars (offered by IECS Doctoral School or DISI Department ) or ≥1 Summer/Winter school attendance
  • Completion of ≥3 months research period abroad
  • ≥2 ISI -/SCOPUS indexed publications
  • Positive assessment by the advisor (in case of negative assessment, a specific procedure will be activated, see Negative assessment procedure)

Final exam

The Final Exam consists of a defence of the thesis before a panel of internationally renowned experts on the thesis research areas.