Research-oriented • International Dependable Systems

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

This is a post-graduate program of studies towards a "Philosophy Doctor in Dependable Hardware / Software Systems".

It is the first program of structured doctoral education at BTU-CS in the area of computer sciences and information technologies. Emphasis is on guided research, but there are also seminars, workshops and tutorials, in which students have to particpate actively. Such events are normally conducted in English language. This part of the program is organized in an international cooperation with partner universities.

Regularly admittance requires a related Master-level certificate from a recognized university, e. g. in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or telecommunications. Furthermore, students, whose native language is not English, have to show a certificate of English mastership. Admittance on the base of an outstanding bachelor certificate is exceptionally possible, whereby additional preparatory studies from the master programs at BTU-CS can be made compulsory. The regular duration is 3 years.

The decison of admittance is taken by the faculty council upon recommendation of a PhD Committee, which consists of 4 professors, one post-doc researcher, and a post-graduate student. Admittance requires the definition of a research topic area and the active commitment of a BTU-CS professors to guide this research work.

Professional Fields of Activity

Academic and industrial careers in electronics, automotives and avionics.

Applications and Admissions

Admissions Requirements

Master in computer science, computer engineering, electronics or related areas