Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

The study programme shall, in lectures, practical and laboratory activities and in independent studies, provide for:
- obtaining the fundamental science foundations associated with the construction sector;
- studying the appropriate methods of analytical and experimental research and scientific processing of the results obtained;
- acquiring the skills to defend their opinions in scientific discussions and to prepare scientific publications in the relevant scientific sectors.

Short about programme
Faculty of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Programme type and level
Doctoral (Third Cycle) Studies
Study field
Architecture and Civil Engineering
Study form
Full-time studies

Awarded degree and qualification
Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Engineering and Technology / –
Required previous education
Professional master degree in transportation engineering, or professional master degree in civil engineering, or comparable education
Price per year
€ 9 460 - EU countries
€ 9 460 - Non EU countries
Credit point/ECTS amount
Duration of studies
Full-time studies - 4 years
All year long

The aim of the study programme is the preparation of highly qualified specialists for research activities, the preparation of academic staff for teaching at the university level in the area of civil engineering and the preparation of scientists for independent undertaking and supervision of research projects.


Tasks of the study programme:
- gain mastery of scientific research methods;
- complete a promotional paper (dissertation);
- publish articles in quotable sources and deliver research results at scientific conferences.


Doctors can work in higher educational establishments, scientific research institutions, design and construction companies in Latvia and abroad.

Specific conditions

English language proficiency equivalent to at least CEFR B2 level.