The four-year doctoral study programme includes: compulsory (22 CP), compulsory elective (32 CP) and free elective study courses (9 CP), as well as scientific work (225 CP). Compulsory study courses provide knowledge in one of the current basic directions of electronics - solid state electronics, signal processing theory and electrodynamics, in order to be able to study the chosen specialization at the highest level and perform scientific work in the chosen direction. Specialization study courses provide in-depth (compared to master's and bachelor's) knowledge in the chosen field of electronics. These include Scientific Seminars (6 CP), in which doctoral students must demonstrate the ability to independently acquire and critically evaluate one of the current problems of electronics, new technologies, measurement and calculation methods, as well as to develop and improve their presentation skills. The largest amount of the study programme consists of scientific work, during which a solution must be found to the formulated scientific problems. Research results should be presented at scientific conferences and reflected in the scientific literature. The scientific work ends with the preparation and defence of the doctoral thesis in the doctoral council.

Short about programme
Faculty of Computer Science, Information Technology and Energy
Programme type and level
Doctoral (Third Cycle) Studies
Study field
Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer Control and Computer Science
Study form
Full-time studies

Awarded degree and qualification
Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in engineering and technology / –
Required previous education
Master degree of engineering science, or comparable education
Price per year
€ 9 410 - EU countries
€ 9 410 - Non EU countries
Credit point/ECTS amount
Duration of studies
Full-time studies - 4 years
All year long

To prepare highly qualified specialists in electronics who are able to identify and solve current problems in any field of electronics, thus ensuring the effective development or use of new technologies in the design, implementation and operation of various electronic systems related to information processing.


The tasks of the study programme:
- to prepare students for independent research and pedagogical work in a scientific institution or branch company;
- to provide competitive knowledge in current world fields in the field of electronics;
- to develop student's analytical skills to a level that allows them to identify current problems in one of the fields of electronics and offer possible solutions;
- to develop students' skills to conduct experimental research, processing and interpretation of the obtained data;
- to develop and improve students' skills to summarize and present research results, to improve the culture of discussion;
- to strengthen students' desire to constantly improve their professional knowledge and skills.


Graduates of the study programme are highly qualified specialists in electronics and work in Latvia and in foreign higher education institutions, research institutes, electronic equipment development and production companies, state institutions and other organizations related to the electronics industry.


Not intended.

Specific conditions

English language proficiency equivalent to at least CEFR B2 level.