Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

The study courses included in the study program make it possible to prepare experts who have developed the skills and work techniques related to the field of mechanical engineering and mechanics, materials science, medical engineering, nanotechnology or environmental engineering, and energy science to the extent that they are able to critically analyze problems, including in research, using innovative solutions. The study program focuses on a comprehensive and systematic approach, where study courses allow you to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the place and role of processes and technologies not only in the development of mechanical engineering and mechanics but also in the development of other current economic sectors.

Short about programme
Faculty of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Programme type and level
Doctoral (Third Cycle) Studies
Study field
Mechanics and Metal Processing, Heat Power Engineering, Heat Technology, and Mechanical Engineering
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
€ 9 830 - EU countries
€ 9 830 - 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 to implement higher-level studies that prepare doctors of science who are highly qualified specialists in such fields of engineering and technology as "Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics," "Materials Science," "Medical Engineering" and "Environmental Engineering." and energy" in the sub-sector "Thermal energy" with an understanding of the latest scientific theories and knowledge, systemic thinking and skills for work in engineering and high-tech companies that are able to solve research and innovation tasks, independently put forward research ideas and conduct independent research, to develop a doctoral dissertation that contributes to the expansion of knowledge mechanical engineering and mechanics or materials science, medical engineering, environmental engineering and energy, or nanotechnology.


The tasks of the study programme:
- to provide an opportunity to carry out independent research work on the chosen topic;
- to provide in-depth theoretical knowledge, skills, and attitudes that would enable doctoral students to successfully carry out scientific research in the chosen field of the Study Program, systematize, methodologically analyze practical and experimental observations, linking them with theoretical knowledge, and demonstrate conceptual and analytical skills in scientific theory development;
- to prepare high-level specialists who are able to carry out high-quality and internationally significant scientific research using modern research methods, to publish and report the results of them at international conferences, scientific seminars, etc .;
- to develop doctoral students' knowledge of technical innovation methods, to introduce new research and engineering system diagnostics methods, to promote the integration of scientific research and modern technology into a single innovative operating environment, to promote research productivity and competitiveness;
- to prepare highly qualified scientists for Latvian and foreign universities, scientific institutions, and industry.


Graduates of the study program can work as highly qualified experts in mechanical engineering, metalworking, woodworking, food production, health care, etc., in companies.



Specific conditions

English language proficiency equivalent to at least CEFR B2 level.