The study program is a higher level study programme in the field of transport and communication science. The study program is implemented by the Institute of Aeronautics of RTU Faculty of Transport and Mechanical Engineering (FTME). To provide a high quality methodical control over the study programme content and implementation, the study programme is attached to the branch of mechanical engineering and transport. The study programme is implemented in cooperation with other structural units of RTU FTME.
The duration of studies is 4 years; the scope of the study programme is 192 CP.
The study program envisages the acquisition of theoretical study courses of fundamental nature and specialized study courses of narrow specialization, which are appropriate to the branch, as well as humanities and foreign languages. The contents of study programme study courses are regularly improved by completing the study process with the newest and most effective methods and principles of study process organization. Doctoral students work according to individual work plans developed for each academic year. Pedagogical work is an obligatory part of the plan. To acquire pedagogical skills and experience, the doctoral students of the study programme are involved in the process of teaching by lecturing separate subjects to bachelor students, supervising laboratory, practical and course works, checking and assessing study and examination works.
Doctoral students are offered to study abroad for different time periods as a result of which they get additional qualifications of different levels. Study courses of appropriate level and scope, which are acquired abroad, can be equated with and included in the study programme.

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 in transport or mechanics and mechanical engineering, or comparable education; or master degree of engineering science of transport and traffic or mechanical engineering, 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 prepare highly qualified scientists in the field of transport and traffic, specialists for pedagogical and scientific work, who have systemic, analytical, critical and creative thinking and are able to solve the tasks of scientific innovation.


The objectives of the study programme:
- to provide in-depth theoretical knowledge in the fundamental directions of transport and communication branch;
- to provide the ability to carry out scientific-research;
- to provide the ability to formulate and independently solve scientific problems;
- to provide skills for scientific discussions about the work topics and create the ability to enter discussions on other scientific topics of the field;
- to provide knowledge about innovative technical methods (training, studying, experience, science, techniques, technology, manufacturing);
- to provide knowledge and skills to perform pedagogical work;
- to consolidate the knowledge of foreign languages;
- to foster scientific research of international significance and performances at international conferences and seminars.


As a result of doctoral studies a student gets knowledge for further pedagogical work in higher education institutions, scientific research institutions and companies.

Specific conditions

English language proficiency equivalent to at least CEFR B2 level.