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Introduction

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program aims at developing the skills needed to identify issues related to Civil Engineering and the ability to formulate and propose solutions to a problem in an independent manner. A candidate for a PhD degree is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the chosen discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the discipline.

Research Foci

GREAT Smart Cities

One major research focus of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at HKUST is on GREAT Smart Cities. The acronym GREAT stands for:

Green: cities planned with due considerations for life-cycle environmental impacts, natural resources consumption (e.g. air, water, energy, materials) and wastes generation and treatment;

Resilient: cities developed with infrastructure capacities and system redundancies to manage disruptions without severely affecting their essential functioning;

Empowering: cities designed for people, empowering well-being, efficiency, innovation, and productive partnerships;

Adaptable: cities designed with their infrastructure and systems adaptable to changes in new technology (e.g. autonomous vehicles) and global warming; and

Transformative: cities designed for empowering their institutions and citizens to define and reposition their growth directions and strategies.

Our objectives are to develop and apply smart tools for the context of GREAT infrastructure planning and development. Through the establishment of a broad platform for developing large-scale projects and inter-disciplinary collaborations, jointly we will do GREAT things for future cities.

Infrastructure Development and Planning

Building-system design and analysis, monitoring and analysis of highway bridges, wind and seismic engineering, geotechnical engineering and soil-structure interaction, construction materials, transportation system modeling and operation, integrated risk and reliability assessment, and infrastructure system enhancement.

Green Building and Sustainable Development

This is an interdisciplinary area, with projects including the development of green building design standards, eco-friendly materials and technologies, recycling of construction materials, green retrofit and renovation technologies, and optimization of energy and water usage.

Intelligent Construction Materials

Development of advanced composite materials, cement-based functional materials and sustainable cementitious materials, application of composite materials for infrastructure repairs, and nanotechnology in concrete design.

Environmental and Water Resources Studies

Innovative physical, chemical and biological water and wastewater treatment processes, environmental quality management, remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater, mixing and transport phenomena of pollutants in natural and man-made systems, water resources management and engineering, stochastic optimization of water quality and resources and environmental fluid mechanics.

Facilities

The Department supports an excellent range of facilities comprising laboratories for structural engineering, construction materials, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, fluid mechanics, intelligent transportation systems, computation, and surveying. All are equipped to the highest standards with advanced instrumentation available. The Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility is equipped with a hydraulic biaxial shaking table and a 4-axis robotic manipulator.

The University’s central facilities include an electronic support shop, instrumentation pool, machine shop, CAD/ CAM laboratory and the Materials Characterization and Preparation Facility. HKUST also maintains state-of-the-art computing facilities.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Opções de estudo

Período integral (3 YEARS (WITH A RELEVANT RESEARCH MASTER’S DEGREE), 4 YEARS (WITHOUT A RELEVANT RESEARCH MASTER’S DEGREE))

Valores
HK$42.100,00 (R$ 30.523) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

1 Setembro 2021

Localização

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Clear Water Bay,

Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree with a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution; or presented evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level on a full-time basis for at least one year, or on a part-time basis for at least two years. Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments: TOEFL- iBT: 80; TOEFL- pBT: 550; TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections); IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5; Applicants don't need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if their first language is English, or they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree with a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution; or presented evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level on a full-time basis for at least one year, or on a part-time basis for at least two years.

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

  • TOEFL- iBT: 80*
  • TOEFL- pBT: 550
  • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5

* refers to the total score in one single attempt

Applicants don't need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or
  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.

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Sobre a universidade

A Universidade de Ciência e Tecnologia de Hong Kong é uma distinta universidade de pesquisa de renome mundial.

  • 27º lugar entre as Melhores Universidades do Mundo
  • 1º lugar entre as Melhores Universidades Jovens do Mundo
  • 10º em empregabilidade global no mundo
  • Docentes - 100% com um grau de PhD