We have three doctoral programmes, involving approximately 120 Ph.D. students. These programmes lead to a licentiate of engineering after about two and a half years and to a Ph.D. after four to five years.
The education allows doctoral students to choose courses to suit their scientific interests, and doctoral students can also assist in the teaching at the department. The education involves networking at a national and international level (e.g. conferences), which results in a broad network.
The postgraduate programme in materials science
focuses on the relationships between the chemical and
physical structure of materials, their properties and performance and
processing parameters. Regardless if the material belongs to the
metallic, ceramic, polymeric or composite class of materials, an
understanding of the structure-processing-property-performance
relationships provides a scientific basis for developing materials for
advanced applications in modern technology.
The postgraduate programme in physics
is based on experimental, theoretical and
computational physics. The main goal of this educational program is to
provide fundamental knowledge, practical skills and professional
experience, at a highest international level, necessary for the
individual to become a leader in physics in academia or the industry.
PhD students at our department can also attend the doctoral programme in bioscience.
The postgraduate programme in bioscience
provides an education focused on bioscience that is open to postgraduate students belonging to Departments of Chalmers University of Technology that have approved faculty advisors and examiners in the subject area.