Graduate education

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Doctoral education

A doctoral program leads to a licentiate degree and/or a doctoral degree. You are most welcome to apply for announced vacant PhD positions.

Doctoral studies at the department usually require an employment as a PhD student at the department or an employment at an industrial company (industrial PhD student). The Deputy Head of Department has the overall responsibility for the department's Graduate schools. Contact the department's Deputy Head of Department for more information on admission and appointment as a PhD student at the department.


Graduate schools:

Human - Technology - Design
Product and Production Development
Materials Science
Manufacturing Technology​​
Solid and Structural Mechanics​​

All PhD students at the department are affiliated to one of these five of Chalmers graduate schools. They may also be affiliated with any national research school, eg National Research School ITS. 
Previous theses are available at Chalmers Research database.

Kristina Wärmefjord
  • Professor, Product Development, Industrial and Materials Science

About doctoral studies

The doctoral programmes provide you with a research specialisation based on fundamental scientific concepts, principles and methods. As a doctoral student at Chalmers, you will develop skills that can lead to future opportunities in both academia and industry.