PhD, Materials Engineering [IMa]


Area of Studies

engineering, technology



Degree (in English)


  • English

Doctoral School at Gdańsk University of Technology

Tuition and Other Fees

Only application fee. Education at the Doctoral School is free of charge.

Application Deadline(s)

21.06.2021 – 08.07.2021

Course Description

Course Profile

The programme is aimed at teaching doctoral students innovative and novel methods and technologies of designing, making, studying, and applying advanced materials. Materials engineering (ME) is an interdisciplinary field of science. Therefore at Gdańsk University of Technology it is based at four faculties: Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics, and Faculty of Chemistry. Since the variety of materials and methods worked with is very wide, the courses of the programme cover a wide spectrum of topics as well. Both the scientific research and education undertaken in our university is focused at industrial applications and basic research. Knowledge of the relations concerning properties, structure, processing, and performance makes the researchers working in materials engineering the masters of the engineering universe. 

Materials engineering is a wide field of science. Materials engineers create, test, and assess known and new materials for special industrial and manufacturing applications. The obligatory and facultative courses, highlighting various methods of manufacturing and testing of a wide range of materials, are offered during the program. The programme includes lectures, seminars and laboratory work focused on multiple issues of materials engineering being instructed by domestic and visiting professors. The students start from the courses during which they become familiar with materials technologies and experimental characterization techniques used in laboratories at GUT.  


Materials engineering is the discipline where advanced engineering and cutting-edge science meet. The PhD students research how to design and manipulate the structure and properties of materials not only at macroscopic but also at a molecular and atomic level. With a solid base in chemistry, physics, and mathematics, they add to specific engineering knowledge in nanotechnology, electroceramics, biomaterials, conducting polymers, advanced semi- and superconductors, photovoltaics, non-destructive testing of materials and many more thrilling fields.  

To engage in a comprehensive range of research, we look for students with diverse backgrounds and undergraduate training, including physicists, chemists, and engineers from other disciplines.

Education Requirements

A person who holds a master's degree, a master's degree in engineering or an equivalent degree or a diploma giving the right to apply for the doctor's degree (doctoral, PhD) in the country in whose higher education system the university that issued the diploma has been operating, has the right to apply to the doctoral school. In the absence of a diploma due to waiting for it to be issued, an applicant for the doctoral school should submit a certificate from the university acknowledging the defense of the master's thesis. In the absence of a diploma due to waiting for the date of the master's thesis defense, the applicant for the doctoral school should submit a relevant statement. In such a situation, the applicant may be enrolled and accepted conditionally only, and his/her admission to the school will be possible, provided that the diploma is delivered until matriculation

In cases justified by the highest quality of scientific achievements, a person who is a graduate of first-cycle studies or a student who completed the third year of long-cycle studies may be admitted to the doctoral school. The decision regarding admitting such applicants is taken by the school director.

The field of studies completed by the applicant for the doctoral school must correspond or be related to the discipline in which the candidate is to prepare a doctoral dissertation at the doctoral school. Persons who have completed studies in other fields need to indicate courses included in the first- or second-cycle studies concerning content from the area relevant to the discipline of doctoral training programme. In the case of such persons, the Admissions Committee takes the decision on further steps of enrollment.

To be admitted to the doctoral school an applicant needs to prove his/her knowledge of the English language, by having a certificate of at least B2 level. The list of certificates confirming knowledge of the English language at the required level is given in Annexe No. 4 of Admissions Rules. The certificate is not required from persons for whom the English language is the mother tongue and from people for whom the English language was the medium of instruction during their studies at a higher education institution.

Other Requirements

Before applying please get acquainted with the information provided at our webpage for candidates -

Before registration at our application system candidates are requested to contact a prospective supervisor within the discipline relevant for the chosen doctoral dissertation research project in order to get his/her formal approval. This is a basic requirement and without such a consent you cannot proceed any further.


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