Saturday, December 17, 2011

PhD in Civil Engineering at DLSU-Manila

The Gokongwei College of Engineering - DLSU, Manila will offer the PhD in Civil Engineering starting 1st term SY2012-2013. Apply now.

The PhD in Civil Engineering aims to train professional civil engineers who can contribute solutions to specialized problems in civil engineering especially related to contemporary issues on sustainability and disaster risk reduction The PhD program has two integrative courses, namely: (1) Sustainable Infrastructure for the Natural and Built Environment, and (2) Natural Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, under five fields of specialization, namely (1) Construction Technology and Management, (2) Geotechnical Engineering, (3) Structural Engineering, (4) Transportation Planning and Engineering, and (5) Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering.

Upon admission, the PhD student will be assigned and adviser and has to choose his/her field of specialization and the integrative course that he/she will have to pursue. Furthermore, his/her dissertation topic will dictate all these choices. Full time PhD students with MS in Civil Engineering (thesis option) will only need 18 academic units of specialization, integrative, philosophy, and seminar courses plus 12 units of dissertation to finish the degree in three years. For those with Master of Engineering (non-thesis option), a supervised research work (directed research) is required for two terms equivalent to 6 units of graduate enrolment before being accepted in the PhD program.

The curriculum of the PhD program is composed of 30 academic units of coursework and dissertation, summarized as follows:

Specialization and integrative courses  - 12 units
Philosophy course - 3 units
Seminar 3
Doctoral dissertation - 12 units
Total  - 30 units

Requirements for enrolment: Submit your application documents NOW!

••Application form with 2x2 picture
••Original copy of transcript of records
••Original copy of NSO birth certificate
••Transfer credential (for non-DLSU graduate)
••Two (2) letters of recommendation (downloadable forms at DLSU website)
••Updated curriculum vitae/resume
••Personal statement containing academic and career objectives
••Two (2) pieces of 2” x 2” picture for testing permit
••Certificate of good moral character from previous school/employer at least six months from date of issuance

Additional requirements for PhD applicants
••Photocopy of research output
••Concept paper for the proposed dissertation research
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For further information, please visit or call:
The SFA Office, LS Building, Room 151-A (Mezzanine floor of Graduate Admissions Office) Tel. Nos. 632-536-02-25 (Direct) or 632-524-46-11 loc. 162
Contact Information

The Chair, Civil Engineering Department
Gokongwei-College of Engineering
De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, 1004 Manila Philippines
Telephone No.: 632-5244611 loc. 226/217
Telefax: 632-5240563
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