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PhD in Engineering - Engineering Systems Management (PHD-ESM)

PhD in Engineering - Engineering Systems Management (PHD-ESM)

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The PhD in Engineering - Engineering Systems Management (PhD-ESM) will help produce the next generation of leading academics and industry experts in the different fields of ESM. The program addresses fundamental research problems of national and global importance for the 21st century, including but not limited to Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Construction Project Management and Smart Cities Management.

PhD-ESM students work with AUS engineering faculty at the forefront of their fields, engaged in a wide range of disciplines, and hailing from some of the world’s best universities. The faculty’s commitment to research, in cooperation with other academic institutions and major industrial and government organizations, creates an ideal environment for candidates to acquire cutting-edge knowledge and cultivate their own research interests.

The program admits both part-time and full-time students. Full-time students may be considered for a competitive full graduate assistantship for the duration of the program.

The program is taught in English and is composed of three phases:

  • Core courses, which include methodological courses related to key aspects of theoretical and applied research. Two courses are common to all concentrations.
  • Six elective courses designed to suit the research interests of candidates with the aim of strengthening their knowledge in their area of research.
  • Development of a doctoral dissertation, allowing students to develop cutting-edge research competencies and generate original scientific work that can be published in reputed international journals.

Graduates of the PhD-ESM program will be prepared to:

  • Pursue successful academic, industry and/or government careers
  • Conduct research independently across multidisciplinary areas 
  • Apply technical knowledge for long-term sustainable and economic development
  • Act professionally and ethically in the practice of engineering systems management
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