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Doctoral Program in Engineering and Public Policy


Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and in the context of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, is launching a new Doctoral Program in Engineering and Public Policy (EPP). This is a new, interdisciplinary, doctoral program focused on technological and policy issues that arise when designing, developing, regulating, implementing and managing networked infrastructures. Although the initial emphasis is on the Energy and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) fields, the broad range of problems to be tackled includes: Policy and Risk-Related Studies; New Technological Paradigms; Security and Privacy Policy; Electricity Infrastructure; Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles; Energy and Environment Policy; Net Neutrality; Spectrum Management Policy; The Internet of Things; Social Networks and Productivity.


  • Doctoral Degree offered by Universidade do Porto (Faculdade de Engenharia)
  • Also offered as a dual degree with Carnegie Mellon University (funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia through the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program)

Additional information on the area of EPP, faculty and research opportunities may be found in htpp://www.fe.up.pt/~pdepp.


Who can apply

Successful candidates for acceptance in this doctoral program will be:

  1. Holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent;
  2. Holders of a licenciatura/bachelor's degree with a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized by the program’s Scientific Committee as enabling them to attend this cycle of studies;
  3. Owners of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Committee as enabling them to attend this cycle of studies.

The programme´s Scientific Committee will assess the relevance of the academic, scientific and professional curriculum and verify whether it enables the candidate to attend this cycle of studies. Candidates whose final mark (average of the final marks obtained in the study programs/degrees weighted by the number of years) is below 14/20 will be considered only if relevant curricular information is available, e.g. the explicit support of a professor of FEUP.

Ranking Criteria

The selection of the candidates will be performed by the program’s Scientific Committee, taking in consideration the value and relevance of the academic curriculum and professional experience, as well as their motivation for attending this doctoral programme.

The following items will be taken in consideration:

  1. Curriculum Vitae of the candidate;
  2. Final mark obtained in study program(s) and degree(s) held by the candidate;
  3. Motivation statement;
  4. Recommendation letters;
  5. GRE scores - Graduate Record Examinations;
  6. TOEFL scores - Test of English as a Foreign Language.

The candidates may be subject to an interview, should the Scientific Committee find it necessary.


Numerus Clausus: 15

Tuition Fees:

Full time:

    ¤ 3000/per academic year

Part Time:

    ¤ 1800/per academic year


PDEPP Secretariat

T: +351 22 508 1819


General information

Official Code: 5599
Director: João Claro
Assistant Director: José Silva Matos
Acronym: PDEPP
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of study: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2011/2012
Duration: 4 Years

Study Plan


  • Doctorate in Engineering and Public Policy (240 ECTS credits)
  • Advanced Studies (3rd cycle) in Engineering and Public Policy (90 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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