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Doctoral study programme Agricultural Engineering

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Degree:  Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Engineering Science and Technology
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration of studies: 3 years (full-time)
Application: year-round, 
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year: 4,000 EUR (research costs, living costs are not included)
Programme director: professor, Gints Birzietis, e-mail:
Accredited until: September 15, 2028

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Academic profile

The study programme is aimed to educate the new generation of scientists for dealing with the scientific problems of agriculture, obtaining more profound theoretical knowledge and acquiring the research methods.

Studies are organised as lectures, seminars, discussion with supervisor and individual studies.

The main courses offered include scientific sub-discipline or the specialisation course of the trend of sub-discipline, research methodology in agricultural engineering, course in research trend, scientific language/terminology.

Students in this programme acquire the skills in studies of scientific literature, presentation and scientific writing, knowledge of research in agricultural energetic, agricultural technics, transport, machinery and engineering.

Educating knowledgeable and capable scientists in various spheres of economy, integrating modern technologies in the study process, promoting competitiveness in the local and international market.

Admission requirements

Master’s degree in Engineering in agricultural mechanisation, transport, energetic, machinery or related fields.
Applicants with background in other field need to pass an entrance exam.
English knowledge: minimum - IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76.

Career prospects

The graduates of this programme are usually employed at higher education institutions, research institutions and farms.

Submitted on: 01/11/2016