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Doctorate Program in Engineering Systems Modeling

The doctoral programs of the School of Engineering (ICAI) are the result of the collaboration between Comillas ICAI and different industrial sectors.

General information

What does this doctorate consist of?

In business, industry and society, decision-making processes rely on models to account for the complexity of problems, uncertainty and ambiguities of decision criteria. In this PhD program you will develop models and use advanced simulation and data analysis tools and methods to solve complex problems and make decisions in the context of engineering systems.

A PhD in collaboration with different industrial sectors

The PhD program in Engineering Systems Modelling at the School of Engineering (ICAI) will give you the opportunity to join a research group of international prestige and to collaborate in applied research projects with key companies and institutions in the industrial sector and other related sectors.

The quality of our own teaching staff is complemented by the participation of professors from some of the most prestigious universities in the world, creating an international environment in which numerous students from other countries also participate. In addition, you will be able to spend time at internationally renowned centres and obtain the official recognition awarded by the Ministry, such as the International Mention in the doctoral degree or the Thesis in co-supervision with a foreign university. Finally, the program can also be taken as an Industrial Doctorate.

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  • Centers
    Escuela Internacional de Doctorado
  • Languages
    English, Spanish
  • Certification
    Doctorates
  • Modality
    In-Person
  • Duration
    4 years full time 7 years part time
  • Seats
    10 full time

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If you need more information you can fill in the following form and you will receive information about this program.

Research Lines

  • Electronic systems and automation: real-time process control systems; perception and signal processing systems.

  • Materials, manufacturing and computational mechanics: design and modelling of new materials; calculation and dynamic simulation of structures; biomechanics and modelling of complex systems with non-linear finite elements.

  • Bioengineering applications: biomaterials, nanotechnology and metrology in healthcare.

  • Energy and environment: environmental assessment and feasibility analysis of energy processes; energy engineering and sustainability; integration of renewable energies.

    These lines are developed through applied research projects and in collaboration with leading companies and institutions in the sector. In addition, our PhD students work in an international environment, joining the research groups of the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) or one of or Chairs. All this creates a n ecosystem that combines teamwork, academic excellence and internationalisation, and ensures a real transfer of knowledge to society.  

Staff by research lines

What makes us different?

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Level of recommendation

Percentage of university alumni who would recommend the degree course studied.

41%

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Internationalisation

Percentage of foreign students enrolled

30k

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Alumni Network

Number of alumni registered in Comillas Alumni.

Study Plan

ADDITIONAL TRAINING COURSES

The additional training courses are typically master's level courses that will be mandatory for those doctoral students who are assigned to them upon admission to the program. The need or not to take these courses is determined by the Academic Committee of the program according to the student's admission profile.

The additional training courses are established individually for each student according to their profile and the research area that they will develop

TRAINING ACTIVITIES

Training activities must be carried out by all students in the Doctoral Program and are not subject to academic evaluation.

The list of optional activities is not closed, it can be completed with others not mentioned that are part of the work of the doctoral thesis (e.g. books, book chapters, patents, etc.).

All these activities are carried out in parallel to the research work, so their planning must be agreed between the PhD student and his/her supervisor(s).

In order to learn more about the procedure and steps of the doctorate, you can consult the Quick Guide to a PhD at Comillas.

Research applied to concrete problems and facilitating the actual transfer of knowledge.

Comillas ICAI

Calle Alberto Aguilera, 25.

The tradition of the School of Engineering (Comillas ICAI) in the training of engineers began in Madrid in 1908. Today, Comillas ICAI is a polytechnic school whose academic activity focuses on Industrial and Telecommunications Engineering.

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For this doctorate

Research Lines:

Research Line 1. Design in engineering systems:
- Electronic systems and automation: real-time process control systems; perception and signal processing systems.
- Materials, manufacturing and computational mechanics: design and modelling of new materials; calculation and dynamic simulation of structures; biomechanics and modelling of complex systems with non-linear finite elements.
- Bioengineering applications: biomaterials, nanotechnology and metrology in healthcare.
- Energy and environment: environmental assessment and feasibility analysis of energy processes; energy engineering and sustainability; integration of renewable energies.

Research Line 2. Intelligent Systems:
- Railway systems: railway traffic planning and operation; energy efficiency; optimal design of signalling and transport capacity; RAMS studies; analysis of safety systems and quality control.
- Industry and smart cities.
- Simulation and decision-making models: study and application of advanced techniques to aid decision-making in the operation and planning of industrial systems, equipment and processes.
- Information and communication technologies: supervision, diagnosis, reliability and maintenance of industrial processes; intelligent information analysis and decision support systems; autonomous self-guided systems.
- Industrial Systems: integrated logistics; production organisation; systems engineering; series prediction; quality control; data mining; industrial management.
These lines are developed through applied research projects and in collaboration with leading companies and institutions in the sector. In addition, our PhD students work in an international environment, joining the research groups of the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) or one of our Chairs . All this creates an ecosystem that combines teamwork, academic excellence and internationalisation, and ensures a real transfer of knowledge to society.

Staff by research lines

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Preguntas frecuentes

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  • A maximum of three years, full-time, and five years, part-time, from admission to the program until the application for submission of the doctoral thesis is made.

  • No, you can defend your thesis at any time if it is admitted for defence, but you should note that the minimum tuition fees are three years full-time and five years part-time.

  • Initially, it is advisable to contact the program coordinator to assess the possible line of research and thesis supervisor. Afterwards, you will have to register in the admissions portal and upload the necessary documentation. Depending on the program, this documentation may vary, please read carefully the information note of the selected program where the required documents are detailed.


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Contact

PhD Coordinator:
Prof. Juan Carlos del Real Romero

Academic Committee: the composition of the Academic Committee is available at the following link.

Information Point:
Higher Technical School of Engineering (ICAI).
Comillas Pontifical University
C/ Alberto Aguilera 25 - 28015 Madrid
Tel. +34 91 5422 800 - Ext. 4239
email: dirpostgradoicai@comillas.edu

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