BIO-E | Doctoral Program
The Bioengineering Systems Doctoral program attracts the highest-performing students and involves exchanges with MIT faculty and their laboratories. Curriculum development as well as teaching activities involves the Portuguese institutions as well as MIT faculty.
The PhD program will continue for 36–48 months past the first curricular year (equivalent to the Executive Masters program), and will accommodate extensive training periods at MIT (approximately 12-18 months).
Depending on student's interest and expertise, placements in other international laboratories are possible.
The expected learning outcomes for a PhD student in Bioengineering Systems are:
At the end of the PhD program, the student is also expected to have completed a significant amount of original research work which represents an important contribution to extend the knowledge in the Bioengineering field and that has quality enough to be published in peered reviewed international scientific journals and communicated at international conferences.
Many top MIT faculty/researchers are involved in the PhD program, including faculty from MIT's School of Engineering, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and MIT’s School of Science and the School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences. Also involved are outstanding Portuguese faculty from the Technical University of Lisbon–UTL (Instituto Superior Técnico, IST), the New University of Lisbon (Faculty of Science and Technology–FCTUNL, the Institute of Chemical and Biologic Technology–ITQB), the University of Minho (School of Engineering–UMinho), and the University of Coimbra (Faculty of Science and Technology–FCTUC, and the Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology–CNC).
Bioengineering doctoral program directors: