Curriculum

The curriculum covers:
  • Courses
  • Reports
  • International Research Community Participations
  • Scientific Publications
  • Teaching, Supervision and Joint Activities
  • Transferable Skills
  • Career Development
  • Doctoral Disseration

Courses & Activities 

Following the general requirements for PhD studies, the doctoral students will have to select courses to the amount of 18 ECTS points from a list of offered courses. We have compiled a list of courses relevant to the field of environmental informatics. The selected courses are divided into the following groups:

 

Structure of courses
Domain specific Courses
  • Building Science
  • Energy Economics
Enabling Technologies
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Large-scale Computing
Foundation Courses
  • Algorithms & Optimization
  • Information Visualization
Generic courses
  • Research and Career Planning
  • Innovation
  • Philosophy of Science

The list of coures can be found here.

Reports

Students are required to write the following reports:

  • 3 Month Report: Initial survey of the research area and principal literature End of month 3 Optional
  • 6 Month Report: Comprehensive and critical survey of the research area and literature End of month 6 Optional
  • PhD Proposal: Introductory presentation of the PhD topic End of Month 9-12 Mandatory
  • PhD Poster: Poster to graphically present the PhD topic inside and outside the department and foster discussions End of Month 9-12 Mandatory

International Research Community Participations

  • Conferences and Workshops 'Active': Participation in conferences and presentation of accepted publications Beginning of year 2 Mandatory
  • Conferences and Workshops 'Passive': Participation in conferences without accepted publications From the beginning Optional
  • Summer School From the beginning Optional
  • Doctoral Consortium Beginning of year 2 Optional
  • Visiting Researcher / Engineering Internship: at an internationally recognized research and development institution Beginning of year 2 Optional
  • Visiting Professors: Seminars and PhD supervision of external researchers From the Beginning Optional

Scientific Publications

Students are required to have at least 5 peer-reviewed publications, either conference papers or workshop papers addressing the thesis research.

Teaching, Supervision and Joint Activities

Students will be required to supervise theses, labs, practicals or seminars or to assist with lectures. Furthermore, students are required to participate in one joint workshop/retreat per semester (or year) to exchange ideas and to encourage joint publications.

Transferable Skills

Optionally, students are required to develop communication skills and project planning and management skills via elective courses.

Career Development

Optionally students will get mentors for advice and guidance in career matters and for professional development at the workplace.

Doctoral Dissertation

Students are required to write research disseration to communicate results. The disseration will be defended public before a disseration commitee at the end of the 3rd year.