PhD in Civil Engineering » COER University
Apply now

PhD in Civil Engineering


College of Engineering

The doctoral program in civil engineering is an advanced academic pursuit that equips students with the skills and knowledge to conduct original research and contribute to the field’s advancement. This program involves coursework, comprehensive examinations, and the completion of a doctoral thesis work, providing students with the opportunity to work closely with experienced faculty members and engage in interdisciplinary collaborations. The program covers a wide range of research areas, including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, and construction management. Graduates of this program are prepared to pursue careers in academia, research organizations, government agencies, and the private sector.

Eligibility Criteria 


The general requirements for eligibility are as follows:

  • Candidates should hold a master’s degree (M.E./M.Tech) in Civil Engineering or a related field from a recognized university or institution.
  • A minimum qualifying percentage or CGPA may be required, typically ranging from 55% to 60% or equivalent.
  • Candidates may need to qualify in a national-level entrance exam such as GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) or an institution-specific entrance exam. The score obtained in the entrance exam is an important criterion for selection.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be called for a personal interview or a written test followed by an interview to assess their research aptitude and suitability for the program.

The duration of a Ph.D. program typically ranges from 3 to 5 years. However, the exact duration can vary depending on factors such as the field of study, the nature of research, the individual’s progress, and the specific regulations of the university.