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PhD in Civil Engineering

2018/2019

Quality assurance

The UDC International Doctoral School (EIDUDC) is subject to an Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS) which governs all UDC PhD programmes ratified by Royal Decree-Law 99/2011, in compliance with EU Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA. For more information, see documentation relating to the UDC International Doctoral School Internal Quality Assurance System (Regulations for the implementation and administration of the International Doctoral School SGIC for UDC PhD programmes ratified under RD 99/2011; International Doctoral School IQAS Manual; International Doctoral School IQASProcedures).

Guidelines for the monitoring and supervision of the student learning process and outcomes are established in the IQAS Procedures document. The bodies and mechanisms responsible for the coordination, evaluation and continuous improvement of the programme of study are as follows:

Academic Committee for PhD Programmes (CAPD): university body responsible for the academic coordination of PhD programmes and academic decisions regarding PhD degree and degree candidates. The CAPD establishes the guidelines and procedures for the programme coordinator and all individuals involved in the degree. A UDC coordinator is appointed for all UDC PhD programmes ratified under RD 99/2011, including inter-university programmes operated by partner universities.

EIDUDC Quality Assurance Committee (CGC): body responsible for formulating and monitoring the SGIC and PhD degree programmes. The CGC also fulfils an internal communication role within the EIDUDC in relation to its objectives, plans, programmes and responsibilities. An annual monitoring report is produced by the EIDUDC Permanent Committee, acting in the name of the CGC.

Learning outcomes

The International Doctoral School IQAS sets out the standards and indicators applied by Academic Committees in relation to UDC PhD programmes for the measurement and analysis of learning outcomes and academic standards.

These indicators include the number of doctoral theses defended, ‘International Doctorate’ certifications awarded, PhDs completed within the published time scale (3-4 years), PhDs awarded and PhDs abandoned, in addition to the average timescale for completion of the degree.

Quality assurance

To ensure that the title is developed in accordance with the verification report presented the center conducts an annual monitoring report in accordance with the procedures of the center IQAS and results. This report is reviewed by the ACSUG, external evaluation agency.

The outcome of this analysis will emerge corrective actions and improvement proposals that achieve the intended objectives and the improvement of the degree.

Committees

In order to ensure proper standards and quality at UDC, a specific academic management committee of the PhD programme will be established.

Colominas Ezponda, Ignacio
Coordinador/a
Galán Díaz, Juan José
Secretario/a
Martínez Abella, Fernando
Vocal PDI
Hernández Ibáñez, Santiago
Vocal PDI
Navarrina Martínez, Fermín Luis
Vocal PDI
Samper Calvete, Francisco Javier
Vocal PDI
Anta Álvarez, José
Vocal PDI
Cea Gómez, Luís
Vocal PDI
Juncosa Rivera, Ricardo Antonio
Vocal PDI
Nieto Mouronte, Félix
Vocal PDI
Novales Ordax, Margarita
Vocal PDI
París López, José
Vocal PDI
Suárez López, Juan Joaquín
Vocal PDI

Program tracking facts

Period Value
Places offered
Number of places for new students entering PhD (IPD01)
2016/2017 20
Demand
Number of applicants for PhD admission (IPD02)
2016/2017 23
First-time enrollment
Number of first-time enrollment students in PhD (IPD03)
2016/2017 20
First-time enrollment by adaptation
Number of first-time enrollment students in the program or students coming from other studies in extinction (IPD03.1)
2016/2017 7
Total enrollment
Total number of students enrolled (IPD04)
2016/2017 64
First-time enrollment coming from other universities
Ratio between the number of first-time enrolled students coming from other universities and the total number of first-time enrolled students in the program (IPD05)
2016/2017 20
Percentage of foreign students
Ratio between the number of foreign students enrolled and the total number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD06)
2016/2017 4.69
Percentage of first-time enrolled students who need training complements
Ratio between the number of students enrolled who need training complements and the total number of new students enrolled in the programme (IPD07)
2016/2017 0
Percentage of full-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under full time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD08.1)
2016/2017 51.56
Percentage of partial-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under half time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD08.2)
2016/2017 4.69
Percentage of enrollees under mixed status
Ratio between the number of students under mixed status and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD08.3)
2016/2017 43.75
Percentage of enrollees who carried out a stay passed by the CAPD (Outgoing)
Ratio between the number of students who carried out a stay as visiting researchers passed by the CAPD (outgoing students) and the total number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD09.1)
2016/2017 7.81
Percentage of enrollees who carried out a stay passed by the CAPD at UDC (Incoming)
Number of students who carried out a stay as visiting researchers passed by the CAPD (incoming students) (IPD09.2)
2016/2017 0
Percentage of enrollees with a grant or pre-doctoral contract
Ratio between the number of students with a grant or pre-doctoral contract and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD11)
2016/2017 1.56
Percentage of theses defended by students who had several directors
Ratio between the number of theses defended by students of the programme who had several directors and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD14)
2016/2017 0
Percentage of examination board members coming from an foreign institution
Ratio between the number of examination board members of thesis linked to the programme coming from an foreign institution and the total umber of examination board members of thesis linked to the programme (IPD17)
2016/2017 33.33
Total number of defended thesis
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.1)
2016/2017 1
Percentage of defended thesis written by full-time students
Ratio between the total number of defended thesis written by students under full time status and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD18.2.1)
2016/2017 100
Percentage of defended thesis written by partial-time students
Ratio between the total number of defended thesis written by students under partial time status and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD18.2.2)
2016/2017 0
Percentage of defended thesis written by students under mixed status
Ratio between the total number of defended thesis written by students under mixed status and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD18.2.3)
2016/2017 0
Total number of tesis written in Galician
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme written in Galician (IPD18.3.1)
2016/2017 0
Total number of tesis written in Spanish
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme written in Spanish (IPD18.3.2)
2016/2017 0
Total number of tesis written in other languages
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme written in other languages (IPD18.3.3)
2016/2017 1
Average duration of studies of full-time students
Average duration of studies for students under full time status who defended a thesis (in days) (IPD18.4.1)
2016/2017 1,071
Average duration of studies of partial-time students
Average duration of studies for students under half time status who defended a thesis (in days) (IPD18.4.2)
2016/2017 n/a
Average duration of studies of students under mixed time status
Average duration of studies for students under mixed time status who defended a thesis (in days) (IPD18.4.3)
2016/2017 n/a
Success rate. Percentage of students who defended their theses without asking for an extension
Ratio between the number of doctoral students who defended their theses without asking for an extension and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.5.1)
2016/2017 0
Success rate. Percentage of students who defended their theses after asking for the first extension
Ratio between the number of doctoral students who defended their theses after asking for the first extension and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.5.2)
2016/2017 100
Success rate. Percentage of students who defended their theses after asking for the second extension
Ratio between the number of doctoral students who defended their theses after asking for the second extension and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.5.3)
2016/2017 0
Percentage of "cum laude" theses
Ratio between the number of defended theses linked to the programme with "Cum Laude" qualification and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.6)
2016/2017 100
Percentage of theses with International Component
Ratio between the number of defended theses linked to the programme with International Component and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.7)
2016/2017 100
Period Value
Places offered
Number of places for new students entering PhD (IPD01)
2015/2016 20
Demand
Number of applicants for PhD admission (IPD02)
2015/2016 48
First-time enrollment
Number of first-time enrollment students in PhD (IPD03)
2015/2016 35
First-time enrollment by adaptation
Number of first-time enrollment students in the program or students coming from other studies in extinction (IPD03.1)
2015/2016 12
Total enrollment
Total number of students enrolled (IPD04)
2015/2016 52
First-time enrollment coming from other universities
Ratio between the number of first-time enrolled students coming from other universities and the total number of first-time enrolled students in the program (IPD05)
2015/2016 22.86
Percentage of foreign students
Ratio between the number of foreign students enrolled and the total number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD06)
2015/2016 5.77
Percentage of first-time enrolled students who need training complements
Ratio between the number of students enrolled who need training complements and the total number of new students enrolled in the programme (IPD07)
2015/2016 0
Percentage of full-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under full time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD08.1)
2015/2016 50
Percentage of partial-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under half time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD08.2)
2015/2016 32.69
Percentage of enrollees under mixed status
Ratio between the number of students under mixed status and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD08.3)
2015/2016 17.31
Percentage of enrollees who carried out a stay passed by the CAPD (Outgoing)
Ratio between the number of students who carried out a stay as visiting researchers passed by the CAPD (outgoing students) and the total number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD09.1)
2015/2016 0
Percentage of enrollees who carried out a stay passed by the CAPD at UDC (Incoming)
Number of students who carried out a stay as visiting researchers passed by the CAPD (incoming students) (IPD09.2)
2015/2016 0
Percentage of enrollees with a grant or pre-doctoral contract
Ratio between the number of students with a grant or pre-doctoral contract and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD11)
2015/2016 3.85
Percentage of theses defended by students who had several directors
Ratio between the number of theses defended by students of the programme who had several directors and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD14)
2015/2016 100
Percentage of examination board members coming from an foreign institution
Ratio between the number of examination board members of thesis linked to the programme coming from an foreign institution and the total umber of examination board members of thesis linked to the programme (IPD17)
2015/2016 33.33
Total number of defended thesis
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.1)
2015/2016 1
Percentage of defended thesis written by full-time students
Ratio between the total number of defended thesis written by students under full time status and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD18.2.1)
2015/2016 100
Percentage of defended thesis written by partial-time students
Ratio between the total number of defended thesis written by students under partial time status and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD18.2.2)
2015/2016 0
Percentage of defended thesis written by students under mixed status
Ratio between the total number of defended thesis written by students under mixed status and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD18.2.3)
2015/2016 0
Total number of tesis written in Galician
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme written in Galician (IPD18.3.1)
2015/2016 0
Total number of tesis written in Spanish
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme written in Spanish (IPD18.3.2)
2015/2016 1
Total number of tesis written in other languages
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme written in other languages (IPD18.3.3)
2015/2016 0
Average duration of studies of full-time students
Average duration of studies for students under full time status who defended a thesis (in days) (IPD18.4.1)
2015/2016 591.5
Average duration of studies of partial-time students
Average duration of studies for students under half time status who defended a thesis (in days) (IPD18.4.2)
2015/2016 n/a
Average duration of studies of students under mixed time status
Average duration of studies for students under mixed time status who defended a thesis (in days) (IPD18.4.3)
2015/2016 n/a
Success rate. Percentage of students who defended their theses without asking for an extension
Ratio between the number of doctoral students who defended their theses without asking for an extension and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.5.1)
2015/2016 100
Success rate. Percentage of students who defended their theses after asking for the first extension
Ratio between the number of doctoral students who defended their theses after asking for the first extension and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.5.2)
2015/2016 0
Success rate. Percentage of students who defended their theses after asking for the second extension
Ratio between the number of doctoral students who defended their theses after asking for the second extension and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.5.3)
2015/2016 0
Percentage of "cum laude" theses
Ratio between the number of defended theses linked to the programme with "Cum Laude" qualification and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.6)
2015/2016 100
Percentage of theses with International Component
Ratio between the number of defended theses linked to the programme with International Component and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.7)
2015/2016 100
Period Value
Places offered
Number of places for new students entering PhD (IPD01)
2014/2015 20
Demand
Number of applicants for PhD admission (IPD02)
2014/2015 22
First-time enrollment
Number of first-time enrollment students in PhD (IPD03)
2014/2015 13
First-time enrollment by adaptation
Number of first-time enrollment students in the program or students coming from other studies in extinction (IPD03.1)
2014/2015 2
Total enrollment
Total number of students enrolled (IPD04)
2014/2015 20
First-time enrollment coming from other universities
Ratio between the number of first-time enrolled students coming from other universities and the total number of first-time enrolled students in the program (IPD05)
2014/2015 0
Percentage of foreign students
Ratio between the number of foreign students enrolled and the total number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD06)
2014/2015 15
Percentage of first-time enrolled students who need training complements
Ratio between the number of students enrolled who need training complements and the total number of new students enrolled in the programme (IPD07)
2014/2015 0
Percentage of full-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under full time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD08.1)
2014/2015 75
Percentage of partial-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under half time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD08.2)
2014/2015 15
Percentage of enrollees under mixed status
Ratio between the number of students under mixed status and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD08.3)
2014/2015 10
Percentage of enrollees who carried out a stay passed by the CAPD (Outgoing)
Ratio between the number of students who carried out a stay as visiting researchers passed by the CAPD (outgoing students) and the total number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD09.1)
2014/2015 0
Percentage of enrollees who carried out a stay passed by the CAPD at UDC (Incoming)
Number of students who carried out a stay as visiting researchers passed by the CAPD (incoming students) (IPD09.2)
2014/2015 0
Percentage of enrollees with a grant or pre-doctoral contract
Ratio between the number of students with a grant or pre-doctoral contract and the number of students enrolled in the programme (IPD11)
2014/2015 5
Percentage of theses defended by students who had several directors
Ratio between the number of theses defended by students of the programme who had several directors and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD14)
2014/2015 n/a
Percentage of examination board members coming from an foreign institution
Ratio between the number of examination board members of thesis linked to the programme coming from an foreign institution and the total umber of examination board members of thesis linked to the programme (IPD17)
2014/2015 n/a
Total number of defended thesis
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.1)
2014/2015 0
Percentage of defended thesis written by full-time students
Ratio between the total number of defended thesis written by students under full time status and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD18.2.1)
2014/2015 0
Percentage of defended thesis written by partial-time students
Ratio between the total number of defended thesis written by students under partial time status and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD18.2.2)
2014/2015 0
Percentage of defended thesis written by students under mixed status
Ratio between the total number of defended thesis written by students under mixed status and the total number of defended theses in the programme (IPD18.2.3)
2014/2015 0
Total number of tesis written in Galician
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme written in Galician (IPD18.3.1)
2014/2015 0
Total number of tesis written in Spanish
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme written in Spanish (IPD18.3.2)
2014/2015 0
Total number of tesis written in other languages
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme written in other languages (IPD18.3.3)
2014/2015 0
Average duration of studies of full-time students
Average duration of studies for students under full time status who defended a thesis (in days) (IPD18.4.1)
2014/2015 n/a
Average duration of studies of partial-time students
Average duration of studies for students under half time status who defended a thesis (in days) (IPD18.4.2)
2014/2015 n/a
Average duration of studies of students under mixed time status
Average duration of studies for students under mixed time status who defended a thesis (in days) (IPD18.4.3)
2014/2015 n/a
Success rate. Percentage of students who defended their theses without asking for an extension
Ratio between the number of doctoral students who defended their theses without asking for an extension and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.5.1)
2014/2015 n/a
Success rate. Percentage of students who defended their theses after asking for the first extension
Ratio between the number of doctoral students who defended their theses after asking for the first extension and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.5.2)
2014/2015 n/a
Success rate. Percentage of students who defended their theses after asking for the second extension
Ratio between the number of doctoral students who defended their theses after asking for the second extension and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.5.3)
2014/2015 n/a
Percentage of "cum laude" theses
Ratio between the number of defended theses linked to the programme with "Cum Laude" qualification and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.6)
2014/2015 n/a
Percentage of theses with International Component
Ratio between the number of defended theses linked to the programme with International Component and the total number of defended thesis linked to the programme (IPD18.7)
2014/2015 n/a

Offer places

academic year 2017/2018
General offer 22