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PhD in Civil Engineering

2017/2018

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
Domínguez Pérez, Xabier Eduardo
Secretario/a
Casteleiro Maldonado, Manuel
Vocal PDI
Martínez Abella, Fernando
Vocal PDI
Delgado Martín, Jorge José
Vocal PDI
Hernández Ibáñez, Santiago
Vocal PDI
Navarrina Martínez, Fermín Luis
Vocal PDI
Medina Rodríguez, Luís Esteban
Vocal PDI
Padilla Benítez, Francisco
Vocal PDI
Pérez Pérez, Ignacio
Vocal PDI
Puertas Agudo, Jerónimo
Vocal PDI
Rodríguez Bugarín, Miguel Domingo
Vocal PDI
Samper Calvete, Francisco Javier
Vocal PDI

Program tracking facts

Period Value
Places offered
Number of places for new students entering PhD
2016/2017 20
Demand
Number of applicants for PhD admission
2016/2017 23
First-time enrollment
Number of first-time enrollment students in PhD
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
2016/2017 7
Total enrollment
Total number of students enrolled
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
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
2016/2017 4.69
Percentage of full-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under full time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme
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
2016/2017 9.38
Percentage of enrollees under mixed status
Ratio between the number of students under mixed status and the number of students enrolled in the programme
2016/2017 39.06
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
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
2016/2017 0
Total number of defended thesis
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme
2016/2017 2
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
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
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
2016/2017 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)
2016/2017 1,089
Average duration of studies of partial-time students
Average duration of studies for students under half time status who defended a thesis (in days)
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)
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
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
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
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
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
2016/2017 100
Period Value
Places offered
Number of places for new students entering PhD
2015/2016 20
Demand
Number of applicants for PhD admission
2015/2016 48
First-time enrollment
Number of first-time enrollment students in PhD
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
2015/2016 12
Total enrollment
Total number of students enrolled
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
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
2015/2016 5.77
Percentage of full-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under full time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme
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
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
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
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)
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
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
2015/2016 100
Total number of defended thesis
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme
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
2015/2016 1
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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
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
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
2015/2016 100
Period Value
Places offered
Number of places for new students entering PhD
2014/2015 20
Demand
Number of applicants for PhD admission
2014/2015 22
First-time enrollment
Number of first-time enrollment students in PhD
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
2014/2015 2
Total enrollment
Total number of students enrolled
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
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
2014/2015 15
Percentage of full-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under full time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme
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
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
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
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)
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
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
2014/2015 n/a
Total number of defended thesis
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme
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
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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
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
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
2014/2015 n/a
Period Value
Places offered
Number of places for new students entering PhD
2013/2014 20
Demand
Number of applicants for PhD admission
2013/2014 12
First-time enrollment
Number of first-time enrollment students in PhD
2013/2014 8
First-time enrollment by adaptation
Number of first-time enrollment students in the program or students coming from other studies in extinction
2013/2014 1
Total enrollment
Total number of students enrolled
2013/2014 8
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
2013/2014 25
Percentage of foreign students
Ratio between the number of foreign students enrolled and the total number of students enrolled in the programme
2013/2014 37.5
Percentage of full-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under full time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme
2013/2014 62.5
Percentage of partial-time enrollees
Ratio between the number of students under half time status and the number of students enrolled in the programme
2013/2014 25
Percentage of enrollees under mixed status
Ratio between the number of students under mixed status and the number of students enrolled in the programme
2013/2014 12.5
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
2013/2014 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)
2013/2014 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
2013/2014 0
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
2013/2014 n/a
Total number of defended thesis
Total number of defended thesis linked to the programme
2013/2014 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
2013/2014 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
2013/2014 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
2013/2014 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)
2013/2014 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)
2013/2014 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)
2013/2014 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
2013/2014 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
2013/2014 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
2013/2014 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
2013/2014 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
2013/2014 n/a

Offer places

academic year 2016/2017
General offer 20