|Type of study programme||Doctoral studies|
|Degree||Doctor of Engineering Sciences|
|Duration||4 years/Full time
5 years/Part time
|Credit points||144 (ECTS: 216)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English according to an individual plan. International students are offered a Latvian language course (4,5 ECTS) in the framework of the study program.|
|Fees||3880 USD (full-time)/2970 USD (part-time) per year (2013/2014)|
|Study programme description||A Doctoral degree is grounding for any research career. If you have a strong personal interest in the subject of your research, a strong sense of achievement and self-confidence or desire to pursue your career then it is time to apply. Experience in research work has a real value in the education system and in global society itself. The programme includes Theoretical Part with the following main modules: Concepts of Object-Oriented Software, Advanced Methods of Computer System Design, Intelligent Computer Systems, Methods of Development of Applied Software Systems, Structural Modelling, Modern Technologies in Software Development, Dialogue Intelligent Systems, Methodology of Visual Programming, Embedded Systems Software.|
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/resource/show/19|
|Requirements||• Master's degree or equivalent in the corresponding field
• Proficiency in the English language
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Riga Technical University (RTU) is the oldest university in Latvia, and it has long-standing traditions dating back to 1862. It is an accredited, fully state owned, internationally recognized European level university. According to the requirements of the European Space for Higher Education, RTU offers academic and professional study programmes at three levels – bachelor, master and doctoral studies. RTU is the only engineering university providing engineering programmes and business studies in Latvia. At present it is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic Sea region and gathers nearly 16 000 students at eight faculties in various study programmes.
RTU has a leading role in number of research projects financed by the EU. Among university alumni there are presidents, prime-ministers and ministers of several European countries, key figures in Latvia’s business and industry. All European countries according to the Lisbon Convention recognize the diplomas issued by the Riga Technical University, on Recognition of Qualification Concerning Higher Education in the European Region, signed in April 1997. RTU degrees are also recognized in the United States, Canada, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Nepal, Cameroon, Nigeria and other countries. In 2002 several of RTU engineering programs were approved by United States, Department of Veteran Affairs as eligible for «G. I. Bill» financial benefits.
Population in the city of Riga: 710 000
Total number of students: around 15 000
Number of International students: 414 (2012./2013.)
Number of academic staff: 851 (2012./2013.)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: RTU residences
• From 85 EUR/60LVL/125 USD/a month per person in shared room per month (2 persons).
• From 175 EUR/120 LVL/200 USD/ a month in a single room.