|Type of study programme||Doctoral degree|
|Degree||Doctor of Engineering Sciences|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2022|
|Duration||4 years (full-time), 5 years (part-time)|
|Credit points||192 (ECTS: 288)|
|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||7700 EUR (full-time) / 3500 EUR (part-time) per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The study programme provides in-depth knowledge of the relevant theoretical courses: the conceptual foundations of object-oriented programming, modern methods of computer design and intellectual computer systems as well as specialised courses, which are supervised by the scientific advisers of Doctoral Theses and who provide the student of the doctoral programme with theoretical basis for their scientific work. In scientific research, doctoral students deal with problem-solving in the field of complicated computer systems with a focus on developing information systems, large-scale software systems and intelligent systems by using modern information technologies.
Doctoral studies (four years) provide compulsory, specialisation and elective courses in the sector of electrical engineering and electrical technology. In the second phase of the study process, scientific research within the framework of an individual thesis is carried out.
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/riga-technical-university-rtu/doctoral-studies/computer-systems-doctors/
|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: 632 614
Total number of students: 14 383 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 1888 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 930 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: RTU residences
• From 69,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (3 persons).
• From 124,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (2 persons).
• From 295.50 EUR a month in a single room.