Doctoral Degree in Environmental and Technological Design in Architecture

Objectives and Competencies


  • Provide students with in-depth knowledge of those theoretical and practical aspects that are directly related to the scientific and technical fields that are the object of research in each area. In this way, they are provided with a solid base from which they can begin their research.

  • To develop the skills necessary to simulate (either in the laboratory, or with computer software/programming), analyze, and critique the specific problems that are the subject of the doctoral student’s research.

  • Provide students with a set of tools and skills that will allow them to interpret, critique, and develop scientific documentation, respecting principles of equality and professional ethics.

  • To develop the skills necessary for integration into interdisciplinary and international research teams.

  • To rigorously educate the student in those advanced aspects related to the field of study that he/she has chosen for his/her doctoral thesis.

  • To develop the skills that allow the student to systematically understand a field of study, as well as to communicate their knowledge, both written and orally, to the scientific community.

Basic Competencies:

  • Systematic understanding of a field of study, and mastery of research skills and methods related to that field.

  • Ability to conceive, design or create, to put into practice and to make use of a research or creation process.

  • Ability to contribute to the extension of knowledge frontiers through original research.

  • Ability to perform a critical and evaluative analysis and to synthesize new and complex ideas.

  • Ability to communicate with both the academic and scientific community, as well as with the general public, about their fields of study in the manner and languages commonly used in the international scientific community.

  • Ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic, or cultural advancement in academic and professional contexts, within a knowledge-based society.

Capabilities and Personal Skills:

  • Ability to work/develop in contexts in which little specific information is available.

  • Ability to identify the key questions that must be answered in order to solve a complex problem.

  • Design, create, develop, and undertake new and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in an international and/or multidisciplinary context.

  • Ability to integrate knowledge, to face complexity, and to formulate judgments with limited information.

  • Ability to intellectually criticize and defend solutions.

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