A graduate student is awarded by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering a doctorate degree upon completion of the required course of studies and successful authoring and defence of a Ph.D. thesis, as described in detail below. Depending on the research area of the student's thesis, the student is awarded either a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, or a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. The maximum duration allowed for completion of the Ph.D. degree is set by the university regulations.
The program of study leading to a Ph.D. in Civil or Environmental Engineering requires successful completion of at least 240 ECTS, through a combination of graduate courses and research work.
The minimum length of study for the degree, for full-time students is six academic semesters kai the maximum allowable length of study is eight academic years.
The total number of 240 ECTS required for the Ph.D. degree is distributed as follows:
Graduate courses in CEE (related to the Ph.D. program) 48 ECTs
Graduate courses in/outside CEE program 32 ECTS
Coursework Total 80 ECTS
Thesis Research (CEE 690) 160 ECTS
CEE 610 Graduate seminar Attend  16 seminars 
Courses from the first course category (Graduate courses in CEE, related to the Ph.D. program) should all be from the list of courses relevant to the degree sought (civil engineering, or environmental engineering) as listed in the department's course categories.
The course Independent Research (CEE 650 or CEE 651) does not count towards fulfilment of the required courses, and must be differentiated from the Ph.D. thesis research. A maximum of only 8 ECTS of Independent research ,ay be credited towards the Ph.D. degree. Courses outside the CEE department may be selected, but only after approval from the student's academic advisor and the chairman of the department's Graduate Studies Committee.
Students who have joined the doctoral program after successfully completing a relevant M.Sc. program can be credited with a maximum of 56 ECTS based on graduate courses which they have successfully completed previously, and which may count towards fulfilment of the required 80-ECTS coursework. The maximum number of ECTS that can be credited to students with a graduate degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering is 56, while the maximum number of ECTS that can be credited to students with a graduate degree in other fields of study is 32. The transfer of ECTS is not automatic, and it is subject to the approval of the Department's Council based on recommendations by the CEE Committee of Graduate Studies. The committee's recommendation follows a well-documented petition by the student, signed by his/her academic advisor.
"Novel Materials in Seismic Rehabilitation and Strengthening of Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures" – "NoMaSeism-RC"
Summary of the Programme:
The advent of novel structural materials such as FRPs, TRC/FRCM and ECCs has provided opportunities for new and effective solutions to the problem of older structures built in times when understanding about earthquake resistance and seismic design was still primitive as compared with modern standards (before 1980s – more than 65% of buildings). Assessment and Retrofit of this large class of structures is requisite for securing an acceptable level of safety and protection to the civilian population in the event of an earthquake. Novel materials have been shown ideal for fast and efficient retrofits of seismically deficient structures, or in the presence of deterioration from corrosion (common in the urban centers along the Mediterranean coastline.)
NoMaSeism-RC is a PhD program intended to train highly qualified engineers in (a) the development of novel applications for new materials in seismic retrofit, (b) design and functionalizing of materials to fit specific retrofit requirements, and to contribute, through guided research towards improved understanding of the seismic response of substandard construction prior to and after retrofit leading to applied design specifications for practice.
NoMaSeism-RC involves mobility of the doctoral students of the four participating Structural Engineering Academic units from the Universities of Cyprus (UCY Cyprus), Thrace (Greece), Padova (Italy) and Granada (Spain) coordinated by UCY. The degrees will be issued jointly by the participating Universities. Details for interested Doctoral Students may be found in: http://catalogue.mediterraneanofficeforyouth.com/#i=137&y=NICOSIA