PhD in COMPUTER ENGINEERING
- Name of the PhD study program in English: Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering.
- Formative objectives of the doctoral study program The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program at the Department of Computer Engineering (CEN) is designed to meet the demands for specialized computer scientists and engineers in industry and in higher education. Program also gives opportunity to qualified students from various academic disciplines for further education at an advanced level in Computer Engineering and Software Engineering. Ph.D. students may specialize in Computer Architecture, Algorithms and Data Structures, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Data Mining, Databases, Computer Networks, Computer Graphics, Numerical Computation, Operating Systems, Computer Hardware, Parallel Computing, Natural Language Processing and Simulation. The department provides a state of art-cum- flexible curriculum that offers a rich set of Ph.D. courses crafted by faculty members specializing in the area each course emphasizes. The contents of the courses are prepared keeping in mind, needs of both academia and industry.
- General elements of the doctoral study program Epoka University Doctoral Program in Computer Engineering (CEN-PhD Program) is the highest level offered by the Department of Computer Engineering. CEN-PhD Program in Computer Engineering is necessary for the formation of academicians in various fields of research in Computer Engineering. During the first year of Ph.D. it requires to complete 8 courses (60 ECTS / 24 American credits) and during next two years thesis work or final dissertation (120 ECTS) should be submitted in total of 180 ECTS. The full-time PhD course lasts for a minimum of 6 semesters (three years), up to a maximum of twelve semesters (six years). Candidates must submit within that time-frame, unless they can invoke truly exceptional grounds (for instance a medical emergency) to justify deferring submission. Under certain circumstances, it is possible to spend time away from Tirana to pursue research.