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Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering

In the Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering at TU Graz, you conduct research as a junior scientist at a high international level. You apply your knowledge in an interdisciplinary manner to develop production-ready products or to optimise products, for instance. As part of the scientific community of the Doctoral School, you work closely with the supervisor of your doctoral thesis. In addition, you discuss the progress and results of your dissertation with teachers and other students.



  • Conducting research independently in a field of mechanical engineering
  • Finding and describing approaches to solve scientific, technical problems
  • Preparing, publishing and defending research results

Courses (curricular workload)

  • Building up broad basic knowledge and specialising in the field of your dissertation
  • Discussing the progress and results of your dissertation in doctoral seminars

      Focus Areas

      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Materials Science

      The Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering also enables you to gain insights into other fields represented at the faculty, helping you to establish interesting contacts during your doctoral programme. In this way, TU Graz not only offers you an outstanding education in a variety of specialisations, but also places on broadening your horizons.

      Information and Advice

      Research projects

      The Doctoral School is currently conducting research in
      • EU projects;
      • centres of excellence;
      • Christian Doppler Laboratories, and
      • projects of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

      The following could also be of interest

      Admission Deadlines

      Admissions to doctoral studies are possible in the current semester at any time up to a maximum of ten days before the start of the general admission period of the following semester. Admission deadlines

      Further informationen on registration and admission

      International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

      Teaching staff and Institutes

      Teaching staff

      People with license to teach (venia docendi) at the doctoral school can supervise your dissertation. Information about the areas of expertise and publications of the teaching staff can be found on their respective business cards. Teaching staff