Doctoral Training at the Faculty of Technology

The Faculty of Technology offers postgraduate degrees in technology and natural sciences. Moreover, it is possible to complete a postgraduate degree in humanities in the field of Phonetics. 

Decision timetable

Dean's decisions

The most matters concerning doctoral education are decided by the Vice Dean. Such matters include:

  • appointing pre-examiners, Opponent and Custos;
  • the permission to send a thesis manuscript to pre-examination;
  • the permission for the defence of dissertation;
  • postgraduate degree study rights;
  • updates to supervision plans;
  • other postgraduate matters

Preliminary timetable for Vice Dean's decisions

The Vice Dean makes decisions on the dates specified in the schedule. Documents for decision-making should be submitted a couple of days earlier.

  • 20 August 2021
  • 1 September 2021
  • 21 September 2021
  • 5 October 2021
  • 22 October 2021
  • 12 November 2021
  • 26 November 2021
  • 12 December 2021

Faculty Board

The Faculty Board makes decides on accepting doctoral dissertations.

  • 26 August 2021
  • 30 September 2021
  • 28 October 2021
  • 25 November 2021
  • 16 December 2021
Change in the doctoral programme structure

The Rector has decided that the doctoral programme structure of the University of Turku will change. The following doctoral programmes will not continue
beyond 2021.

  • Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS)
  • Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Computer Sciences (MATTI)
  • Doctoral Programme in Molecular Life Sciences (DPMLS)

Doctoral candidates who are pursuing their doctoral degrees in these doctoral programmes are transferred by the decicion of Deans on 1 January 2022 to doctoral programmes in the new doctoral programme structure as follows:

  • All doctoral candidates in the Doctoral Programme in Molecular Life Sciences (DPMLS) are transferred to the Doctoral Programme in Technology (DPT).
  • Doctoral candidates in the Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS) studying Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Theoretical Physics or Astronomy as their major are transferred to the Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences (EXACTUS). Doctoral candidates studying Materials Engineering as their major are transferred to the Doctoral Programme in Technology (DPT).
  • Doctoral candidates in the Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Computer Sciences (MATTI) studying Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics as their major are transferred to the Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences (EXACTUS). All other doctoral candidates in the programme, i.e. those studying Phonetics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology or Information Systems Science as their major, are transferred to the Doctoral Programme in Technology (DPT).

Changes in study requirements

The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Technology decided on its meeting on 27 May 2021 that docotral candidates who have started they studies in DPMLS, MATTI or PCS doctoral programmes may complete their degrees following the study requirements of the academic years 2020-2022 of these programmes until 31 December 2026. Moreover, the code of conduct of postgraduate studies at the faculty says that postgraduate students who have started before 1 August 2018 may complete their degree according to old 60 credits requirements until 31 July 2024.