The overall objective of the PhD in Software, Systems, and Computing Program is to train researchers capable of carrying out independent and original research to expand the frontiers of knowledge and to join or lead multidisciplinary teams addressing both scientific and technological challenges that require a high level of specialization in the field of computer science.
The objectives of the PhD in Software, Systems, and Computing Program are as follows:
- Understand the procedures, value and limits of the scientific method in the field of computer science, as well as identify, locate and collect the required research data; design and guide analytical modeling and experimental research; and critically evaluate data to draw conclusions.
- Understand the current state of the art regarding issues related to the design, construction, use and evaluation of computationally intensive systems, identifying new research lines and proposing new solutions.
- Acquire advanced scientific knowledge in the computer science field that would enable students to generate new ideas within a research line in this area.
- Learn about the problems and relevant research methods within the computer science field.
To achieve these objectives, the PhD in Software, Systems, and Computing Program will ensure that all its graduates acquire the competences required by RD 99/2011, as well as program-specific competences, including:
- Basic Competences
- CB11.- Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the research skills and methods related to that field.
- CB12.- Ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research or creation.
- CB13.- Ability to contribute to the extension of the frontiers of knowledge by developing original research.
- CB14.- Ability to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas.
- CB15.- Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and society as a whole about their knowledge areas in the usual manner and languages used in their international scientific community.
- CB16.- Ability to promote scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement within academic and professional contexts in a knowledge-based society.
- Abilities and Personal Skills
- CA01.- Deal with contexts in which there is little specific information.
- CA02.- Find the key questions to be answered in order to solve a complex problem.
- CA03.- Design, create, develop and undertake new and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.
- CA04.- Work, both individually and in teams, in an international and multidisciplinary context.
- CA05.- Integrate knowledge, confront the complexity and make judgments with limited information.
- CA06.- Intellectually criticize and defend solutions.
- PSCC Specific Competences
- CE1.- Acquisition of essential knowledge of research and technology transfer financing mechanisms, as well as existing legislation related to data protection in the conduct of research and the legal protection of the results within the field of computer science.