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PhD Management in the Built Environment

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Graduate School for Architecture and the Built Environment
Delft, South Holland
Netherlands
Urban Studies & City PlanningGovernance & Management
Overview

Innovations in the Management of the Built Environment (IMBE) aims to stimulate and evaluate innovation in the management of the built environment through evidence-based decision making on the part of clients, developers, investors, architects, engineers, consultants, policy makers, product developers, contractors and users involved in the initiation, design, construction and the development or redevelopment of the built environment.

 

One of the main priorities of IMBE is to identify emerging social, economic and technological issues. This leads to the early recognition of new challenges that trigger both applied and fundamental research into the spatial impact of, for example, organizational change, workplace change, evolving activity patterns and workflows, and technological innovations in communication.

 

The programme develops scientific insights and new solutions on the basis of a wealth of knowledge and tools from a wide spectrum of disciplines that includes public administration, strategic management, economics, law, mathematics, sociology and psychology, in addition to design and engineering.

 

It also addresses a social necessity: the built environment is a major though diffuse area of large investment that has yet to achieve its potential in terms of spatial, functional and technical quality, cost effectiveness and sustainability, as indicated by current vacancy rates in real estate, failure rates in construction, high cost relative to performance, etc. This makes it necessary to incorporate the interests, ambitions and constraints of the various stakeholders, and to unite products and processes of development and redevelopment towards new multidisciplinary approaches that achieve the performance needed today.

 

Societal/scientific quality and relevance of the research

 

The Innovations in the Management of the Built Environment (IMBE) research programme focuses primarily on residential and nonresidential stock, such as offices, educational buildings, retail and leisure facilities, and healthcare complexes. These are considered at all abstraction levels and throughout their lifecycles, but predominantly from the viewpoint of use and utility, that is, their performance and contribution to the activities they accommodate. Although such issues have always been of particular importance in the high-density, high-yield built environment of the Netherlands, they have been accentuated by the credit crunch and its effects.

 

The programme considers the performance of building stock both in isolation and in its (usually urban) context, making explicit the roles, constraints and relationships of different actors and stressing the need for consistent, structural solutions that are based on policy and strategy and are substantiated by scientific means. This involves extensive knowledge and technology transfer from various disciplines, followed by adaptation to the conditions of AEC and integration into a coherent whole that applies continuously to the lifecycle of the built environment. The results are comprehensive methods and techniques that are usually geared towards specific issues, such as new business models for sustainability or post-credit crunch architectural practice, supply chain evaluation tools in construction and renovation, indicators of post-occupancy evaluation success and approaches to the adaptive reuse of existing building stock.

 

Despite the apparent focus on such issues, the backbone of IMBE research is formed by wider methodical concerns, as evidenced by the emphasis on problems of integration and cooperation in, for example, urban area development and supply chain management.

 

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Admission Requirements

PHD ADMISSIONS

 

The admission requirements for doctoral candidates are recorded in Article 2 of the TU Delft Doctoral Regulations.

 

More detailed information can be found in the back of the Regulations, in section A of the Implementation Decree.

 

Admission requirements

 

According to Dutch law and the TU Delft Doctoral Regulations a doctoral candidate should be in possession of a Dutch Master’s degree. This may be a Master of Science or a Master of Arts degree from a University or College of Higher Education.

 

Naturally, doctoral candidates with foreign Master degrees are also admitted to TU Delft. Some foreign degrees are evaluated by the TU Delft Admissions Office. This office determines whether the foreign degree can be considered as an equivalent of the Dutch Master degree.

 

N.B. TU Delft Faculty Graduate Schools (FGS) may have additional admission requirements. Therefore, please visit the webpage of your intended FGS.

 

Preparation and paperwork

 

For every would-be doctoral candidate of TU Delft, a check of their eligibility is standard procedure. This means that, besides a letter and a CV, all applications must include scans of the (highest) diploma and transcript. Furthermore, at the start of their Doctoral Programme all doctoral candidates must be registered as such at the TU Delft Graduate School. For more information about registration and the required documents see Intake Meeting.

 

According to Dutch law and the TU Delft Doctoral Regulations a doctoral candidate should be in possession of a Dutch Master’s degree. This may be a Master of Science or a Master of Arts degree from a University or College of Higher Education.

 

Naturally, doctoral candidates with foreign Master degrees are also admitted to TU Delft. Some foreign degrees are evaluated by the TU Delft Admissions Office. This office determines whether the foreign degree can be considered as an equivalent of the Dutch Master degree.

 

N.B. TU Delft Faculty Graduate Schools (FGS) may have additional admission requirements. Therefore, please visit the webpage of your intended FGS.

 

Article 2 Doctorate

 

2.1. The degree of Doctor can be obtained at TU Delft following the public defence of a doctoral dissertation before the Board for Doctorates or the doctoral committee appointed by it. The Board for Doctorates will award the degree of Doctor. By way of a departure from that stipulated in the other Articles in these Regulations, the provisions of Article 21 will apply to the awarding of the honorary doctoral degree.

 

2.2. Admission to the doctoral defence ceremony will be open to anyone:

 

– who has been awarded the degree of Master in accordance with Section 7.10 a, paragraph 1, 2 or 3 of the WHW, and

 

– who, as proof of competence to practice science independently has written a doctoral dissertation, and

 

– has met the other requirements set in these Doctoral

 

Regulations with regard to, among other things:

 

– completing a Doctoral programme,

 

– following a DE programme and

 

– the quality and content of the doctoral dissertation.

 

2.3. In exceptional circumstances, the Board for Doctorates can, on his request, admit access to the doctoral programme and the doctoral defence ceremony to a person who is not in possession of the required degree but who meets the requirements stipulated in Article 2.2b and c, if the person requesting this demonstrates in some other way, and to the satisfaction of the Board for Doctorates, that he has sufficient knowledge. The Board for Doctorates can determine more specific rules for this in the Implementation Decree.

 

Article 4 Start of Doctoral Programme

 

4.1. A person who wishes to complete a Doctoral Programme in order to obtain a doctorate must:

 

– enter into consultations with the most appropriate full professor or the most appropriate staff member with a doctorate to whom the ius promovendi has been awarded in view of the field of science involved and reach agreement on the subject of the doctoral research, the title of the doctoral dissertation and his willingness to act as promotor, and

 

– register as a doctoral candidate at the TU Delft Graduate School by submitting valid proof of identity and a certified copy of a degree certificate as defined in Article 2.2a or a copy of the awarding of access pursuant to Article 2.3.

 

4.2. When the conditions stipulated in 4.1 have been met, the TU Delft Graduate School will ensure that a statement is issued as soon as possible on behalf of the Board for Doctorates detailing the registration as a doctoral candidate and the appointment as intended promotor of the person referred to in 4.1a, and, if applicable, the appointment of an intended copromotor.

 

4.3. Within three months of the start of the Doctoral Programme, the doctoral candidate must have made agreements with his intended promotor on his supervision and the content of the DE Programme to be followed by him, and this must be recorded in a PhD agreement and submitted to the Faculty Graduate School.

 

Article 5 Doctoral candidate and preparation of doctoral dissertation

 

5.1. The doctoral candidate will conduct independent scientific research. He will also maintain the customary academic contacts with his fellow scientists.

 

5.2. The doctoral candidate is responsible for producing the doctoral dissertation as a contribution to science and for ensuring that the research is conducted:

 

– in accordance with the code of conduct and professional code that apply to professional activities in the area of science concerned;

 

– according to the statutory regulations and university regulations applicable, in all events, for research involving animal testing, hazardous (e.g. radioactive) materials, hazardous (e.g. biological) substances; and c. without the imposition of any limitations that conflict with academic freedom on the research and the freedom of publication of data and results from the research, also insofar as (part of) the research is funded by third parties.

 

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General information
Length
4 years full time
Language
English / Dutch
Director
Hilde Remoy
Fee
Not Confirmed
Email
H.T.Remoy@tudelft.nl
Telephone
+31 15 27 89805
Address
Building 8 Julianalaan 134 2628 BL Delft
Website
Campus Location
The information of this PhD was extracted from the Official Website of the program.
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