The objective of the course is to form researchers, qualifying them to lead Research & Development projects (R&D) in the industry, university or research center. The DSc degree requires 48 credits (but credits obtained in MSc courses in the same field can be considered), with one course in Fundamental Formation (4 credits), two in Basic Formation (8 credits) and the remaining ones must be obtained accordingly to the specificity of the research. The student must be approved in profiency test for two foreign languages (usually English, Spanish or French), proving to be capable to read texts dealing with scientific and technological subjects. The student also must to be approved in the Qualifying Exam (written and oral) and in the thesis defense.

The student must accomplish the written Qualifying Exam by the end of the third semester, and the oral Qualifying Exam until to the fifth semester.