Students who excel in their undergraduate studies and enjoy their experience of research during their undergraduate training may want to continue their education by pursuing a PhD degree.Doctoral research allows students to probe a scientific problem at a very deep level and make an original contribution to advancing knowledge in a particular field.  During the doctorate, which typically takes three to four years, students will be exposed to and use a wide range of scientific techniques that they learned about during their undergraduate studies, get practice in analysing their data, and gain the valuable experience of writing a PhD thesis and publishing their results in the scientific literature.  It is also the time when young scientists learn to work independently, develop their skills in setting up and carrying out experiments, and hone their scientific intuition.

 

Take advantage of the Department’s reputation, international collaborations, and research strengths when considering where to pursue your doctorate.Interested students with a high-quality undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or a closely related discipline should contact a potential advisor to discuss suitable research projects before applying for the PhD programme

 

PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

During the 3 year research programme of study, students must submit a satisfactory thesis describing research studies in the field of electrical and electronic engineering. No course work is required.

Entry Requirements: To be admitted to the PhD in EEE, a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Upper Second Class Honours  (2H1) in an approved primary degree. Candidates with equivalent academic qualifications may be accepted subject to examination or such other requirement approved by College/Faculty.

 

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

During the 3 year research programme of study, students must submit a satisfactory thesis describing research studies in the field of mechanical engineering. No course work is required.

Entry Requirements: To be admitted to the , a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Upper Second Class Honours (2H1) in an approved primary degree. Candidates with equivalent academic qualifications may be accepted subject to examination or such other requirement approved by the School of Engineering.

 

PhD in Microelectronics

During the 4 year programme of study, students must take modules to the value of 30 credits, at least 15 of which must be taken from an approved list of modules in the field of Microelectronics (including UE6005). In selecting modules, a student is required to consult with his/her supervisor(s), whose approval is required for the modules selected. The primary determinant for the award of the PhD in Microelectronics is the submission of a satisfactory thesis. A candidate must have passed modules to the value of 30 credits and have achieved an aggregate mark of at least 65% across those taught modules which are not assessed on a simple pass/fail basis before a thesis can be submitted for examination.

Entry Requirements: To be admitted to the PhD in Microelectronics, a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least First Class Honours in an approved primary degree. Candidates with equivalent academic qualifications may be accepted subject to examination or such other requirement approved by College/Faculty.

 

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