What is it like to do a PhD in Control Systems?
A PhD in Control Systems will have you using numerical and analytical methods to improve the performance of control systems. You will be using mathematical models to describe the dynamics of complex systems and contribute to research in areas like robotics and satellite guidance.
Some popular research topics in Control Systems are:
- Robot motion control
- Traffic engineering
- Satellite guidance
- Linear systems and control theory
If you are interested in working on similar topics, here are some example research topics in Control Systems that you could consider:
- Computational methods in feedback control design
- Optimisation and its application to control systems
- Stability and asymptotic analysis of nonlinear systems
- Control of nonlinear systems
- Robust control of uncertain systems
You may also attend conferences and publish papers to help you expand your knowledge on your field of research. You will be required to submit a thesis to be defended during your viva in the final year of your PhD.
You will also be provided with access to facilities like a fully-equipped lab that you can use for your research.