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We have 112 Control Systems PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

PhD students in Control Systems study the way that devices are managed, commanded and regulated using control loops. Control systems are used in industries like manufacturing, aerospace and aviation.

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.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Control Systems is usually a 2:1 Bachelors degree in a related subject, though a Masters may sometimes be required. You will also be expected to show some proficiency in the language of instruction at your university.

PhD in Control Systems funding options

In the UK, a PhD in Control Systems is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). They offer fully-funded studentships along with a monthly stipend. If you are awarded a PhD studentship, you will receive the funding automatically provided you complete the research project asked of you.

PhD in Control Systems careers

A PhD in Control Systems can help you prepare for a career in research, development and innovation. You might also consider a career in academia or in consulting.

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Human resilience in cybersecurity of future power systems

Are you interested in cybersecurity research and their applications to energy industry? We have a recent PhD project funded by the DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) at The University of Sheffield, a World Top 100 university and a Russell Group university in the UK. Read more

Robotics and Autonomous Systems for Demanding and Long-lasting Environments (12 PhD studentships available)

CRADLE is an EPSRC funded Prosperity Partnership that brings together the industrial experience that Jacobs have in applied robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) with the research expertise at the University of Manchester in this field. Read more

Data-Driven robust and optimal smart grid control

Reference number. SCEBE/21S/016/IK. Aim and Scope. Smart grids refer to electricity networks that enable a two-way flow of electricity and data with digital communication links to help detect, react and pro-act to changes in demand and other issues. Read more
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Tactile Robotic Octopus for Underwater Mobility and Exploration

Cephalopods can propel their bodies underwater, steer them in the desired directions, and physically explore the surrounding environment, effectively combining mobility and exploration; one crucial component to support these intelligent behaviours is the capability to sense both the water flow and the physical contacts with tactile receptors in the tentacles. Read more

Artificial Intelligence based Electric Vehicle Motor Control

Electric vehicle development has been a hot topic around the world. This PhD programme will develop artificial intelligence based control methods to optimize the performance of electric vehicle motor drive system in terms of reliability and efficiency. Read more

Safety assured Bayesian machine learning for reliable decision making in autonomous driving

Autonomous driving systems (ADS) using artificial intelligence techniques have seen rapid development in recent years. Autonomous driving is expected to reshape the current transportation system and may significantly impact human travel in the near future. Read more
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Control of breathing during exercise and respiratory neuroplasticity

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham offers a fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentship to an enthusiastic and talented individual seeking to undertake a research project in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. Read more

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