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Control Systems PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students

We have 83 Control Systems PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for UK Students

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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Adaptive Control of Hypersonic Systems

Adaptive control is the control method used by a controller which must adapt to a controlled system with parameters which significantly vary, or are initially contain large uncertainties. Read more

Can Artificial Intelligence improve Training of Unmanned Aerial Systems Operators?

CAE and UNSW will examine situational awareness and cognitive load for autonomous systems. Specifically, it is aimed to understand how situational awareness is affected by different levels of cognitive load, with the focus on high demand tasks, such as the operation of sensors in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s). Read more

OneApp: PhD Scholarship for the Development of an energy-systems control app

The PhD to start as soon as practically possible. A fully funded PhD opportunity is available at the award-winning Energy House Labs, in the School of Science, Engineering and Environments, at the University of Salford. Read more

Unlock the Power of Waves: PhD Opportunity in Wave Energy Harvesting Technology

Supervisory Team.   Mohamed M. Torbati, Daniil Yurchenko, Nicholas Townsend. Project description. We are seeking a motivated and innovative individual to join our dynamic team in the pursuit of harnessing the vast potential of wave energy. Read more

Predicting and preventing cyclist accidents

Supervisory Team.   Dr Ioannis Kaparias. Project description. Cycling is an increasingly popular mode of travel in cities due to the great advantages that it offers in terms of space consumption, health and environmental sustainability. Read more

Hydrodynamics of wave powered ships

Supervisory Team.   Dr N.C. Townsend, Prof D.A. Hudson and Dr J.A. Bowker (industrial). Project description. Wave energy can be used to improve the performance of ships and boats. Read more

Listen hard: monitoring effort in listening through physiological signals

Supervisory Team.   Profs. David Simpson, Stefan Bleeck. Project description. Hearing speech is usually easy, but understanding speech in noise or in poor acoustic environments can be very challenging. Read more

Assessing blood flow control in the brain

Supervisory Team.   Profs. David Simpson. Project description. Blood flow to the brain is controlled by a series of interacting complex physiological mechanisms that ensure an adequate supply at all times. Read more

Modelling and performance evaluation of an electromagnetic self-reversing screw-based regenerative shock absorber

Supervisory Team.   Mohamed M. Torbati, Tim Waters. Project description. Only a small fraction of the available vehicles’ fuel energy is used for driving the car itself and the rest is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies or used to power accessories. Read more

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