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We have 379 Electronic Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

PhD candidates in Electronic Engineering research the electronic components such as semiconductors, resistors and inductors, and the devices they power. Electronic systems are near-ubiquitous in in modern industry, and your research could help promote developments in a wide range of sectors including communications, computing, healthcare, energy and transport.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Electronic Engineering?

Working under the guidance of an expert supervisor or supervisory team, you’ll work towards completing a thesis that will make an original contribution to the field of Electronic Engineering. You will likely divide your time between lab-based research, supervision meetings and writing your thesis. Many universities also offer departmental training in areas such as research methodologies and presentation skills.

Possible research areas include:

  • Nanoelectronics
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Photonics
  • Semiconductor electronics
  • Antennas, radar and navigation
  • Optical materials and devices

Your research may involve collaboration with academics from other departments, or with industrial partners. You also may have the opportunity to connect with the wider academic community through attending conferences and publishing papers.

Most PhDs in Electronic Engineering are pre-designed, but some universities may accept applications for self-proposed projects. If you are planning to design your own research proposal, it will need to align with the research priorities of the department and the expertise of your prospective supervisor.

PhD in Electronic Engineering entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Electrical Engineering is usually a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area such as Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Material Science, although a Masters may sometimes be required. You may occasionally be able to gain entry onto an Electrical Engineering PhD with a lower-class degree if you have a Masters and/ or relevant work experience.

PhD in Electronic Engineering funding options

The main body funding Electronic Engineering PhDs in the UK is the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Most projects have funding attached, meaning that you’ll automatically be awarded tuition fee coverage, a living cost stipend, and a research grant if you are accepted onto the programme.

Some students may propose their own research topic or apply for a project without attached funding (though this is less common). It may be possible to self-fund your PhD by combining the UK government’s doctoral loan with additional sources of funding such as support from your university or from a charity or trust.

PhD in Electronic Engineering careers

Career opportunities in Electronic Engineering are wide-ranging. Expertise is in demand in cutting-edge industries including cybersecurity, blockchain and BitCoin, as well as the sectors that make day-to-day modern life possible such as transport, energy and manufacturing.

You may also choose to continue your academic career, for example by applying for a postdoc that eventually leads to a permanent research position.

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PhD programmes at the University of Pavia, Italy

Our PhD programmes cover a wide range of topics and are organized into three disciplinary groups. Science and Technology, Life Science, Human and Social Science. Read more

Advanced vibration isolation and control for a large suspended optical cavity

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Assembly and Robotics Innovation in Steel Building Erection (ARISE)

This exciting project unites economists, civil engineers, computer scientists, robotics experts and safety specialists across a number of countries to consider the development and introduction of a new type of structural steel connection that is designed for rapid assembly, disassembly, and robotic assembly. Read more

Skin patch biosensor for biomarkers’ measurement (COB23/EE/MPEE/WU)

This is a funded studentship covering a monthly stipend and tuition fees. Traditional wearable sensors mainly monitor physical parameters, such as heartbeat, breath rate, body movement, and blood pressure, which can assist to provide basic health monitoring for individuals. Read more

Development of a Molecule-Sensing Contact Lens Platform (COB23/EE/MPEE/TORUN)

This is a funded studentship covering a monthly stipend and tuition fees. Among bodily fluids that have attracted attention for health monitoring, tears have particular advantages; being continuously available, easily accessible and relatively consistent, compared to sweat and saliva. Read more

Enhancing Optical Wireless Communication Using Acoustic Waves (COB23/EE/MPEE/ABADI)

This is a funded studentship covering a monthly stipend and tuition fees. Free-space optical communication (FSO), as a trending technology, is becoming crucial for high-speed and long-distance communication applications. Read more

EPSRC ICASE with Leonardo UK: Spiking Neural Network Processing for Infra-red Event Driven Cameras

The aim of this PhD studentship is to research the combination of an infrared event-driven camera (EDC) with data processing algorithms based on neuromorphic (NM) processing and Spiking Neural Networks (SNN), addressing EPSRC’s mission inspired challenges for AI, Digitisation & Data. Read more

Machine Learning Testing

Machine Learning (ML) is becoming more and more important with its increasing integration in various domains such as self-driving cars, machine translation, medical systems, many of these being safety-critical applications. Read more

Agent-based cyber-physical production systems for Industry 4.0

  Research Group: Applied Computing
This project aims to develop novel methods and software tools for the implementation of highly adaptive multi-agent systems for manufacturing control, applying plug-and-produce technology to cyber-physical systems. Read more

Intelligent Techniques for Reliability Prediction and Improvement of Free-Space Optics-based Future Satellite Communication Systems

  Research Group: Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI
Satellite communications play a pivotal role in our modern world, driving global efforts towards the development of next-generation satellite communication systems. Read more

Development of RF MEMS for 6G communication

Supervisory Team.   Kees de Groot & Harold Chong. Project description. Applications are invited for this prestigious 3.5-year Industrial PhD studentship to work on an exciting collaboration between Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton and Analog Devices Inc. Read more

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