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Engineering Mathematics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 101 Engineering Mathematics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Engineering Mathematics requires you to perform unique and in-depth research in areas where Maths is applied in order to meet the challenges in engineering and the industry

What’s it like to do a PhD in Engineering Mathematics?

An Engineering Mathematics PhD can have both theoretical and computational elements depending on the field of research you wish to pursue. The one thing that’s common across the board is the focus on collaboration with other STEM subjects like Physics and Biology.

Some of the most popular Engineering Mathematics research topics are

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Robotics
  • Dynamics and control
  • Environmental uncertainty
  • Predictive life sciences
  • Neurosciences

Like most other STEM subjects, a PhD in Engineering Mathematics is advertised with a research aim attached. You can, in some case, also propose your own research topic. However, we highly encourage that you speak to a prospective supervisor about your research before making a formal application.

Your PhD will end in the submission of an 80,000 word thesis based on the research you have carried out in the 3-4 years of your study. You will also be required to defend your thesis in front of an academic panel during your viva.

Even though PhDs do not have any compulsory teaching hours, you might be asked to take some specific teaching modules only in your first year to help you with any concepts that might prove beneficial during your research.

Entry requirements

For a PhD in Engineering Mathematics, you must have both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a subject like Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics. In some special cases, your application might be considered with only a Bachelors degree if you hold a first-class degree and you can show genuine ability to carry out independent research.

You might also have to prove proficiency in the official language of the country you are applying to.

PhD in Engineering Mathematics funding options

In the UK, both the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Councils (BBSRC) fund PhDs in Engineering Mathematics. Funding is guaranteed if you apply for a PhD that was advertised with funding attached. If you’re proposing your own research you will have to be accepted into a university before you can apply for funding.

PhD in Engineering Mathematics careers

There are a lot of career options available after a PhD in Engineering Mathematics. You can work in academia or as a research fellow. If you think academia is not for you, governments, civil services and finance and engineering firms are some of the top employers of Engineering Mathematics doctoral graduates

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High-fidelity CFD and data-driven modelling of aerodynamic noise sources

Applications are invited for one funded 3.5-year PhD studentship for the project titled “High-fidelity CFD and data-driven modeling of aerodynamic noise sources” in the group of Dr Zhong-Nan Wang at the University of Birmingham. Read more

X-ray Scatter Tomography

X-ray Scatter Tomography (ST) is emerging as a powerful imaging technique with implications for biomedical, security or material characterisation applications. Read more

Advanced Computational Methodologies for Smart Multifunctional Composites

Smart multifunctional composites (MFCs) such as electroactive polymers, magnetoactive polymers, hydrogels, photosensitive polymers, liquid-crystal elastomers etc., are increasingly being used for various applications in soft robotics, precision drug delivery, tactile sensors and shape morphing. Read more

Agent-Based Modelling of Future Clean Energy Systems

Socio-technical transitions are complex and subject to deep uncertainty[1]. Indeed, topics previously considered to be subjected to scientific processes of `prediction’ – such as the retail price inflation index - are now increasingly considered to be steeped in deep uncertainty. Read more

Consideration of Environmental Features for Microgrid Dispatch Optimisation

With increased penetration of renewables into electricity systems world wide the behaviour of actors within the energy system requires increased consideration of uncertainty and environmental impacts to support the wider decarbonisation effort. Read more

Wireless Powered LoRa Through-Wall Indoor Nuclear (LoRa-TWIN) Monitoring in Decommissioning Environments

Indoor remote wireless sensing provides a paradigm shift in monitoring and managing nuclear assets more efficiently and effectively offering the possibility to collect real-time information with minimal human interventions in hazardous environments. Read more

GTA Funded- Simulation and control of air curtains

Air curtains are high-velocity streams of air used to prevent the mixing of two gases. A typical use of air curtains is to prevent cold air from entering retails stores during winter, which increase energy efficiency by reducing heat loss. Read more

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