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We have 87 Engineering Mathematics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships 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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Continuum modelling of particulate flows in nature and industry

Fully Funded EPSRC DTP PhD Studentship in Applied and Computational Mathematics.  .  . Project Summary. So much of the natural and man-made world is composed of collections of discrete solid grains. Read more

Optimising the energy and ventilation performance of double skin facades in extreme climates (On campus-Dubai)

Building façades play an important role in protecting indoor environments and transforming the occupant experience. Conventional façades, if not designed appropriately can risk leading in to a high Energy Use Intensity (EUI), increased infiltration and thermal discomfort. Read more

Context Aware AI Techniques for Secure and Tamper-proof Satellite Image Distribution

This project is part of the . Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems. . The successful candidate will be co-supervised by academics from within the School of Computing at Newcastle University, the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham and work alongside our external partner. Read more

Electrophysiology of menstruation; a multiscale mechanistic mathematical modelling approach

Contractions of the uterus vary during the different phases of the menstrual cycle. These contractions are thought to facilitate transport of sperm for egg fertilisation during the late follicular phase and to aid the menstruation process during menses. Read more

Combining Finite Element Methods with Machine Learning for Efficient Wave Simulations

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled candidate for a PhD position in the field of numerical solutions of wave problems. The successful candidate will work on developing an efficient numerical solver for wave problems using advanced finite element methods coupled with machine learning. Read more

MIRELAI Project Doctorate Researcher

The European Union Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Industrial Doctorate programme MIcroelectronics RELiability driven by Artificial Intelligence (MIRELAI) is looking for talented and motivated Doctoral Candidates (DCs) with the skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to help the industry-academia network make significant research breakthroughs. Read more

Fully-funded PhD Studentship in the detection and quantification of water in spent nuclear fuel

This project addresses the requirement to develop a means to detect and quantify water in spent nuclear fuel. Whilst water is detectable by a variety of hypothetical approaches, its association with spent nuclear fuel introduces a number of significant constraints. Read more

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