What's it like to study a PhD in Automotive Engineering?
Working under the guidance of an expert supervisor, you'll work towards completing a thesis that will make an original contribution to the field of Automotive Engineering. You'll likely be asked to visit the department regularly to meet with your supervisor during your training module.
Possible research areas include:
- Autonomous vehicles
- Advanced propulsion systems
- Collision and damage tolerance
- Robust design optimization
- Connected vehicles
As well as submitting your thesis, you will also have to attend oral defences to defend your work. You may also be invited to give a research seminar to the wider public.
To be awarded your PhD, you will need to show that you can produce work of an excellent standard and that you meet the academic requirements of the university. Your final submission will be about 50,000 words long (although this differs between universities).