What’s it like to study a PhD in Communications Engineering?
As a PhD student in Communications Engineering, much of your time will be spent conducting lab-based research, working on your thesis and attending supervisory meetings. You’ll likely work as part of a research group, either under a single supervisor or supervisory team. Your research may include employing a range of technologies such as signal processing, machine learning and optical systems.
Possible research areas include:
- Space to ground laser communication
- Radar antenna systems
- The Internet of Things (IoT)
- Advanced cellular communication technology
- Social networking
- Machine-to-machine communication
You may also be provided with training in areas such as research methodologies and presentation skills, and have the opportunity to attend conferences, publish papers and teach undergraduate students.