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Process monitoring and information integrations systems for small manufacturing firms in the UK - Ref: ESUF2018

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

The UK manufacturing industry employs 2.7m people, contributes to 10% of the country’s Gross Value Added (GVA), accounts for 45% of the UK export, and provides 14% of business investments.. In the UK, over 99% of businesses are Small or Medium Sized businesses (5.49 million); and most of the last years’ investment in the British small manufacturing firms had been done to acquire the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) and process monitoring services.

This project aims to design, develop and verify a free-source and fully integrated and automated ERP and Process Monitoring software for small UK manufacturing firms, in line with government’s plan to make manufacturing sector more efficient and autonomous in the country. This project will in line with the “factory of future”, “Industry 4.0” and “digital manufacturing” schemes.

This project accepts international students, as well as EU/UK candidates. However, self-funding or 3rd party bursaries and scholarships may be needed for international students.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical engineering, Manufacturing, Product Design, Business and Management or Computer/software engineering, with some understanding and experience in manufacturing industries and resource planning.

A relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Mechanical engineering

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under programme name select Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Please quote reference number: ESUF2018

Funding Notes

For more information about funding your PhD, please refer to the following link; View Website

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