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Technology Enhanced Learning for Industry 4.0 Engineering Education

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  • Full or part time
    Dr Neil Cooke
    Prof K I M Hawwash
  • Application Deadline
    No more applications being accepted
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The University of Birmingham School of Engineering Teaching and Learning Centre in the UK offers you an exciting opportunity to undertake a 2-year MSc by Research or 3-year PhD in Technology Enhanced Learning for Industrial 4.0 Engineering Education. We offer a PhD and EPSRC scholarship to researchers starting in September 2018. For home students £14500 stipend and complete tuition fees per annum for three years. For overseas students, the Scholarship covers the tuition fees. In addition, there are opportunities to receive up to £1500 additional income by providing lab demonstrations and teaching assistance.
Engineering Education is undergoing vast changes due to the upcoming Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0. This will require Engineers with new skills sets in design practice, process and thinking applied to emerging technologies which include virtual and augmented reality, machine learning, automation, robotics and model-based design. To provide these skill sets, Education must be personalised, digital, collaborative and entirely relevant to industry and society needs. 
Specifically, we are looking for applicants from an undergraduate Engineering, Education or Computing background who is interested in the development and evaluation of systems and technologies in the areas of Model-based design and simulation, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Collaboration, Automation and Robotics, Machine Learning and Big Data. The systems and technologies you research will support several engineering disciplines including Civil, Computer, Construction, Electrical, Green, Sustainability, Industrial, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering. There is a mixture of advancing the understanding and knowledge of the research fields associated with engineering technologies, and applying systems engineering techniques to capture engineering education requirements and goals. Projects will involve collaboration and input from industry stakeholders.
If you are interested in applying, then please contact Dr Neil Cooke [Email Address Removed] and Professor Kamel Hawaash [Email Address Removed] with a 1-page statement of interest, which should include a research proposal.

How good is research at University of Birmingham in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials?
Electronic, Electrical and computer engineering

FTE Category A staff submitted: 26.20

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