What’s it like to study a PhD in Electrical Engineering?
Working under the guidance of an expert supervisor or supervisory team, you’ll work towards completing a thesis that will make an original contribution to the field of Electrical Engineering. You will likely divide your time between lab-based research, supervision meetings and writing your thesis. Many universities also offer departmental training in areas such as research methodologies and presentation skills.
Possible research areas include:
- Intelligent sensing and communications
- Power and energy systems
- Electronic engineering for agriculture
- Photonics and optical communications
- Advanced material science
- Autonomous vehicles
- Robotics systems and artificial intelligence
Your research may involve collaboration with academics from other departments, or with industrial partners. You also may have the opportunity to connect with the wider academic community through attending conferences and publishing papers.
Most PhDs Electrical Engineering are pre-designed, but some universities may accept applications for self-proposed projects. If you are planning to design your own research proposal, it will need to align with the research priorities of the department and the expertise of your prospective supervisor.