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Systems Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 95 Systems Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Are you passionate about problem-solving and designing complex systems? If so, a PhD in Systems Engineering could be the perfect path for you. This advanced degree offers a unique opportunity to delve deep into the field of engineering and make significant contributions to the development and optimization of complex systems.

What's it like to study a PhD in Systems Engineering?

Studying a PhD in Systems Engineering is an intellectually stimulating and rewarding experience. You will have the chance to work on cutting-edge research projects, collaborating with experts in the field and pushing the boundaries of engineering knowledge. Whether you are interested in aerospace, transportation, healthcare, or any other industry, systems engineering provides a holistic approach to problem-solving and optimization.

During your PhD journey, you will have the opportunity to develop advanced technical skills, conduct original research, and contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the field. You will also have the chance to attend conferences, present your work, and network with professionals in the industry. The interdisciplinary nature of systems engineering allows you to explore various aspects of engineering, mathematics, computer science, and management, making it a truly enriching experience.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Systems Engineering

To pursue a PhD in Systems Engineering, you will typically need a strong academic background in engineering or a related field. Most universities require applicants to hold a Master's degree in a relevant discipline, although exceptional candidates with a Bachelor's degree may also be considered. Additionally, you will need to demonstrate research potential and a clear research proposal outlining your intended area of study.

PhD in Systems Engineering funding options

Funding for PhDs in Systems Engineering may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Systems Engineering careers

A PhD in Systems Engineering opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates can find employment in industries such as aerospace, automotive, defense, healthcare, and manufacturing, among others. With their expertise in designing and optimizing complex systems, systems engineers are highly sought after by both private companies and government organizations. Career paths may include research and development, project management, consulting, or academia, where you can continue to contribute to the field through teaching and further research.

Embarking on a PhD in Systems Engineering is a challenging yet rewarding journey. It equips you with the skills and knowledge to tackle complex engineering problems and make a lasting impact on the world. So, if you have a passion for engineering and a desire to push the boundaries of what is possible, consider pursuing a PhD in Systems Engineering and unlock a world of opportunities.

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Locomotion and navigation strategies for quadrupedal robots

Robotic systems can be used in remote or hazardous environments to perform tasks that would be harmful for human beings. Several modes of locomotion are available, but the majority of surface-based robots use either wheels or legs. Read more

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Sustainability Innovation Frameworks (Advanced manufacturing)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time 4-year funded PhD scholarship starting in September 2024 affiliated to the School of Business and Economics/ Management Discipline at the University of Galway. Read more

Data-driven AI approaches to improving reproducibility and discovery in ‘omics biomarker research

The successful candidate will join the Digital Health Research Cluster within the School of Health Sciences in working on data-driven approaches to improving reproducibility in metabolomics and proteomics, the quantitative study of the molecules that are the building blocks of life. Read more
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Bioprocess Intensification for carbon dioxide and waste-derived feedstock conversion to bio-based products

This PhD project will combine bioprocess intensification with data analytics to deliver a novel biological conversion route for waste derived feedstocks into an array of bio-based products. Read more

Secure and Trustable Cyber-Physical Systems for Critical Infrastructures using Generative AI and Digital Twins

  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Robotics
Introduction and Background. The rapid integration of emerging technologies such as generative artificial intelligence (GAI), digital twins, blockchain, and the internet of things (IoT) is revolutionizing complex systems in various industries. Read more

A machine learning enhanced digital twin toward sustainable pharmaceutical tablet manufacturing

The reduction of emission from pharmaceutical tablet manufacturing is urgent and challenging. Rapid identification and quantification of emission sources is an important milestone to set reduction targets and implement corresponding reduction measures. Read more

Agent-Based Modelling of Future Clean Energy Systems

Socio-technical transitions are complex and subject to deep uncertainty[1]. Indeed, topics previously considered to be subjected to scientific processes of `prediction’ – such as the retail price inflation index - are now increasingly considered to be steeped in deep uncertainty. Read more

Consideration of Environmental Features for Microgrid Dispatch Optimisation

With increased penetration of renewables into electricity systems world wide the behaviour of actors within the energy system requires increased consideration of uncertainty and environmental impacts to support the wider decarbonisation effort. Read more

RECONNECT – Resilience of Islands and Remote Communities to Transport Disruption

Businesses and communities on islands and remote mainland areas are highly dependent on the strategic transport system to provide them with access to businesses, customers and key services located in more densely populated areas. Read more

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