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Automotive Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

We have 109 Automotive Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

A PhD in Automotive Engineering gives you the opportunity to research new and exciting technologies in the automotive industry. You could be working on robotics, service robotics, big data and artificial intelligence or the design of intelligent vehicles and much more.

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

Working under the guidance of an expert supervisor, you'll work towards completing a thesis that will make an original contribution to the field of Automotive Engineering. You'll likely be asked to visit the department regularly to meet with your supervisor during your training module.

Possible research areas include:

  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Advanced propulsion systems
  • Collision and damage tolerance
  • Robust design optimization
  • Connected vehicles

As well as submitting your thesis, you will also have to attend oral defences to defend your work. You may also be invited to give a research seminar to the wider public.

To be awarded your PhD, you will need to show that you can produce work of an excellent standard and that you meet the academic requirements of the university. Your final submission will be about 50,000 words long (although this differs between universities).

PhD in Automotive Engineering entry requirements

The main entry requirement for a PhD in Automotive Engineering is that you must already have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. If your degree is not directly relevant to your research area, you may need to also complete a pre-entry qualification.

PhD in Automotive Engineering funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Automotive Engineering are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). They offer fully-funded studentships, meaning your tuition fee will be covered, along with a living cost stipend.

If you’re self-funding, it may be possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the cost of studying and other possible sources of funding include university scholarships, charities or trusts.

PhD in Automotive Engineering careers

The skills you'll gain during a PhD in Automotive Engineering will prepare you for a career in many areas of the automotive industry. Depending on the type of research you've done, you could work as an automotive engineer, a research engineer or in any other role where your skills are needed in the automotive field.

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Fully funded PhD scholarships for UK, black-heritage students in science and engineering

At The University of Manchester, we're committed to building a community that fully reflects the diversity of wider society. We recognise that such diversity benefits all members of our academic and research community. Read more

System science-based design of innovative nonlinear seat-suspension systems for off-road vehicles

Suppressing vibrations from off-road construction and agricultural vehicles will significantly reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders caused by long-term Whole Body Vibration (WBV) exposure to drivers. Read more

EngD in Bainitic metallurgies for future rail steel to optimise resistance to wear, cracking, and thermal expansion in a production ready steel.

  Research Group: Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training
This project sits within the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Advanced Metallic Systems - a distinct research centre formed by a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester and the I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Centre, Dublin. Read more

Hydrogen Fuelled Internal Combustion Engines – Friction, Wear and Lubrication Challenges in a Hydrogen Environment.

Background. To help address climate change, improve air quality and meet increasingly stringent government regulations, the automotive industry is increasingly exploring the use of hydrogen as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Read more

Modelling and Auralisation of Drone Noise

  Research Group: Acoustics Research Centre
We are on the cusp of a revolution in the transportation sector, driven by the significant progress on electric powertrains, and robotics and autonomous systems. Read more

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