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

We have 89 Engineering Mathematics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

A PhD in Engineering Mathematics requires you to perform unique and in-depth research in areas where Maths is applied in order to meet the challenges in engineering and the industry

What’s it like to do a PhD in Engineering Mathematics?

An Engineering Mathematics PhD can have both theoretical and computational elements depending on the field of research you wish to pursue. The one thing that’s common across the board is the focus on collaboration with other STEM subjects like Physics and Biology.

Some of the most popular Engineering Mathematics research topics are

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Robotics
  • Dynamics and control
  • Environmental uncertainty
  • Predictive life sciences
  • Neurosciences

Like most other STEM subjects, a PhD in Engineering Mathematics is advertised with a research aim attached. You can, in some case, also propose your own research topic. However, we highly encourage that you speak to a prospective supervisor about your research before making a formal application.

Your PhD will end in the submission of an 80,000 word thesis based on the research you have carried out in the 3-4 years of your study. You will also be required to defend your thesis in front of an academic panel during your viva.

Even though PhDs do not have any compulsory teaching hours, you might be asked to take some specific teaching modules only in your first year to help you with any concepts that might prove beneficial during your research.

Entry requirements

For a PhD in Engineering Mathematics, you must have both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a subject like Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics. In some special cases, your application might be considered with only a Bachelors degree if you hold a first-class degree and you can show genuine ability to carry out independent research.

You might also have to prove proficiency in the official language of the country you are applying to.

PhD in Engineering Mathematics funding options

In the UK, both the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Councils (BBSRC) fund PhDs in Engineering Mathematics. Funding is guaranteed if you apply for a PhD that was advertised with funding attached. If you’re proposing your own research you will have to be accepted into a university before you can apply for funding.

PhD in Engineering Mathematics careers

There are a lot of career options available after a PhD in Engineering Mathematics. You can work in academia or as a research fellow. If you think academia is not for you, governments, civil services and finance and engineering firms are some of the top employers of Engineering Mathematics doctoral graduates

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Combining Finite Element Methods with Machine Learning for Efficient Wave Simulations

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled candidate for a PhD position in the field of numerical solutions of wave problems. The successful candidate will work on developing an efficient numerical solver for wave problems using advanced finite element methods coupled with machine learning. Read more

MIRELAI Project Doctorate Researcher

The European Union Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Industrial Doctorate programme MIcroelectronics RELiability driven by Artificial Intelligence (MIRELAI) is looking for talented and motivated Doctoral Candidates (DCs) with the skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to help the industry-academia network make significant research breakthroughs. Read more

Fully-funded PhD Studentship in the detection and quantification of water in spent nuclear fuel

This project addresses the requirement to develop a means to detect and quantify water in spent nuclear fuel. Whilst water is detectable by a variety of hypothetical approaches, its association with spent nuclear fuel introduces a number of significant constraints. Read more
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PhD Studentship in Renewable Energy: Weather and reliability informed optimization for maintenance and operation of offshore wind turbines

Overview. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Renewable Energy Northeast Universities (ReNU). is a collaborative doctoral training programme run by the Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham. Read more

PhD Towards Better Structural Steels Sections: Optimisation of High Frequency Induction Welded Line Pipe Products

Steel is the most widely-used structural material in the world. If a product isn’t made of steel it’s made using steel. Steel is at the heart of UK manufacturing sectors such as the car industry, construction, packaging and energy. Read more

PhD in Development of an Advanced Microstructural Model for Strip Steel Phase Transformation Behaviour using Sensor Signal Feedback

Can we characterise a steels microstructure, in real-time during industrial processing non-destructively (i.e. without the need to section and use microscopy) and use this information within microstructural development models? This will be the objective for the successful PhD candidate. Read more

Engineering Crystalline Microstructures through Laser Ultrasonic Imaging - (ENG 1607)

Background. To determine the mechanical performance of a manufactured structure, the material properties at the nanoscale (chemical composition), microscale (microstructure) and macroscale (geometric shape) all need to be considered. Read more

Digital Twins for Life Prediction of Wind Turbine Pitch Bearings

This PhD scholarship is offered by the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment; a partnership between the Universities of Durham, Hull, Newcastle and Sheffield. Read more

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