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Engineering Mathematics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students in the UK

We have 87 Engineering Mathematics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students 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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Audio/acoustics Machine Learning

One fully-funded PhD studentship including fees and stipend is available for an outstanding candidate to join the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), part of the University of Surrey’s Institute for People-centred Artificial Intelligence (PAI), in partnership with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. Read more

Non-linear cochlear mechanics: Models and measurements

Supervisory Team.   Ben Lineton. Project description. The mechanical response of the cochlea to sound exhibits an intriguing array of different non-linear phenomena, involving interactions across time and frequency. Read more

Analytical Modelling of Noise Sources in eVTOL Aircraft for Advanced Air Mobility

Supervisory Team.   Chaitanya Paruchuri, Phillip Joseph and Sergi Palleja Cabre. Project description. Overview. Electrically-powered vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are poised to revolutionize transportation, contributing significantly to the UK economy. Read more

Inverse Problems in Multi-Modality Imaging

The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following funded PhD project to commence as soon as possible and by September 2024 at the latest. Read more

The University of Manchester - Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Manchester is one of the largest Mathematics Departments in the UK and has been home to some of the brightest postgraduate and academic mathematicians. Read more
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Physical layer security for connected autonomous vehicles

Secure data exchange between communicating vehicles is one of the greatest technical challenges pending to be addressed prior to mass production of fully autonomous vehicles. Read more
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Hybrid OFDM transmission system for connected autonomous vehicles

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is a technique that exploits orthogonal carriers to transmit information and enhance received signal diversity and consequently increase received signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Read more
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Advanced Computational Methodologies for Smart Multifunctional Composites

Smart multifunctional composites (MFCs) such as electroactive polymers, magnetoactive polymers, hydrogels, photosensitive polymers, liquid-crystal elastomers etc., are increasingly being used for various applications in soft robotics, precision drug delivery, tactile sensors and shape morphing. Read more
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Projects in mathematical systems and control theory

Mathematical systems and control theory “represents an attempt to codify, in mathematical terms, the principles and techniques used in the analysis and design of control systems” [1]. Read more

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