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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 5.32k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 25.6k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 484pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    The Department's vigorous research activity allows us to be able to continually offer a wide range of exciting PhD projects. We structure our research within three research groups, led by senior academics and supported by post-doctoral researchers

    • Robotics, Biomechatronics and Control (Supervisor: Dr Anderson)
    • Robotic Implants to Control Body Functions (Supervisor: Dr Damian)
    • Active Wearables for Efficient Living (Supervisor:Dr Damian)
    • Autonomous Systems for Inspection and Condition Monitoring (Supervisor: Professor Dodd)
    • Advanced Manufacturing (Supervisor: Professor Dodd)
    • Future Air Transport (Supervisor: Professor Dodd)
    • Modular reconfigurable robotic systems (Supervisor: Dr Gross)
    • Evolutionary robotics and artificial life (Supervisor: Dr Gross)
    • Advances in swarm robotics and multi-robot systems (Supervisor: Dr Gross)
    • Novel swarm systems (Supervisor: Dr Gross)
    • Tracking and Modelling of Cell Dynamics with Application to Swarm Robots (Supervisor: Professor Kadirkamanathan)
    • Sequential Monte Carlo Methods for Bayesian Inference in Complex Systems (Supervisor: Dr Mihaylova)
    • Multiple Object Tracking and Decision Making (Supervisor: Dr Mihaylova)
    • Wireless Sensor Networks for Localisation in Indoor and Outdoor Environments (Supervisor: Dr Mihaylova)
    • Automatic Object and Behaviour Recognition in Video/ Image Sequences (Supervisor: Dr Mihaylova)
    • Vehicular Traffic Flow Modelling, Prediction and Control (Supervisor: Dr Mihaylova)
    • Multi-Sensor Data Fusion and Smart Decision Making (Supervisor: Dr Mihaylova)
    • Active control of noise and vibration (Supervisor: Dr Tokhi)
    • Control of flexible manoeuvring systems (Supervisor: Dr Tokhi)
    • Swarm intelligence optimisation techniques (Supervisor: Dr Tokhi)
    • Adaptive/intelligent computing and control (Supervisor: Dr Tokhi)
    • Assistive robotics (Supervisor: Dr Tokhi)
    • Mobile service robotics (Supervisor: Dr Tokhi)
    • High-performance real-time computing (Supervisor: Dr Tokhi)
    • Reliable Response and Behaviour of Autonomous Robots (Supervisor: Professor Veres)
    • Cooperative Behaviour of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles (Supervisor: Professor Veres)
    • Portable Agent Software Architecture for Robot Control (Supervisor: Professor Veres)

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    University requirements

    Program requirements


    • A good Master's degree, or a first class Honours degree or equivalent, from an approved institution in an appropriate Engineering or Science subject is normally required for entry. Applicants with other qualifications or experience are encouraged to contact the Research Admissions Tutor
    • IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6 in each component) / TOEFL 88+
    • Draft your PhD research project proposal
    • Proof of your previous qualifications.
    • Academic references (Two).
    • English language certificate (EU and Overseas applicants).
    • A supporting statement.
    • Curriculum vitae/Resume.


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    • Departmental Supervisor Scholarship
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