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Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD

The School of Engineering offers postgraduate research degrees at PhD level in all of our major research areas.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • April 2024
Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 8 February 2023 register now

Overview

Our PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering has a mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. We attract high-quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.

Electrification is the backbone of modern society. Transport, energy, and manufacturing are sectors moving towards electrification. Advancement in bioelectronics, communication and microelectronics is only possible with experts. These experts have in-depth knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering. The world needs specialists who take on these challenges. You'll become a specialist and will provide innovative solutions and advancements.

Our research groups cover three areas of expertise:

  • Electrical Power
  • µSystems
  • Intelligent Sensing and Communications

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How you'll learn

Your development

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

Through workshops and activities, you'll build your transferable skills and increase your confidence. You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) or Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits. The include:

  • combining research expertise and training of many leading universities, academic schools and academics
  • studying alongside a cohort of other interdisciplinary PhD students

PhDs are usually funded. Opportunities in your subject area will be in the fees and funding section of this course.

The following centres/partnerships may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area:

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

Electrical and Electronic Engineering use specialist equipment housed in a purpose-built research laboratory. We invest in updating our equipment to maintain a world-class facility.

Some of our equipment includes:

  • 10 test beds for electric drives, including a 500kW electric drive test bed
  • 240kW battery emulator
  • smart grid lab
  • battery testing facilities
  • environmental chambers
  • chiller units
  • electronic and mechanical workshops able to build bespoke electric circuits and mechanical components

Electrical and electronic engineering facilities

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These include museums and archives such as:

Computing facilities with access to relevant databases. You can also access outstanding library facilities, on campus and around the city.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

How to apply


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You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Postgraduate Research Administrator
School of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7340
Email: soe.pgr@ncl.ac.uk 

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