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Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Ph.D

Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Ph.D

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Electronic Engineering (General) Electrical Engineering (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

As a world-leader in the research areas of power semiconductor technology and devices, power electronics, nanotechnology and biometrics, and advanced numerical modelling of micro and nanoelectronic devices, Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a PhD or MPhil student in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

The Electronic Systems Design Centre (ESDC) is known for its ground-breaking research into Power IC technology, the key technology for more energy efficient electronics. The Centre is also a world-leader in semiconductor device modelling, FEM and compact modelling.

Within the Nanoelectronic Devices Computational Group, which forms part of the Electronic Systems Design Centre, previous projects have included:

Parallel 3D Finite Element Monte Carlo Device Simulations Of Multigate Transistors
Modelling of Metal-Semiconductor Contacts for the Next Generation of Nanoscale Transistors
Novel GaN HEMT Switches for Power Management: Device Design, Optimization and Reliability Issues.

Programme Summary

This PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Swansea will enable you to undertake a substantial project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can present a career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 100,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The PhD is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva voce). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support. There will be an opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars and conferences. There may also be opportunities to develop your teaching skills through undergraduate tutorials, demonstrations and seminars.

Programme Aims

This PhD programme will provide doctoral researchers with:

  1. The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  2. Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  3. Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Assessment

Doctoral researchers for the PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering are examined in two parts.

The first part is a thesis which is an original body of work representing the methods and results of the research project. The maximum word limit is 100,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index.

Different course options

Full time | Bay Campus | 3 years | 01-OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

01-OCT-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,150

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) in Engineering or similar relevant science discipline.