Electrical engineering is a professional engineering field which deals with various electric-related issues like electric power engineering, electronics, power electronics. It has many sub-disciplines that are microelectronics, telecommunication engineering, signal processing, control engineering, computer engineering, integrated circuits, digital electronics, power engineering, optoelectronics. The field aims to look into the problems of electronic systems which can be large scale (electric-power engineering) or small scale (nanoelectronics). The discipline aims to provide knowledge about generation, distribution, transmission and application of electrical energy. Graduates can work as engineers in very broad job occupations, starting from manufacturing of electronic components to electrical power systems and telecommunication engineers.
The doctor study programme provides the specialized university education to the graduates of the previous master study in all branches of small-power, as of high-power electrical engineering, electronics, communication technologies, control and measurement techniques.
This PhD program provides advanced knowledge and research skill on topics of large scientific and technological impact, such as computers, electronics, energy, decision systems, control and robotics, and telecommunications. This program includes modules offered as part of the CMU-Portugal initiative and of Focus Areas of the Joint Doctoral Initiative established between IST and EPFL.
The PhD programme in Cybernetics provides graduates with comprehensive theoretical knowledge, practical experience and training for individual scientific work in the field of systems control. Special emphasis is being put on complex and large-scale systems control using robust and adaptive approaches. Network control systems, control of organic nature systems (a branch of biocybernetics) as well as complex program systems are also included.
The School has six research groups which reflect our vision of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Our research groups are as follows: Microwave and Communication Systems (MACS), Control Systems (CS), Sensing, Imaging and Signal Processing (SISP), Electrical Energy and Power Systems (EEPS), Electrical Energy and Power Systems (EEPS), Power Conversion (PC).
The Railway Systems Group is part of the multidisciplinary Railway Research Centre within the School of Engineering. The Railway Research Centre is the headquarters of Rail Research UK, an EPRSC- supported research consortium, which brings together research from eight universities.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has an international reputation for world-leading research in areas such as mobile and wireless communication systems, microelectronics, electrical energy management, photonics and optical communications, artificial vision and image analysis, and high performance networks. It collaborates with over 30 industrial organisations and has been exceedingly successful in attracting substantial research funding from diverse sources in the UK, Europe and overseas.
Our interests are the science and applications of materials. The materials studied most are superconductors and semiconductors, although we also have interesting projects on magnetic, ferroelectric and dielectric materials. In addition, we have substantial work on micromachined components.
We are well-known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class cutting-edge research projects. Joining us as a PhD student gives you the chance to experience this buzz and be part of our efforts to shape the future of electronic engineering and computer science. We have a dynamic community of approximately 150 PhD students and 80 research assistants in our labs working on leading edge research.
A double-degree PhD enables students to enroll in Macquarie University (Australia) and Aarhus University simultaneously and spend research study periods at both institutions. Their research will be guided by supervisors from each university. One thesis will be submitted for examination meeting the criteria of both institutions. To undertake a double-degree PhD, prospective students must apply and be admitted to both Macquarie University and Aarhus University.
The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications is a joint venture of Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Aveiro and Universidade do Porto (MAP), three Portuguese Universities with a strong tradition in the area of Telecommunications Engineering. The programme represents a fusion of the doctoral offers in Telecommunications in the three institutions and constitutes a unified effort to prepare highly qualified human resources in Telecommunications.
The goal of our research is to develop the novel theories, algorithms and computer architecture needed to create the technological components of effective multimodal interactive systems. The group comprises nine academic staff, plus postdoctoral research staff and full-and part-time PhD students.
The Department has an established record of research excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering work across the broad spectrum of electronic and electrical engineering. Applied engineering innovation is core to the department's research ethos and is a critical part of its culture.