University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Engineering

Research students studying for MPhil or PhD courses are associated with one or more research groups in the Department of Engineering and Design. The Department is engaged in a wide range of research and we can supervise research students in all areas in which our faculty specialise. Research students are assigned 2 supervisors for the duration of their studies. They meet their major supervisor regularly on an informal basis and for a documented review meeting every month. A formal review of progress is conducted each year. All research students are assigned a computer and allocated space in shared offices. They also have full access to their research group's specialist facilities and laboratories.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in an engineering discipline or physics. Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered if they have suitable qualifications or work experience.

Course modules

Students admitted to research courses also take a research skills development module in their 1st 2 terms, which is specifically designed for the School of Engineering and Informatics. Recent thesis titles include: Adaptive object segmentation and tracking; an experimental study of windage due to rotating and static bolts in an enclosed rotor-stator system; applications of the electric potential sensor for healthcare and assistive technologies; behaviour of elastohydrodynamic films subjected to oscillatory motion; design of gas turbine axial compressors for fuel flexibility; economically stable public security and emergency network exploiting a broadband communications satellite; high-resolution electric field imaging using ultralow capacitance probes; investigation into non-linear dynamics of rotorfloating ring-bearing systems in automotive turbochargers; investigations of advanced injection and combustion strategies on DI diesel engine performance and emissions; optimal control of a flywheel-based automotive kinetic energy recovery system; pattern recognition employing spatially variant unconstrained correlation filters; neurofuzzy controller-based full vehicle nonlinear active suspension systems; numerical simulations of rotating stall in axial flow compressors; side information exploitation, quality control and low complexity implementation for distributed video coding; structural uncertainty identification using mode shape information; research and professional/industry links.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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