MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Prognostics for Asset Management of Energy Systems

University of Greenwich - Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities


The research will investigate, develop, and apply prognostics methodologies to support asset management of energy systems. Prognostics is a discipline that aims to predict the time at which a system or component will no longer function. It may combine data from sensors with data analytics and physics-based modelling software tools. This PhD will investigate the role that prognostics can play in transitioning towards a smart energy system infrastructure (both on and off-shore) that is sustainable, reliable, and resilient to change.

This scholarship will be a part of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) in Energy. This DTA is supported by the University of Greenwich as part of its membership of the University Alliance Doctoral Training Alliances (DTA’s) in Energy, The studentship will be based within the Computational Mechanics and Reliability research group at Greenwich. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with colleagues at Heriot-Watt University and others within the University Alliance DTA (Energy).

Successful candidate should have and Honours Degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a physical sciences subject and have a strong interest in data analytics, mathematical modelling, and computer programming. Candidates must have experience in using statistical and mathematical techniques for data analysis and problem solving. Software skills in a scientific computing language such as C, Fortran, etc, is essential.

For further information please contact the supervisor: Professor Chris Bailey (

Bursary available (subject to satisfactory performance):

Year 1: £14,553
Year 2: In line with RCUK rate
Year 3: In line with RCUK rate

In addition, the successful candidate will receive a contribution to tuition fees equivalent to the university’s Home/EU rate, currently £4,195, for the duration of their scholarship. International applicants will need to pay the remainder tuition fee, currently £8,305, for the duration of their scholarship. This fee is subject to an annual increase. Scholarships are available for three years from the date scholars first register as an MPhil/PhD student with the university. Scholarships are available for full-time study only and applicants must meet the programme entry requirements. 

For additional information about the scholarship and links to the application form please go to: 

Please read this information before making an application. Applications need to be made online via No other form of application will be considered.

All applications must include the following information. Applications not containing these documents will not be considered.

  • Scholarship Reference Number (Ref) – included in the personal statement section together with your personal statement as to why you are applying
  • a research proposal *
  • a CV including 2 referees *
  • academic qualification certificates/transcripts and IELTs/English Language certificate if you are an international applicant or if English is not your first language or you are from a country where English is not the majority spoken language as defined by the UK Border Agency *

*upload to the qualification section of the application form. Attachments need to be in PDF format.

The closing date for applications is midnight (UTC) on 22 September 2017

The scholarship must commence before 30 November 2017.

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