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Centre for Doctoral Training: To Advance the Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies - x10 EngD Opportunities

University of Warwick - School of Engineering/Warwick Manufacturing Group

Mobility systems are rapidly evolving, driven by technological advances, social trends and economic models. Both public and private agencies have a pivotal role to play in shaping these changes and this new cohort focused centre, with direct industrial involvement, responds to these emerging sectorial skills needs.
The future of mobility is changing – get on board!

About the Centre

The Centre for Doctoral Training to Advance the Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies (CDT FMT) will see the School of Engineering and WMG jointly train cohorts of 10 students who will choose research across two streams: Wide Bandgap Power Electronics (WBG PE) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) whilst working closely with multiple leading companies and organisations.

The CDT will develop multidisciplinary future research leaders with the creativity, skills and in-depth knowledge to transform the mobility of people and goods for the benefit of UK society and industry in an electrically intensive energy future.

The CDT will cover two key research streams:

Stream 1: will focus on the underpinning technologies for mobility applications and their connectivity to electrical power grids and networks through the emerging UK industry in Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics.  Please visit the  Power Electronics Applications and Technology in Energy Research (PEATER) Group webpage for more specific information on research areas at:

Stream 2: will be on the deployment of advances in Connected and Autonomous vehicles to address a variety of national needs such as improving safety, energy efficiency, comfort and convenience. For more specific information about the areas of interest, please visit our Intelligent Vehicle Research web page at:

The centre is multidisciplinary, inviting students with strong backgrounds in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, computer science, geography, socio-technical studies, business or other relevant discipline areas, to apply.

About the Programme

The university will deliver interdisciplinary training with students selecting modules from the Engineering and Manufacturing MSc programmes as well as bespoke modules for each stream. All students will also study generic modules on Business, ethics, social responsibility and policy.

The programme is structured to deliver cohort-based training, offering significant student benefits by promoting cross-disciplinary interactions and creating a stimulating and supportive network. This is achieved by year one entrants being based at Warwick, establishing a “sense of cohort and shared research mission”. During the four-year programme, each graduate will spend extended periods working with their chosen industrial partner on real world industrial research.

The programme is designed to exploit the first-class research expertise and facilities of the School of Engineering and WMG, with extensive direct industrial input and training delivery embedded throughout.

For further information on the CDT To Advance the Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies and to submit an expression of interest please see our website:


Home and EU Students
Up to 10 Home/EU EngD studentships available for 2019 entry, a full award will cover:-

  • Fees
  • Enhanced Stipend – In 2019/20 this will be £19,000 (tax free) per annum

International Students
Applications from self-funded international students are welcome.  Subject to approvals, partial funding may be available for international students.

How to apply

Complete a stage 1 expression of interest application by 1st June 2019.

Shortlisting and interviews will take place in June/July and selected candidates will be invited to submit a full stage 2 application by 31st July.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us. Details available here.


The scholarship will pay an annual stipend at an enhanced rate (currently £19,000) and covers 100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for 4 years.

Funding available only for Home/EU students but International students who are self-funded are eligible to apply.

Subject to approvals, partial funding may be available for international students.


Applicants with strong backgrounds in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, computer science, geography, socio-technical studies, business or other relevant discipline areas or equivalent from an overseas institution are invited to apply. The candidate will be expected to have a background / keen interest in power electronics and/or connected autonomous vehicles.


University of Warwick Coventry (year 1), Years 2-4 UOW and placements with industrial partners – UK wide locations

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Coventry
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £19,000
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 17th April 2019
Closes: 1st June 2019
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