PhD programme, 3 years

Engineering Cybernetics

— Programme description

The PhD programme in engineering cybernetics is standardized to 180 credits (3 years). The final plan for the PhD programme is designed in consultation with the candidate, the supervisor and the department depending on the thesis subject area, the current research and individual circumstances.

Educational objectives

Knowledge
Upon the completion of the PhD degree, the candidate should be at the forefront of knowledge in one or several of the Department of Engineering Cybernetics’ subject areas. The candidate should be able to evaluate the use of different methods in the Department of Engineering Cybernetics’ subject areas, and should be able to contribute to the development of new knowledge, new theories and new methods in the subject area.

Proficiency
Upon completion of the PhD degree, the candidate should be able to formulate questions for, and plan and carry out research in one or more of the Department of Engineering Cybernetics’ subject areas. The candidate should be able to conduct research at an international level, and should be able to address complex technical questions and challenge established knowledge and practices in the area. The candidate will be able to evaluate the work of others at the same level.

General expertise
Upon completion of the PhD degree, the candidate should be able to conduct research with professional and ethical integrity. The candidate will be able to participate in complex multidisciplinary assignments and projects, communicate research and development efforts via recognized national and international channels, participate in debates in the field in international forums and assess the need to take the initiative to drive innovation. The candidate should be able to quickly acquire new knowledge in the field.

Subject areas

The Department of Engineering Cybernetics conducts research on cybernetics, which includes, among others: systems theory, linear and nonlinear control theory, estimation, system identification, implementation, mathematical modelling, simulation, optimization, customized computer systems, embedded systems, real-time computer technology, sensors, PLC DCS, human / machine communication and autonomous systems with applications in such movement control, robotics, navigation and vessel management, process cybernetics, oil, gas and new energy, industrial computer systems engineering, instrumentation, process control, automation, fisheries and aquaculture cybernetics and medical cybernetics.

Contact information:
Phone:+47 73 59 42 01
E-mail: phd@ime.ntnu.no

Postal address:
Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering
Sem Sælands veg 5
7491 Trondheim
Norway