Engineering Cybernetics

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim

Engineering Cybernetics

– Would you like to become a specialist on automatic management of dynamic systems?


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  • PhD

  • Full-time
  • Open-ended Application deadline

Engineering Cybernetics

About Engineering Cybernetics

The PhD programme in Engineering Cybernetics is intended for students who want to do research on the science of automatic control and supervision of dynamic systems, such as robots, aircraft, marine craft, cars, electrical circuits, biological systems and process plants.

You will be able to specialize in control and systems theory for data-controlled protheses, automatic intelligent robots, unmanned aircraft, live pictures in a mother’s womb and much more.

A broad spectre of research specializations is available, offered by a large and research-intensive faculty that also gives access to international research.


The conditions for admission to a PhD programme are that funding is in place and that a five-year higher education programme, or some other equal education, has been successfully completed. The grade requirement is B or better from master’s programmes and C or better from bachelor’s programmes.

Job prospects

The PhD education is the highest level of education in Norway. A doctoral degree in Engineering Cybernetics gives innumerable exciting career path opportunities in academia, business and industry and the public sector.

Programme components

The PhD programme is a three-year programme that is normally based on a five-year master’s degree or some other equal education. The programme consists of a coursework section of 30 ECTS credits and a doctoral thesis.




Degree: PhD
Programme code: PHTK
Duration: 3 years

Campus: Trondheim
Application deadline: Continuous

Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering



Administrative contact:
Lill Hege Pedersen (ITK)
Anne Danielsen (Faculty)

Academic contact:
Morten Hovd

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