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. More about the PhD programme.

Apply for admission

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. How to apply and details of admission requirements.

Career opportunities

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. What can you work with?

Structure of the programme​​​​​​​

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. How the programme is structured.




Degree: PhD
Programme code: PHTK
Duration: 3 years

Campus: Trondheim
Application deadline: Continuous

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

Intervju med en stipendiat


You are very free to decide in which direction you want to go

Taking a doctorate gives you quite a smooth transition between being a student and working life. – You get paid, but at the same time you enjoy a lot of freedom.

Inger Berge Hagen,
PhD fellow

Read more about the students own experiences​​​​​​​



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

Academic contact:
Morten Hovd

For existing PhD candidates

For existing PhD candidates

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