Engineering Cybernetics

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim

Engineering Cybernetics

– Job prospects

IE - KRYSSPUBLISERT! A PhD is the highest level of formal education in Norway

A PhD is the highest level of formal education in Norway

A doctoral degree from NTNU qualifies for leading positions in business and industry, public administration, higher education and research.

Surveys show that persons with a doctoral degree have a very high degree of employment. Academia is often considered the most usual career path for persons holding a doctoral degree. However, a substantial part of our doctors obtain leading positions in the private sector.

Job opportunities


Job opportunities

On successful completion of your doctoral degree, you are well qualified for further academic work, but also for a career in business and industry and public administration. Many candidates obtain leading positions in industry, government services and academia involving interesting and demanding responsibilities and projects.

A research education in engineering cybernetics is very usable and the education may be used to automate and digitalise most areas of industry, as well the consultancy and financial sector.

Some candidates use the ideas from the doctoral degree to start their own enterprise. The following are examples of such entrepreneurship: Eelume, Scout Drone Inspection and UBIQ Aerospace.

It is also possible to remain in academia as post-doctors, researchers, associated professors and professors in the longer term.


How to qualify for a further academic career

A degree in research education is the highest educational degree available. Through this education you will learn how to conduct independent research of a high international standard.

You will be qualified for research within Engineering Cybernetics.