Engineering Cybernetics

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim

Engineering Cybernetics

– Learning outcome

Expected learning outcome

Expected learning outcome

A candidate who has successfully completed a 3-year PhD programme in Engineering Cybernetics is expected to possess the following total learning outcome defined in the form of knowledge, skills and general competence:

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.

Skills

  • 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 Competence

  • 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.