City, University of London

Course Introduction

The research in the Department is organised around two Research Centres on Sensors and Instrumentation and Systems and Control. The Sensors and Instrumentation Centre has an established international reputation in the areas of measurement and instrumentation, sensor development, optical systems and photonics, computer vision, medical imaging and biomedical engineering. The work builds on advanced experimental and theoretical developments to meet current sensing challenges from industry and clinical practice. The Centre comprises research activity in the areas of sensing and photonics and biomedical engineering. It has particular expertise in novel optical fibre-based sensor design, fabrication and implementation, biomedical diagnostics, medical imaging and pattern recognition, photonics modelling, microelectronics, instrumentation and signal processing.

The Systems and Control Centre activities address the challenge of complexity in engineering and general processes and have extended the control and systems approaches to challenging problems in the Design, Operations, Risk and Management of Industrial Processes, as well as new fields of applications such as Energy, Environment, and Security. Its central goal is the development of methodologies that enable the management of complexity in engineering processes. Applications are supported by basic research in Mathematical Systems and Control Theory, Optimization, Linear Algebra and Computations. In order to get upgraded to PhD, you need to demonstrate progress on your dissertation by submitting a written piece of work and making a presentation in front of the academic staff.

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01, 2020-JAN-02, 2020-FEB-01: The duration of this course is generally 3-4 years.. 2019-OCT-01, 2020-JAN-02, 2020-FEB-01: The duration of this course is generally 5-6 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,500 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,500 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,600 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,250 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,250 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,800 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a good first class honours degree in Electrical, Electronic Engineering, Physics or Mathematics from a UK university or a recognised equivalent from an overseas institution. Most areas also require an appropriate Masters qualification, or equivalent degree. If your undergraduate degree is not of a first class pass or equivalent an MSc with Distinction is required.
  • International entry requirements: For applicants whose first language is not English, proof of English language proficiency will be required. We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components. Please note that the UK Border Agency currently requires us to confirm that you are at level B2 or above in all components of English before issuing visa documents