PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Overview

The PhD programme in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, and is based at XJTLU. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.

Students on this programme are formally registered with the University of Liverpool as off-site postgraduate research students. You will carry out research on XJTLU premises under the supervision of the supervisory team.

As a PhD student you will be appointed a designated primary (local) supervisor at XJTLU, who is a full-time member of academic staff. In addition, you will also have a designated secondary supervisor based at the University of Liverpool.

The normal length of full-time PhD programme is three years. At the end of three years’ full-time study, you can apply for an extension of one year to complete the writing of your dissertation. Part-time PhD degrees usually take four to seven years.

As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.

Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.

Key benefits of PhD study at XJTLU:

  • Our PhD programme equips you with a range of professional skills to help you maximise your future employability
  • Our supervisors will guide you through one of the most intellectually satisfying experiences of your life
  • Supervision from respected academics at both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool
  • PhD students have dedicated travel budgets for participating in international conferences
  • The chance to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months
  • Opportunities to work as a teaching assistant and develop crucial academic skills.

Please check the FAQ for further information about studying for a PhD at XJTLU.

Fees

Scholarships

Apply for a scholarship for a funded PhD project

You can apply for an existing PhD project which has received funds from the university or external funding bodies. These projects have an established research topic and a formed supervisory team.

There is no specific application deadline to each project, which will be open until the position is filled. The start date of a PhD programme is normally the first day of March, June, September, or December. The Department has the following funded PhD projects available (this list is regularly updated):

Title of PhD project Reference number Status Supervisor
Investigation on integrating texts in document recognition融合互联网文本的文档识别方法研究 NSFC61876154 Open Dr. Qiufeng Wang
qiufeng.wang@xjtlu.edu.cn
Improving complicated document recognition by multi-modal analysis 利用多模态分析提升复杂文档识别性能 PGRS1906033 Open Dr Qiufeng Wang
Qiufeng.wang@xjtlu.edu.cn
Investigation of adversarial learning with deep neural networks 对抗学习在深度神经网络中的研究与应用 PGRS1906015 Open Professor Kaizhu Huang
Kaizhu.Huang@xjtlu.edu.cn
Big Data Analytics for Location Based Services PGRS190803 Open Professor Xinheng Wang
Xinheng.Wang@xjtlu.edu.cn
Planning and Operation of Smart Grid Based on Complex Network Approach /基于复杂网络的智能电网规划与运行 RDF-18-01-04 Open Dr. Xue Fei
fei.xue@xjtlu.edu.cn
An ultrasensitive rolled-up microtube optofluidic biosensor integrated with molybdenum disulfide nanolayer PGRS1906040 Open Dr. Pengfei Song
Pengfei.song@xjtlu.edu.cn

Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of academic qualifications for entry onto our PhD programme. Please see our entry requirements for additional information.

How to apply

All applications for a PhD programme should start with you emailing potential supervisors about either a specific funded project or about your idea for a self-funded project.

They can help you with the next stages of the application process and you can also find out more information on our how to apply section.