Doctoral study in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Why study with us?

Research opportunities

Pursuing a PhD at our University gives you access to a high-calibre research community – you may have the opportunity to publish papers, attend international conferences and develop your network in academia and industry.

We welcome research proposals in topics relating to our key areas, including:

  • Control systems, with wide applications such as modelling and control of bioprocesses, modelling and control of water treatment plants, Bit Stream implementation of controllers, nonlinear filtering design, and active fault-tolerant control of stochastic nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Power electronics, with research focused on innovative technologies such as wireless charging of Electric Vehicles or mobile electronics, as well as green energy and biomedical applications
  • Power systems, especially issues related to modern electrical power systems, from the integration of renewable energy, to electricity grids
  • Electricity and society, with emphasis on electricity protection, economics (demand side participation, ancillary services, or volatility) of, or innovation (smart grids, storage, or large-scale Electric Vehicle integration)
  • Signal processing, which aligns with our expertise in the acoustics of audio and speech, biometric analysis, hyperspectral processing, image processing, speech processing, speech recognition, and speech synthesis
  • Telecommunications and electromagnetics, in areas such as high-performance indoor wireless system design, wireless communications, wireless sensor networks and localisation, radio system design and optimisation, computational electromagnetics, antennas, and microwave/millimetre wave communication

Read more about our research expertise

Our people

Associate Professor Oliver Sinnen

Associate Professor Oliver Sinnen’s research is situated in the area of parallel computing and programming, where he follows different subfields: development and analysis of scheduling algorithms for parallel systems; reconfigurable computing and acceleration with FPGAs; and software engineering for parallel programming. He leads a team at the University that is contributing to the development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), which will be the world's largest radio telescope when completed.

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Past research topics

Scholarships and awards

There are several scholarships you may be eligible for when you decide to pursue your PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, including the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships.

Help and advice

For general student enquiries, please contact the Engineering Student Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.

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