Doctoral study in Engineering Science

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:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics, including reservoir engineering, acoustics, environmental fluid mechanics, microfluidics, biological fluid dynamics, and composite and fibrous materials
  • Signal Processing, including signal analysis, nonlinear dynamical systems, artificial neural networks, wavelets, independent component analysis
  • Operations Research

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Our people

The Geothermal Research Group

A geothermal system is a massive, rising plume of hot water that is powered by the Earth’s magmatic heat. They are found all over the world, including in New Zealand, Iceland, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan and the US, where some are exploited to generate electricity. The Geothermal Research Group are actively developing new computational and analytical methods to deepen our understanding of geothermal systems and how best to utilise them in energy generation. Our expertise includes reservoir and above-ground engineering, geothermal geoscience, and policy and planning. We apply our research directly to industrial consulting activities, and short- and long-course teaching.

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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 Engineering Science, 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 Engineering Science, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.

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