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Centre for Doctoral Training ... Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies

CDT programme to Advance the Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies (CDT FMT)


About the Centre
The Centre for Doctoral Training to Advance the Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies (CDT FMT) will see the School of Engineering and WMG jointly train cohorts of 10 students who will choose research across two streams: Wide Bandgap Power Electronics (WBG PE) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) whilst working closely with multiple leading companies and organisations.

The CDT will develop multidisciplinary future research leaders with the creativity, skills and in-depth knowledge to transform the mobility of people and goods for the benefit of UK society and industry in an electrically intensive energy future.

The centre is multidisciplinary, inviting students with strong backgrounds in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, computer science, geography, socio-technical studies, business or other relevant discipline areas, to apply.

The CDT will cover two key research streams:

Stream 1: will focus on the underpinning technologies for mobility applications and their connectivity to electrical power grids and networks through the emerging UK industry in Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics Please visit the Power Electronics Applications and Technology in Energy Research (PEATER) Group webpage for more specific information on research areas at:;

Stream 2: will be on the deployment of advances in Connected and Autonomous vehicles to address a variety of national needs such as improving safety, energy efficiency, comfort and convenience. For more specific information about the areas of interest, please visit our Intelligent Vehicle Research web page at:

Some of the areas of interest in this stream include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:
I) Virtual/physical validation frameworks, and CAV certification;
II) sensing and processing systems for the perception/localisation and control techniques of autonomous vehicles;
III) V2X systems and mobile edge computing,
IV) Cyber Security, trust and privacy aspects of CAV technologies;
V) Business models and ethical considerations; and
VI) Human factors in designing autonomous driving systems.

About the Programme
The university will deliver interdisciplinary training with students selecting modules from the Engineering and Manufacturing MSc programmes as well as bespoke modules for each stream. All students will also study modules on research skills. business, ethics, social responsibility and policy.

The programme is structured to deliver cohort-based training, offering significant student benefits by promoting cross-disciplinary interactions and creating a stimulating and supportive network. This is achieved by year one entrants being based at Warwick, establishing a “sense of cohort and shared research mission”. During the four-year programme, each graduate will spend extended periods working with their chosen industrial partner on real world industrial research.

The programme is designed to exploit the first-class research expertise and facilities of the School of Engineering and WMG, with extensive direct industrial input and training delivery embedded throughout.

Home/EU (PhD/EngD) studentships available for October 2020 entry, a full award will cover:-

  • 100% tuition fees for 4 years
  • Enhanced Stipend – In 2020/21 this will be £19,000 (tax free) per annum

Subject to availability, full or partial funding may be available for international students.

How to apply and next steps

  • Complete and submit a stage 1 application here.
  • If your application successful at Stage 1, you will be invited to interview with proposed supervisors and industrial sponsors.
  • Those who are successful at interview stage will then be invited to submit a full application by, offers will be made subject to the University of Warwick entry requirements.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us. Details available here.

Key Information:

Funding Source: The Centre for Doctoral Training

Stipend: £19,000 (tax free) per annum

Available to UK/EU nationals