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CDT to Advance the Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies (2022 Entry)

About this research graduate course

Course overview

The University will deliver interdisciplinary training as you select modules from the Engineering and Manufacturing MSc programmes and bespoke modules for each stream. You 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, industrial and relevant external partners will deliver specific training and illustrative lectures throughout the programme to aid 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.

For both streams, industrial sponsors and relevant external partners will deliver specific training and illustrative lectures throughout the programme. For more information regarding the application process, please visit the Centre for Doctoral Training website.

Teaching and Learning

Taught modules will be assessed at the end of Year One to allow progression to Years Two to Four.


General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

2:i undergraduate degree in a related subject or Master's degree at merit level (or equivalent).

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.


English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.


Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Our research

There are two available streams:

Stream One: Wide bandgap Power Electronics

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.

You will select modules from the School of Engineering and WMG Manufacturing MSc programmes as well as the bespoke modules below:

  • Power Electronics fundamentals
  • Wide-bandgap device design and integration
  • Electrical transportation applications
  • Systems and control

Stream Two: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Focuses 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.

Some of the areas of interest in this stream include but not restricted to the following topics:

I - Virtual/physical validation frameworks and CAV certification

II - Reliable on- and off-board information processing and communications systems

III - Cyber Security, trust and privacy aspects of CAV technologies

IV - Business models and ethical considerations

V - Human factors in designing autonomous driving systems

VI - Dependability of positioning, perception and control systems for CAVs

You will select modules from the School of Engineering and WMG Manufacturing MSc programmes as well as the bespoke modules below:

  • Automotive sensors and sensor fusion
  • Network and Comms for Connected Car
  • Machine Intelligence and Data Science
  • Human Technology Interaction
  • Robust Automotive Embedded Systems

Explore our research areas on our Engineering web pages.

Find a supervisor

Finding a supervisor is not relevant for this course, however please read the information below.


Application process

We have two application stages:

Stage 1

We ask that you complete an expression of interest to tell us about yourself and your qualifications. If your application is successful, we will invite you to an interview.

Stage 2

If you are successful at the interview stage, we will invite you to make a formal application for admission to fulfil the University of Warwick entry requirements.

Details can be found on our Engineering website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

Taught course fees  Research course fees


Fee Status Guidance

The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.

If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.


Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

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