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CDT to Advance the Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-H1P0
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • EngD/PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 4 years
  • Part-time: 7 years


Gain interdisciplinary training on CDT to Advance the Deployment of Future Mobility Technologies EngD/PhD. A collaboration with two of Warwick's internationally renowned departments, School of Engineering and Warwick Manufacturing Group. This programme has been expertly designed to develop multidisciplinary future research leaders.


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.

For both streams industrial sponsors and relevant external partners will deliver specific training and illustrative lectures throughout the programme.

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Research proposal guidance

Specific research proposals will be developed with industrial sponsors throughout year 1.


There are 2 available streams:

Stream 1: 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. Students 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 2: 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

VHuman factors in designing autonomous driving systems

VI Dependability of positioning, perception and control systems for CAVs

Students 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

Taught modules will be assessed at the end of year 1 to allow progression to years 2-4.


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

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.