The main focus of the Engineering PhD programme is on applied research, and we enjoy strong collaboration with the industry on core issues such as next generation building environment, energy systems, materials, embedded ICT-based systems, production technologies and novel products with improved functionality.
The engineering PhD programme covers four research areas that you can read more about by clicking on the links in the boxes below.
Within all four engineering fields, advanced laboratory facilities are available. Graduate students are expected to take part in developing novel equipment.
Collaboration with the industry also ensures access to state-of-the-art industrial R&D facilities.
The department’s localisation strategy aims at ensuring that the educations and research activities are placed in the scientific environment to which they are most closely related. So the graduate engineering students are located at different engineering sites:
Aside from these locations, the department has research activities at Research Center Foulum (biosystems engineering) located one hour north-west of Aarhus.
These academic environments help strengthen the growing cluster of technology centres in Aarhus and ensure continued positive commercial development in the region.
The engineering graduate programme is hosted by the Department of Engineering. The department is collaborating closely with Aarhus University School of Engineering and is involved in a number of cross-disciplinary activities with other departments at the university.
At national level, the engineering PhD programme collaborates with companies/institutions such as:
The engineering doctoral programme enjoys an active collaboration with leading centres internationally. Among the current collaborative universities are:
Most engineering graduates take up a career in the industry or in consultancy; both are areas where project leadership is important, and this often becomes a stepping stone towards leadership.
We have approx. 60 engineering PhD students including industrial PhD students.