Engineering & Computer Science: KESS II Funded PhD Studentship: Integrated digital modelling for sustainable energy development

Closing date: 2 March 2018

Key Information

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*This scholarship is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*

PhD  Scholarship for UK or EU applicants in the field of: Engineering and Computer Science

Subject study: Integrated digital modelling for sustainable energy development

Start date: April 2018

With the growing pressure of sustainable energy supply, the oil & gas industries are looking into continuous development with the minimum environmental impact, which relies more and more on advanced simulation technologies. The project will address various aspects of integrated digital modelling systems for sustainable energy development.  The nature of the PhD research work involves computer modelling and applications in reservoir and geotechnical applications/processes. A particular focus is on the efficient integration of different digital modelling systems. The PhD project is open ended with a large degree of freedom to explore further into several related directions in parallel computing, computer simulation, data analysis, and engineering applications. The project is collaborative between a large academic research team and a leading industrial partner.

Candidates with background in engineering and physics (civil, mechanical, aerospace, geotechnical, or related subjects), computer science, and mathematics are encouraged to apply, and relevant MSc degrees would be appreciated.

The scholarship provides 3 years of funding with a 6 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 60 credit award.

Eligibility

Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Engineering (civil, mechanical, aerospace, geotechnical engineering, or related subjects), Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees (see http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Wales-fee-status for more information).

For more information on eligibility criteria please refer to section C of the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form .

Any queries relating to Section C – Eligibility, please contact KESSstudentenquiries@swansea.ac.uk.

For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements/

Funding

The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £14,340 p.a. dependent upon the applicant’s financial circumstances assessed in section C point 4 in the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form .

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

How to Apply

Applicants are strongly advised to contact Dr Chenfeng Li regarding information on the area of research, via email (c.f.li@swansea.ac.uk).

To apply:

1. Complete the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form

2. Complete the  KESS Supplementary Application Form

3. You will also need to provide copies of the following documentation:

  • Degree certificates
  • References
  • CV
  • English Language certificate (if required)
  • All supporting documentation as detailed in Section C of the  KESS II Participant Proposal Form

Please return both application forms and supporting documentation to the KESS Office at the address stated on the KESS II Participant Proposal Form (original ink signatures only).

For any queries please contact KESSstudentenquiries@swansea.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is 4pm 2 March 2018.