The School of Electrical Engineering and Computing offers a strong research profile in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, IT and Software Engineering.

PhD and Research Masters

Find the right research degree

The following research degrees are offered by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees
  • PhD (Computer Engineering)
  • PhD (Computer Science)
  • PhD (Electrical Engineering)
  • PhD (Information Systems)
  • PhD (Information Technology)
  • PhD (Software Engineering)
Master of Philosophy degrees
  • MPhil (Computer Engineering)
  • MPhil (Computer Science)
  • MPhil (Electrical Engineering)
  • MPhil (Information Systems)
  • MPhil (Information Technology)
  • MPhil (Software Engineering)

Our research strengths

Research capabilities within the School:

  • Control systems and automation
  • Signal processing
  • Data mining, computer science and bioinformatics
  • Information technology
  • Health informatics
  • Machine learning and robotics
  • Smart structures
  • Telecommunications
  • Power systems and smart grids
  • Power electronics and drives

Examples industries and applications include:

  • Process industries
  • Electric supply and distribution
  • Optimisation applications in ambulance scheduling
  • High performance algorithms with GM research
  • High speed/high performance nono-positioning systems

Current Supervision Opportunities

PhD Opportunity in Graph Labellings and Extremal Graph Theory

PhD Opportunity in Graph Labellings and Extremal Graph Theory

Closing date: Ongoing

An opportunitiy exists for a PhD candidate to work on a project investigating graph labellings, in particular Graceful Labellings, and various extremal graph problems under the supervision of Associate Professor Ljiljana Brankovic.


PhD Opportunity in Parameterised Approximation Algorithms

PhD Opportunity in Parameterised Approximation Algorithms

Closing date: Ongoing

An opportunity exists for a PhD candidate to investigate parameterised approximation algorithms under the supervision of Associate Professor Ljiljana Brankovic.




Find a supervisor

All research degree candidates require a supervisor. It is recommended you start actively searching for potential supervisors in your chosen field before you submit your application.

You can search for a supervisor by researcher name, area of expertise or by research centre name.

Further information

To find out more about research degree opportunities available in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, please contact:

T: +61 2 4921 6126
E: Lili.Mu@newcastle.edu.au