Research education is conducted in Electrical and systems engineering (specialisation in communication electronics), in Mathematical sciences, and in Materials science. The programme will either lead to a licentiate degree (two years) or a doctorate (Ph.D.) (four years). The following descriptions are taken from the study plans:
Electrical and systems engineering encompasses a wide range of analysis, modelling and design methods in control systems, electronics, telecommunications and computer vision. The subject has a strong foundation in mathematics and mathematical modelling of physical systems and focus on the analysis and construction of systems in practical and industry-relevant applications. The subject is interdisciplinary in nature, as the analysis and construction of complex systems requires knowledge from several different sub-areas. The subject also borders other disciplines, especially in computer science, as construction of complex systems includes partitioning and integration of hardware and software. Postgraduate education in electrical engineering aims to educate technical licentiates and PhD students with the ability to understand and develop methodologies within this field. The subject is shared with the Department of Electrical Engineering, ISY.
Within mathematical sciences we study questions of a mathematical character, either from a purely theoretical perspective or directed towards practical applications. In either case the mathematical problem and its properties is the main focus. The research is based on mathematical proofs and/or computer assisted calculations. The subject is shared with the Department of Mathematics, MAI.
The research conducted in the area of Materials Science, with a special emphasis on condensed matter physics and nano technology, is focused on experimental research work on the material, but also including computations and modeling of these materials. The graduate training includes simulations, fabrication and characterization of materials. Various properties of the material, such as electronic, optical, structural, mechanical and transport properties, are studied. The research realm also includes applications / devices based on these materials. Our graduated materials scientists will master key links between growth, structure and properties of advanced functional and structural materials. The subject is divided with the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, IFM.