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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
CNY 80000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
CNY 80000 per year

All study options

About Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

The PhD programme in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, and is based at XJTLU. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK's Department of Education as well as China's Ministry of Education.

Students on this programme are formally registered with the University of Liverpool as off-site postgraduate research students. You will carry out research on XJTLU premises under the supervision of the supervisory team.

As a PhD student you will be appointed a designated primary (local) supervisor at XJTLU, who is a full-time member of academic staff. In addition, you will also have a designated secondary supervisor based at the University of Liverpool.

The normal length of full-time PhD programme is three years. At the end of three years' full-time study, you can apply for an extension of one year to complete the writing of your dissertation. Part-time PhD degrees usually take four to seven years.

As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.

Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.

Key benefits of PhD study at XJTLU:

  • Our PhD programme equips you with a range of professional skills to help you maximise your future employability
  • Our supervisors will guide you through one of the most intellectually satisfying experiences of your life
  • Supervision from respected academics at both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool
  • PhD students have dedicated travel budgets for participating in international conferences
  • The chance to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months
  • Opportunities to work as a teaching assistant and develop crucial academic skills.

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarship options for PhD candidates, including tuition-only scholarships for full-time PhD study and an academic merit scholarship for international students. Please see our scholarships page for more information.

Additionally, specific funded PhD projects are available that have a scholarship covering the tuition fee and a monthly stipend. Please visit scholarships for specific financial information. The Department has the following funded PhD projects available (this list is updated in January and July every year):

Title of PhD projectReference numberStatusSupervisor

Topology Studies and Efficiency Optimisation of a Bidirectional Isolated Power Interface for Distributed Photovoltaic Power Systems considering Non-Ideal Parameters

PGRS-12-03-14

Open

Dr Huiqing Wen

Huiqing.Wen@xjtlu.edu.cn

Structural Analysis for Power Grids Security

RDF-15-02-14

Open

Dr Fei Xue Fei.Xue@xjtlu.edu.cn

Study on Scalable Imbalance Learning Locally and Globally and its Application

RDF-16-01-57

Open

Dr Rui Zhang
Rui.Zhang@xjtlu.edu.cn
Dr Kaizhu Huang
Kaizhu.Huang@xjtlu.edu.cn

Wireless Power Transfer and Communication Systems for Implantable Devices

RDF-16-01-65

Open

Dr Mark Leach
Mark.Leach@xjtlu.edu.cn

High-frequency-link DC Solid State Transformer For Flexible DC Distribution

RDF-16-01-10

Open

Dr Huiqing Wen
Huiqing.Wen@xjtlu.edu.cn

Theoretical and Empirical Investigation of Deep Learning for Object Recognition and Computer Vision

NSFC 2015 Project No. 61473236

Open

Dr Kaizhu Huang
Kaizhu.Huang@xjtlu.edu.cn

Thin film transistors based on in-plane Si nanowires

RDF-16-02-11

Open

Professor Cezhou Zhao
cezhou.zhao@xjtlu.edu.cn

Deep learning based Person Search

RDF-16-02-23

Open

Dr Jimin Xiao
jimin.xiao@xjtlu.edu.cn

Intelligent Scene Understanding with Deep Neural Networks

RDF-16-02-25

Open

Dr Kaizhu Huang

kaizhu.huang@xjtlu.edu.cn

Energy-Efficient Time Synchronisation and Data Bundling Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks

RDF-16-02-39

Open

Dr Kyeong Soo Kim
Kyeongsoo.Kim@xjtlu.edu.cn

Natural Scene Text Detection and Recognition

RDF-16-02-49

Open

Dr Qiufeng Wang
qiufeng.wang@xjtlu.edu.cn

Challenge and Limits of Genome Assembly under a Substitution Model

RDF-16-02-35

Open

Dr Siyi Wang
siyi.wang@xjtlu.edu.cn

Study on Key Technologies for Energy-Internet-Oriented Microgrids

FSO-16-12

Open

Dr Fei Xue
fei.xue@xjtlu.edu.cn

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesCNY 80000 per yearInternational course feesCNY 80000 per year
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 - 7 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesCNY 60000 per yearInternational course feesCNY 60000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Full-time students

    Currently the tuition fee payable by full-time students on postgraduate research programmes is RMB 80,000 per year. It normally takes three years to complete a full-time PhD programme.

  • Part-time students

    For part-time students, tuition fee payable is RMB 60,000 per year. Part-time PhD study is typically completed in four to seven years.

  • Fee waiver

    Fees are waived for students who are awarded an XJTLU PhD scholarship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of academic qualifications for entry onto our PhD programme. Please see our entry requirements for additional information.

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