PhD stipend available in electrical engineering

Murdoch University is offering a PhD research stipend available in the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), for high-quality, motivated students interested in pursuing PhD level study on a research project related to distributed energy resources and specifically solar photovoltaic systems.

The project will be supervised by experienced academics from Murdoch University.

Based at the Perth campus in Western Australia, this opportunity is open to both international and domestic students. Murdoch University's School of Engineering and Information Technology is led by world-class academics with high standards in teaching and research and strong ties to industry.

The aim of this research is to enable, validate and/or develop solar forecasting tools for power system control and distributed photovoltaic system integration.

This project will offer the successful applicant:

  • Participation in an interdisciplinary research team involving university and industry researchers
  • An industry-relevant project in the area of significant growth
  • Attendance at international conferences
  • PhD stipend for 3 years, with possible extension to 3.5 years
Funding bodyMurdoch University
Value$28571 Salary will be commensurate with current Research Training Program rates tax-free.
Start dateJanuary 2019
DurationPhD stipend for 3 years, with possible extension to 3.5 years

In order to apply, candidates are required to have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Recognised undergraduate and Honours degrees in Electrical Engineering, Image Processing, Renewable Energy Engineering or in a related area
  • English competency: IELTS overall >6.5 (no band below 6) or TOEFL >90 (no individual score below 20)

Desired qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, e.g. conference presentations or publications of prior research work
  • Previous research experience, including MSc or MEng by research or interest in laboratory work and analytical techniques
  • Familiarity with power system modelling and control, photovoltaic systems technology and solar resource assessment
  • Previous experience with handling and working with large data sets
  • Experienced digital signal processing and machine learning candidates will be given preference

International students need to pay their health insurance and university tuition fees.

Apply by31 October 2018
To apply
  1. Complete the application form for domestic or international and include “Distributed Energy Resources/SEIT” under the Scholarship section
  2. Fill in the referee report for domestic or international
  3. Email your completed application to the Graduate Research Office
ContactPlease direct all questions about this scholarship to Dr Moayed Moghbel