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Secure Connected Intelligent Design and Manufacturing

How will we make the products of the future?

The Queen’s Doctoral Training Programme on Secure Connected Intelligent Design and Manufacturing is a Department for the Economy (DfE) investment to train 20 PhD students.

Students will explore how applying technological developments such as artificial intelligence, edge computing and robotics can address challenges associated with engineering design and manufacturing.

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Clara Gracehynes, 2nd year PhD student

"After spending a year in industry I quickly realised if I wanted to progress my career in line with peers, I would need to gain a PhD. It's an interesting topic and has the right mix between industry training and research. The training we receive allows us to gain related expertise in a breadth of topics such as data and new technologies."

The programme aims to train graduates that:

  • are cross-disciplinary, industry-conscious thinkers and leaders who will influence the roadmaps of future advanced manufacturing technologies and their applications;
  • have a balanced understanding of ICT (security, communications and data analytics) in the context of their application to Advanced Manufacturing and High Value Design;
  • are equipped with the skills to address challenges that are strongly relevant to industry;
  • can produce world leading cross-disciplinary scholarly output and impact in areas with high economic and societal value.


For further information or any questions, please contact the Project Coordinators:

Prof Adrian Murphy (School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering):

Prof Hans Vandierendonck (School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science): 

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