PhD in Smart Manufacturing The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Smart Manufacturing refers to the fully integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real-time to meet changing demands and conditions in the smart factory, in the supply network, and in customer needs. It is the use of real-time data and cutting-edge technologies to support factories to make effective and accurate engineering decisions and create highly differentiated, cost-effective, and competitive products that match the market needs.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Programme in Smart Manufacturing aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of each level of the manufacturing process, combining skills in mathematics, science, and business to prepare them in developing innovative ways of systems design and product production. The programme design focuses on providing fundamental knowledge as well as hands-on training in the curriculum. Students graduating from the programme will be versatile and well-equipped to derive valuable insights and make sound decisions. The programmes will also offer new pedagogical training to prepare research students with specialized and transferrable skills to cope with new manufacturing engineering settings.
A graduate of the PhD programme should be capable of conducting high-quality original research, creating new knowledge, showing valuable insights, and making a significant contribution to academia and the field.