The present era is that of invention and innovation that can make human life easier. Robots are being designed to make work easier and error free. Automated cars without drivers are in the final phase of testing to reduce accidents and save human lives. With all these inventions, it is undeniable that our world is moving towards complete digitalization where everything will be done with machines.Thus a Ph.D. in Automation helps you to be a part of this growth, and to fulfill the dream of a safe future. It is recommended that you have a relevant Master’s Degree prior to pursuing a Ph.D in Automation since this would help at the time of admissions.
About the Field
Automation serves a wide variety of industries, improving the efficiency of work and improving production processes. It helps in increased consistency of output thus increasing the overall profit margin and reduced expenditure on labour costs. The market for automation is on a steep increase as the market capitalization of the industry is expected to touch US $350 billion by the year 2024.
There are a range of applications for automation and some of them are in :
- Automated retail
- Automated mining
- Automated video surveillance
- Automated waste systems
- Industrial Automation
About the Course
Professional automation, instrumentation and control systems have become part and parcel of the manufacturing industries. Today it is not possible that a new manufacturing plant is built without installing instrumentation and control systems. There is a sizeable demand for automation experts as there is a huge gap between demand and supply. The aim of any course that the student would take should be to impart knowledge and skills on production processes and reduce environmental impacts of such processes. The ultimate goal should be to increase industrial sustainability through the use of automation and control.
The first two years form the basis for the research which the candidate carries out over the next two years. The research is supervised by an accompanying professor and conducted in cooperation with other researchers. The research areas which a candidate can focus on is not limited to the below:
- Multiphase flow process
- Process control
- Sensor technology
- Automatically Guided Vehicles
There are a wide range of possibilities to develop research in automation, as it is a new topic, the average time taken to complete a PhD in Automation is about 4-5 years.
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