Education

Nimbus offers postgraduate opportunities up to PhD (Level 10) in association with CIT academic departments including Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Biomedical and Manufacturing Engineering, Computing, and Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

In Nimbus, students have the opportunity to carry out full-time or part-time research towards a masters or PhD degree in embedded systems hardware, software, networking and applications. Nimbus application areas include energy, water, smart cities, location and tracking, the built environment, health and related areas. Opportunities also exist for postgraduate study in collaboration with Nimbus up to doctoral level in the workplace – the research for these degrees is carried out in the student’s workplace as part of the student’s normal work. There is also flexibility to accumulate research towards a PhD over a number of different workplace projects.

Since it was set up, Nimbus has graduated over 30 postgraduate students from 10 different countries who carried out their research with supervisors with international reputations in their fields and extensive experience in postgraduate supervision. These students came from a wide range of backgrounds including electronics, telecommunications, computing, networking, energy, mechanical engineering and mechatronics. Due to our diversity of application areas, there are opportunities for students from a wide range of disciplines. With state of the art facilities, highly experienced supervisors, strong national and international research collaborations and deep engagement with industry, Nimbus provides a first-class environment for postgraduate study. Students will also have the opportunity to take learning modules on research skills and transferable skills.

Many Nimbus graduates have commented that their experiences here led to careers in exciting international companies and academia. Read about some of their experiences and current careers here.

Applicants for a master’s degree should have a minimum of an honours Level 8 degree while applicants for a PhD degree should have a minimum of a first-class honours or upper second-honours Level 8 degree with a consistent high level of academic performance. For those with workplace or other professional experience, CIT operates a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process which may allow experiential and workplace learning to be recognised as honours degree-equivalent for academic purposes.

If you would like any further general information on postgraduate opportunities in Nimbus, please contact the Nimbus Head of Academic Studies or see a listing of currently available opportunities here.