Opportunities

We have open positions available for talented students to conduct postgraduate studies, i.e., Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy.

Please check our research areas for possible research directions. Alternatively, you can find a list of available projects on offer via FindaThesis.

Graduate students will work on cutting-edge topics in multidisciplinary research fields and receive significant training on industrial communication and control, artificial intelligence, IoT, big data analytics and advanced manufacturing skills. Students will have close collaborations with computer science, electronics engineering and mechanical engineering professors, as well as local high-tech companies. 

Our core values: Excellence, Creativity, Passion, Teamwork

Application Process

We seek students with good academic background in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Control and Automation, or Industrial Engineering. Our research requires excellent mathematical, programming and analytic skills. Please carefully consider your suitability before contacting us.

Our team actively seeks self-motivated graduate students, post-docs, and visiting students/scholars for a wide range of research projects on Industrial Artificial Intelligence. Undergraduate students for thesis or summer research are also welcomed. To apply for the open positions, please contact Dr. Yuqian Lu (yuqian.lu@auckland.ac.nz) via email. Please provide the following information about your candidacy.

  • Specify the area(s) and the position (undergraduate, master, Ph.D., or post-doc) you are interested in;
  • Briefly summarise your previous research experience relevant to the position you are applying for;
  • Indicate any external financial support/scholarship you will hold;
  • Attach a detailed CV, including undergraduate and graduate GPAs, research experience, expertise, and a list of publications.

Every year, mass email enquiries are received. Please understand ONLY applicants with exceptional academic potential and fits with our positions will be contacted.

UoA – China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship

For Ph.D. and postdoc applicants from China, UoA offers a joint scholarship program with Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). Once admitted through the program, UoA will cover tuition fees of the students/postdoc during their studies/research and CSC will cover the living allowance and other fees. We welcome CSC applicants, and feel free to contact Dr. Lu for questions regarding application.

More information about this joint scholarship can be found from here.

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

The University awards University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships to high-achieving doctoral candidates applying for admission to an approved doctoral programme at the University of Auckland. For full eligibility and selection criteria, please visit here.