Hi Is it possible for a student with a MSc in physics to do a PhD in an engineering field, e.g. electrical or mechanical? There are a parameter I am mainly concerned with here: With a degree in Physics it is reasonable to assume that the student should be able to learn the necessary material for the engineering PhD project. But my question is, is the fact that this knowledge is initially absent something that makes it improbable to "switch" fields? I mean, there will always be an engineering candidate that has this initial knowledge. I would be happy to hear your thoughts on this matter.