The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is an alternative to the traditional PhD. It is more closely related to the needs of industry and provides a more vocational doctorate degree. It encourages the development of innovative thinking while tackling real industrial problems.
The four-year EngD programme integrates an industry based doctoral research project with high-quality training which develops skills in core technology subject areas, research methods, project management, quality assurance, technology acquisition, supply chain management and professional development. Engineering Researchers may also spend time using the world-class facilities at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).
The Manufacturing Technology Engineering Doctoral Centre (MTEDC) provides an intensive four-year postgraduate research programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in advanced manufacturing engineering and transform the latest manufacturing research results into industrial technologies.
MTEDC is a partnership between:
- The University of Nottingham
- Loughborough University
- University of Birmingham
- Aero Engine Controls
- Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty, near Coventry
As part of the EngD, you will undertake a bespoke, structured masters-level taught programme, and work on a strategic industrial research project with the industrial partner.
The MTC is based in Ansty, near Coventry. It is a world-class facility with cutting-edge equipment and expertise to bridge the gap between research and industrial application. Research Engineers on the MTEDC will have access to pre-production demonstrators to test and validate research before it goes into commercial production. The purpose-built 12,000m2 facility was established with £40.5million grant from the UK regional development agencies with additional support from key UK manufacturers and research organizations. £15 million is being invested in state-of-the-art, industrial-scale equipment to underpin R&D activities, and 100-150 highly skilled staff will eventually be employed. At Nottingham students of the EngD have access to all the facilities on campus. The faculty has world-class facilities for design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing, and modeling as well as a proven track record in delivering high-quality research, leading to numerous patents and high impact peer-reviewed publications. Research in the faculty focuses on the development of innovative safe and sustainable technologies in the fields of manufacturing, harvesting and conserving resources.
Support for postgraduate research students is coordinated through the Faculty Research Office. Each PhD student will have a main academic supervisor and at least one additional supervisor. Regular formal supervision meetings, usually once a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic postgraduate advisors and student PGR reps who are available if you have a query about procedures relating to a research study, are concerned about your progress or the facilities available. All PhD students are enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering Training Programme, this is a structured programme of training drawing on formal external frameworks such as Joint Skills Statement, the Research Development Framework (RDF) and the Research Council guidance. The Engineering and Science Research Council (EPSRC) has recognized our Faculty programme as a sector leading standard of postgraduate research development and training.
- Entry requirements: 2.1 (or international equivalent) and/or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject
- IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each element)
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Last updated February 14, 2018