This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of three years.
This PhD addresses the core of architecture including design as research and research that supports and stimulates design. Research is undertaken collaboratively on a multinational basis with industry, engineers and other research groups. This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). It is usually completed over a period of three years.
There is a continuous investment in buildings and facilities in the faculty. You will have access to computing facilities (complete with the software you will need), building technology laboratories and technical workshop, digital fabrication suite and model making workshop will provide you with additional tools for investigative analysis. The Marmont Centre for Renewable Energy contains research laboratories that are equipped with a variety of technologies including photovoltaic panels, solar collectors, light pipes, wind turbines and ground source heat pumps. The Sustainable Research Building (SRB) is designed to serve as an exemplar building, demonstrating state-of-the-art techniques for environmentally responsible, sustainable construction. The building provides laboratory, office and seminar accommodation and the spaces have been configured to support a number of different heating, cooling and ventilation strategies. Integrated technologies include photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal collectors, wind turbines, combined heat and power systems, light pipes, self-cleaning windows and rainwater collection systems. The Creative Energy Homes Project is a showcase of innovative, state-of-the-art energy efficient homes of the future. Six homes constructed on the University Park campus will be designed to various degrees of innovation and flexibility to allow the testing of different aspects of modern methods of construction. The project aims to stimulate sustainable design ideas and promote new ways of providing affordable, environmentally sustainable housing that are innovative in their design. Several international companies including E: ON, BASF and Tarmac have provided funding for the project. The Environmental Education Centre (EEC) - design studio - is a complex of three single-storey wings and a two-storey block with a courtyard in the centre. The design of the EEC addresses practical issues including sustainability, low maintenance and low energy. The roof is integrated with 18 kWp PV. The workshop facilities include a model-making facility and a digital fabrication suite with 3D router, 3D printer and laser cutter.
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 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 recognised our Faculty programme as a sector leading standard of postgraduate research development and training.
- Entry requirements: 2.1 (or international equivalent) and / or a masters 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