PhD Degree in Engineering in Europe

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A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

Upon advancements in applied sciences and engineering studies, you are awarded a doctorate in Engineering. The education in Engineering PhD results into innovation, research and excellent training in the field. You can enroll for the course in many of the UK and US universities as well as other applicable institutions worldwide.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time January 2018 Finland Vaasa

The Doctoral Programme covers all fields of research under the Faculty of Technology at the University of Vaasa. The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the doctoral programme is to train high calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations. [+]

Energy, management and finance are the central focus areas of reseach in the doctoral programme In Technical Schiences. The Doctoral Programme covers all fields of research under the Faculty of Technology at the University of Vaasa. The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the doctoral programme is to train high calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations.

The doctoral programme conducts basic research and work-oriented applied research. Applying known methods and tools while developing new solutions for problems related to the field of technology and the economy are key elements of the programmes. The programme is multidisciplinary, covering every part of technology development from new technical innovations and solutions to product development. The programme also offers technological scientific knowledge, methodical and computational foundations for solving problems in the field of technological science and the mathematical and statistical models of economic phenomena.... [-]


PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Basic Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Croatia Rijeka

By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests. [+]

C A L L for admission of students to postgraduate university (doctoral) study programmes for acquiring the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Engineering sciences in the academic year 2017/18: In the subjects of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Basic Engineering Sciences and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences for the modules Production Engineering Thermal Power Engineering Computational Mechanics Design and Building of Ships Mechanical Engineering Design Quality Assurance and Engineering System Control Number of students accepted: 30. By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests. Postgraduate university (doctoral) study programmes accept applicants with the following degrees: Graduate Engineer, Master of Engineering, or Master of Engineering Sciences (in the subjects of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture). The programme is also open to applicants with a degree in related fields, in which case they might need to pass exams in supplemental courses. Applicants must have completed a university graduate study programme with 300 ECTS credits including the undergraduate part of the programme, or a university undergraduate study programme of at least 4 years. Applicants who have earned a degree from a foreign educational institution are required to attach a decision from a competent authority on the recognition of the foreign degree. Additional information about this can be obtained by contacting Faculty of Engineering. Applications for admission are to be submitted to the University of Rijeka Faculty of Engineering, Vukovarska ulica 58, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia, from 4... [-]

PhD in Machines and Equipment, Machine and Equipment Design

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Liberec

The doctoral study programme in Machines and Equipment Design is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of design of machines and equipment. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional activities. [+]

Programme Description

The doctoral study programme in Machines and Equipment Design is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of design of machines and equipment. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional activities. The Ph.D. candidates further extend and refine their knowledge of mathematics, physics and applied sciences in the theoretical foundation of the study discipline to be able to succeed in solutions of tasks in the fields of development and design, modelling and simulations of operations and design and performance of experiments.

The graduates are able to independently apply the mastered skills and the high level of theoretical knowledge provided in lectures and acquired through modern learning methods, e. g. calculations and experiments, for solving specific problems in the selected areas of the design of parts and mechanisms of machines, wheeled transport, handling machines, working and assembling machines, piston combustion engines, glass-making machines and robotics, textile machines and machines for production of nanofibres, equipment for thermal technologies and for technical diagnostics, etc. Furthermore, they are familiar with the research methods in the field of the design of machines and equipment and capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis, thus able to discuss the results of their investigations and to extend the sum of the current knowledge in a professional way worth of publishing and sharing with other members of the professional community both in their country and abroad.... [-]


PhD in Engineering Technology

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Liberec

The doctoral study programme in Engineering Technology is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of engineering technology. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional activities in the studied field. [+]

Programme Description

The doctoral study programme in Engineering Technology is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of engineering technology. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional activities in the studied field.

The graduates are able to independently apply the mastered skills and the high level of theoretical knowledge provided in lectures and acquired through modern learning methods for solving specific problems in the field of engineering technology. Furthermore, they are familiar with the research methods in the field of engineering technology and capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis, thus able to discuss the results of their investigations and to extend the sum of the current knowledge in a professional way worth of publishing and sharing with other members of the professional community both in their country and abroad.... [-]


PhD Mechanical Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

PhD projects can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example thermodynamics/fluid mechanics, structural dynamics, mechanics and design. [+]

This PhD is based within the Faculty of Engineering. This provides the opportunity to undertake a PhD in a wide range of research areas and work across traditional research boundaries being part of interdisciplinary teams.

The research work within the faculty spans a range of applications including medicine, aerospace and automotive engineering, energy and the construction industry, sustainable design and development and it includes work from the most fundamental studies up to near-commercial investigations.

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element).

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PhD Materials Engineering and Materials Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Research involving materials processing and characterisation with a diversity of applications. MPhil/PhD projects are specialised research projects defined in conjunction with supervisors and can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example nanomaterial engineering, bioengineering, laser processing and advanced composite materials to name a few fields. [+]

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters 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 around three years.

Facilities

Facilities include a range of materials-testing and characterisation techniques, including an electron microscope suite, networked computers to support computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) using industry-standard software packages; solid mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, vibration, control, mechatronics; a full range of wind tunnels including a climatic tunnel; aero-engine test rigs and associated equipment and processes; fully automated 3D and 2D laser Doppler Anemometers and particle image velocimeters; a water jet cutting machine; high precision scales; and a welding system.... [-]


PhD Manufacturing Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Manufacturing engineering involves the research and development of systems, processes, machines, tools and equipment. Projects areas can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling. [+]

Manufacturing engineering involves the research and development of systems, processes, machines, tools and equipment. Projects areas can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling.

This PhD is based within the Faculty of Engineering. The research work within the faculty spans a range of applications including medicine, aerospace and automotive engineering, energy and the construction industry and it includes work from the most fundamental studies up to near-commercial investigations.

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters 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, but is also available over four years.... [-]


PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Engineering surveying and space geodesy is the application of science and technology for the measurement and the representation of the Earth. Research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy. [+]

Research involved can cover a range of disciplines including geospatial engineering and monitoring; photogrammetry and remote sensing; the technology and applications of satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo; integrated positioning technology; environmental and atmospheric monitoring; physical and space geodesy. This PhD is based within the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI).

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters 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 around three years.

Facilities

NGI is a leading cross-disciplinary research and teaching institute, specialising in spatial and location-based science and engineering, using the technologies of satellite positioning, remote measurement systems and integrated sensor technologies. NGI is housed in a purpose built facility with a wide range of modern equipment, enabling access to the latest technologies and engagement with leading edge research, in for example:... [-]


PhD Civil Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Civil engineering covers a wide range of subjects and The University of Nottingham is recognised for its world class learning environment and excellent facilities. [+]

Research topics within civil engineering can be based around structures, Geotechnics,fluid mechanics, transportation, GPS surveying, road materials and many other aspects. 

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters 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 around three years.

Facilities

There are extensive facilities available to postgraduate research students across the two research divisions including those in the Pavement Research Building, the Nottingham Geospatial Institute and the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics.

The Pavement Research Building is a purpose-built £2.4m centre for research and development in all areas of pavement engineering; design, performance, maintenance and materials. It incorporates laboratories for testing asphalt, concrete, bitumen, aggregates, recycled and other paving materials as well as pilot-scale pavements.... [-]


PhD Chemical Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Chemical engineering is the application of physical and life sciences, with mathematics to produce, transform, transport and effectively use chemicals, materials and energy. [+]

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters 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 around three years.

Facilities

There are extensive laboratories with equipment from bench to pilot-plant scale. We are one of the few departments in the UK with access to mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy and a ‘virtual-reality’ suite where you can construct and optimise your own complete processing plant. 

Postgraduate students also have access to research facilities including a range of equipment, for example:

Total organic carbon  Strong acid digestion of rocks Research test rigs – multiphase flow  Drop tube furnace  Flow in pipe rig  Microwave centre Research support ... [-]

PhD Building Technology

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years December 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Building technology focus on the strategies and systems used in buildings to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of occupants are met in a manner that acknowledges the need to use energy and other resources in a responsible manner. [+]

Subjects covered in this area of research include:

low/zero carbon buildings eco-buildings; heat recovery systems computer modelling and building physics acoustics lighting heat transfer and 2-phase flow building services (eg heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning) indoor environmental quality (eg thermal comfort and air quality) ventillation/natural ventillation thermal modelling post occupancy evaluation biomimetics

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters 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 around three years.

Facilities

Students are equipped with additional tools for investigative analysis including computer facilities (with all the software you will need), building technologies laboratories and technical workshops, a digital fabrication suite and model making workshop.... [-]


EngD Manufacturing Technology

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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 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 develop 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).... [-]


EngD Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is aimed at graduate engineering students who will become a new kind of engineer increasingly in demand by today’s industry; an engineer who is aware of the social, ethical and environmental implications of their design and construction decisions. [+]

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) have provided funding for 15 studentships and produce research leaders who will tackle the major challenges in generating electricity more efficiently using fossil energy.

This course is aimed at graduate engineering students who will become a new kind of engineer increasingly in demand by today’s industry; an engineer who is aware of the social, ethical and environmental implications of their design and construction decisions. The EngD training provides:

an in-depth four-year training programme for those who satisfy the UK residency requirements, a non-taxed stipend of up to £18,363 p.a for EU and International students - Home/EU fees and a basic stipend approximately three years' extensive research time in close collaboration with industry partners Entry requirements ... [-]

EngD Non-destructive Evaluation

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The Research Centre in Nondestructive Evaluation (RCNDE) is an EPSRC-sponsored collaboration between industry and academia to coordinate research into Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies, and to ensure research topics are relevant to the medium to longer-term needs of industry. [+]

The Research Centre in Nondestructive Evaluation (RCNDE) is an EPSRC-sponsored collaboration between industry and academia to coordinate research into Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies, and to ensure research topics are relevant to the medium to longer-term needs of industry.

The centre is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a collaborative venture involving, Bath, Bristol, Imperial College London, Nottingham, Strathclyde and Warwick universities as well as a range of industrial partners.

Industrial partners in the ENGd include large companies such as Airbus; NNL; BAE Systems; BP; EDF, E-ON, Network Rail; RWE; Npower; Rolls-Royce; Serco; Shell; QinetiQ; and Renishaw. There are also a similar number of smaller companies involved. Successful candidates work closely with their chosen sponsor, normally carrying out the majority of project work at that company.... [-]


EngD Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The Engineering Doctorate Centre, based at The University of Nottingham, was established in partnership with the Midlands Energy Consortium – comprising the universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and Birmingham – and a number of industry leaders within the power generation sector. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Engineering in Europe 2018. The Engineering Doctorate Centre, based at The University of Nottingham, was established in partnership with the Midlands Energy Consortium – comprising the universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and Birmingham – and a number of industry leaders within the power generation sector. It offers research engineers the chance to train as industry experts ready to implement new super-efficient electricity-generating technologies, using fossil energy with near-zero emissions through carbon capture. They have access to first-rate research facilities across the partner universities, and have dedicated office space. The four year doctoral programme equips research engineers with the knowledge and expertise to conduct cutting-edge research and work within highly-skilled multi-disciplinary teams. It comprises core and optional taught modules in: advanced specialist technical aspects of power generation, and materials capture and storage contextual and management topics, focusing on wider societal, cultural, ethical, political and global issues relating to energy generation professional and research skills training This course requires a 2.1 or international equivalent and / or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element). Annual summer schools, in the UK and China, present unique opportunities to learn more about the challenges of meeting increasing global energy demands. Research engineers also complete research projects with the Centre’s industrial partners, and have opportunities to publish their research and present their findings at appropriate conferences. Research engineers register at one of the three universities but spend the majority of the... [-]