Doctorate in Engineering in United Kingdom

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The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

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.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

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PhD Studentship in The development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing

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

PhD opportunity to support the development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing. [+]

Best Doctorate Degrees in Engineering in United Kingdom 2017/2018. PhD opportunity to support the development of a multi-sensor measurement system for in-process defect detection of metal additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as ‘3D printing’, is revolutionising the way we manufacture parts; permitting almost limitless design freedom and allowing more organic, more lightweight and more bespoke solutions. However production of metal parts by AM is a highly energetic and challenging process and the current state of the technology cannot produce parts with the consistency or geometric tolerances that are required for many applications. Through process monitoring we can improve part quality. Key parameters such as melt pool temperature, powder bed temperature and part form and part texture can be difficult to observe; requiring novel solutions. This PhD studentship offers the opportunity to work alongside leading researchers who are developing novel multi-sensor methods of measurement for AM surfaces. The multi-sensor measurement approach aims to fuse data collected by multiple measurement systems, allowing sources of noise to be rejected, and clearer insights to be made. The successful applicant will work alongside experienced researchers in developing a prototype multi-sensor measurement system, with responsibility for the development of the data capture and data fusion methods. Qualifications/ Education Excellent degree in engineering, computer science, science, or equivalent, qualifying the candidate for obtaining a doctoral degree Skills/Training Strong skill in computational methods or programming Good communication skills Ability to present scientific work in oral and written format Experience General engineering experience Experience with data fusion... [-]

PhD Mechanical Engineering

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

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

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). It is usually completed over a period of around three years. Facilities Facilities including a range of materials-testing and characterisation techniques, including an electronic 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. Research support 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... [-]

PhD Materials Engineering and Materials Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 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. [+]

Best Doctorate Degrees in Engineering in United Kingdom 2017/2018. 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. We continue to invest in first-rate facilities and equipment dedicated to teaching. There are computer rooms and design laboratories with networked PCs to support computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) using industry-standard software packages. We also have workshops and laboratories for 'hands-on' investigations, experiments and realisation of designs. Our students tell us that workshop, design class and laboratory sessions are some of the most enjoyable parts of our courses.... [-]

PhD Manufacturing Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 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. Facilities The faculty has world-class facilities for design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling as well as a proven track record in delivering high quality research, leading to numerous patents and high impact peer reviewed publications. Within the faculty we offer exceptional facilities including a six axis water jet cutting machine; precision die-sinking and wire-EDM machines; two Hermle 5 axis milling machines; 2KW, 400W and 100W fibre lasers; a Zeiss ultra precision coordinate measuring machine; an EnvisionTec Perfactory rapid prototyping machine; state-of-the-art car, motorbike and train simulators in the Human Factors Transport Simulation Laboratory and the Usability and Ergonomics Laboratory. Research support 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... [-]

PhD Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The PhD in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Application is part of the Midlands Energy Consortium and is run in collaboration with the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham. This is a four year PhD programme combining taught modules with the opportunity to research pioneering hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. [+]

Best Doctorate Degrees in Engineering in United Kingdom 2017/2018. The PhD in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Application is part of the Midlands Energy Consortium and is run in collaboration with the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham. This is a four year PhD programme combining taught modules with the opportunity to research pioneering hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The Midlands Energy Consortium comprises the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Loughborough as well leading industry partners. Students have the opportunity to become specialists in the new sustainable technologies of the future. Within the CDT, there are 50 academics across several disciplines, focusing on chemical engineering, but including chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials, social science and built environment. These specialists contribute to the five main research themes: Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells Solid oxide fuel cells Portable fuel cells Hydrogen production and storage Electrolysis Within these themes, there are projects on catalysis, nanoparticles, membranes, fluids, hydrogen storage materials, and consumer responses. Where industry has wanted student projects, there has been strong focus on product areas, such as fuel cells for aircraft (EADS), clean transport of refrigerated materials (Unilever) and electrolysis for onsite generation (ITM Power). Through the four year PhD programme, doctoral researchers will receive an overview of energy issues from multidisciplinary perspectives, in addition to developing individual specialisations through research projects. 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... [-]

PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 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. [+]

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. 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: GNSS integrated sensors photogrammetry and laser scanning location based services remote sensing deformation monitoring geospatial engineering and intelligence spatial data infrastructure ubiquitous positioning and autonomous systems Research support 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... [-]

PhD Civil Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 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. [+]

Best Doctorate Degrees in Engineering in United Kingdom 2017/2018. 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 state-of-the-art centre for research and development in all areas of pavement engineering; design, performance, maintenance and materials. It incorporates world-class laboratories for testing asphalt, concrete, bitumen, aggregates, recycled and other paving materials as well as pilot-scale pavements. The Nottingham Geospatial Institute is a major multidisciplinary research centre with facilities that cover geoinformatics and data modelling, geospatial intelligence, interoperability and standards, location based services and semantics, reasoning and cognition. The Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics (NCG) is a multi-disciplinary research centre that brings together expertise from civil, materials, and mining engineering, and also mathematics to solve all forms of soil and rock-related problems in engineering design and construction. There are two laboratories that form the key elements to... [-]

PhD Chemical Engineering

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 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. [+]

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 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... [-]

PhD Building Technology

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 3 years October 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. [+]

Best Doctorate Degrees in Engineering in United Kingdom 2017/2018. 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. The Marmont Centre for renewable energy houses research laboratories that are equipped with technologies including photovoltaic panels, solar collectors, light pipes, wind turbines and ground source pump heats. The Sustainable Research Building (SRB) is designed to serve as an exemplar building, demonstrating state-of-the-art techniques for sustainable and environmentally responsible construction. You will also benefit from the use of laboratory, office, seminar and accommodation that have been configured to support a number of different heating, cooling and ventilation strategies. Integrated... [-]

EngD Manufacturing Technology

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 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). 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 Rolls-Royce Airbus 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. Facilities 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... [-]

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. [+]

Best Doctorate Degrees in Engineering in United Kingdom 2017/2018. 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 Applicants will need either a first-class or upper-second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. [-]

EngD Non-destructive Evaluation

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 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. Non-Destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies are crucial to achieving greater integrity and safety performance across all aspects of engineering and is fast becoming a fully integrated part of the engineering life cycle. Research encompass a broad range of technical disciplines, and additional academic collaborations ensure gaps in technology and expertise are filled. Industrial membership is open to all organisations, and is primarily intended for industries in which NDE plays an important role for: ensuring the safety of structures, machinery and infrastructure minimising environmental risks and impacts of process plant and operations enhancing the reliability of components, equipment, systems and products The EngD is aimed at both new graduates and those who have already worked in industry. The four year doctorate programme... [-]

PhD in Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree is aimed at students with a masters degree in a relevant field, in addition to a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications), who wish to undertake a research-based doctorate. On the PhD programme you are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which... [+]

Best Doctorate Degrees in Engineering in United Kingdom 2017/2018. Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms - PhD The doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree is aimed at students with a masters degree in a relevant field, in addition to a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications), who wish to undertake a research-based doctorate. On the PhD programme you are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which extends the forefront of the discipline and merits publication. You will also be expected to acquire an understanding of a substantial body of knowledge in your particular subject area in the field of engineering or design, as well as a general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge. You will also gain a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry in the engineering or design subject area. If you wish to develop research and analytical skills and conduct an original piece of research this course is appropriate for you. Your research may be applied research or action research, and may be based on your work in industry if you choose to study part-time. Careers & professional development Recent graduates from the PhD programme are following careers in academia and industry. On graduation you will become a member of the University's alumni association. You will be a lifelong member of the University's community,... [-]