The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

Introduction

University of Nottingham: Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at Nottingham is known for its world-class research, inspirational teaching, and diverse academic community.

By joining us at Nottingham, you will be part of a community of students from more than 150 different countries from around the world.

  • 3rd in the UK for research power under REF 2014, the British Government’s Research Excellence Framework
  • More than 98% of engineering research is of international quality, with 85% graded as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
  • A UK Top 10 Engineering Faculty: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017
  • Nottingham is ranked in the UK top 10 for Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering (QS World Rankings 2017)

You’ll find the faculty is a friendly and supportive working environment. You’ll work alongside creative and inspirational people who are eager to share their experiences.

We are committed to supporting talented people and to developing partnerships with industry, funding bodies and government agencies, in order to create a positive environment where discovery, scholarship, innovation, commercial exploitation and public engagement thrive. The faculty is involved in hundreds of live research projects and works closely with industry. Our practical focus and approach can help equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to move into postgraduate research or pursue a career in engineering anywhere in the world.

By studying at Nottingham you will:

  • Develop high-end marketable skills
  • Be taught by exceptional and highly cited academic staff, often world-leaders in their field
  • Be part of a global postgraduate community with a network of international campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia
  • Graduate with an internationally recognised and valued qualification

You will be taught by academics who are passionate about their areas of expertise and committed to developing the next generation future engineers, architects and researchers. As a postgraduate student in the faculty, you will have access to an impressive suite of facilities and resources to support activity across a variety of specialisms.

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, and many of our research projects are multidisciplinary in nature, bringing together a diverse range of specialists from across the University, research institutions, industry partners and government departments to develop novel solutions for challenging global issues.

In 2012 we opened the Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT), which hosts the Marie Curie Innovative Doctoral Programme focused on delivering a blueprint for tomorrow’s air transport. Our Creative Energy Homes is a seven-house development which provides a living test-site for leading firms to work with the University to investigate the integration of energy efficient technologies into buildings.

Our research strengths include composite materials, additive manufacturing and 3D printing, energy, sustainability, and aerospace. We have one of the largest power electronics research groups and one of the largest additive manufacturing research groups in the world.

The University of Nottingham

  • Awarded a Gold rating for our outstanding teaching in the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017
  • One of the most targeted universities in the UK by graduate employers (Number 1 most targeted university (The Graduate Market in 2014) and second most targeted university (The Graduate Market in 2015 and 2016) – High Fliers Research)
  • Named the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

The University of Nottingham's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides high quality academic English and study skills preparation and support before and during students’ studies.

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Programs

This school also offers:

PhD

PhD Building Technology

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Building technology focuses 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 modeling 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) ventilation/natural ventilation thermal modeling post occupancy evaluation biomimetics

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a master 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.... [-]


PhD Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years Open Enrollment 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 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 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 optimize 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 center Research support ... [-]

PhD Civil Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Research topics within civil engineering can be based on 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 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 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 center 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 Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD brings innovation in science and technology to applications ranging from the generation and use of electrical energy (including renewable energy) to high-speed information processing and pervasive computing. [+]

Areas of research strength include biophysics, imaging and optical science, photonic engineering, power electronics, ultrasonics and electromagnetic simulation.

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

The course is usually completed over a period of around three years, however, a 42-month duration course is also available.

Facilities

The facilities in the faculty are outstanding and include a Gigahertz transverse electromagnetic cell, an RF anechoic chamber, an optical materials evaluation system lab, an RF lab, a photoluminescence lab, optics and ultrasonic labs comprising multiple optical benches, semiconductor clean rooms, power electronic module packaging facility, 270 kVA variable frequency ac supply, dynamometer testing to 800 kW and 120,000 rpm, and environmental testing including temperature, altitude, humidity and vibration.... [-]


PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 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. [+]

The 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 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 around three years.

Facilities

NGI is a leading cross-disciplinary research, that teaches 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 Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering to help improve the natural environment, seeking to facilitate the provision of healthy water, air, and land. [+]

Research topics for this PhD are very varied but can include microwave processing, wastewater treatment, greenhouse gases, removal of pollutants in water and soils as well as many other aspects.

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 around three years.

Facilities

There are extensive laboratories with equipment from bench to pilot-plant scale. We are one of the few universities 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 optimize your own complete processing plant.... [-]


PhD Human Factors

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Human factors research focuses on the multidisciplinary research spanning studies of the interaction between humans, machines, and technology to develop the products and systems that we use every day. [+]

PhD topics can cover many different fields within this discipline, for example, design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing, and modeling.

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 around three years.

Facilities

Within the Human Factors Research Group (HFRG) we possess a wide range of technical facilities which are used for research and consultancy projects, as well as for teaching.The Usability and Ergonomics Laboratory constitutes a self-contained space containing a wide range of video and data capture equipment. As a result, we are able to conduct usability and ergonomics evaluation studies in which participants’ behavior can be observed and measured in a controlled fashion.The HFRG Transport Simulation Laboratory enables our research work to be conducted in a safe, controlled and cost-effective environment. This has been of specific importance in out transport-related work, where we currently possess hi-fidelity car, motorcycle, and train simulators.... [-]


PhD Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 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. [+]

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 a strong focus on product areas, such as fuel cells for aircraft (EADS), clean transport of refrigerated materials (Unilever) and electrolysis for an onsite generation (ITM Power).... [-]


PhD Manufacturing Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 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 modeling. [+]

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 modeling.

This Ph.D. 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 master 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 Materials Engineering and Materials Design

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Research involving materials processing and characterization with a diversity of applications. MPhil/ Ph.D. projects are specialized 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 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 Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 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 on 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 master's degree 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 Sustainable Energy Technology

Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

PhD projects in the area of sustainable energy technology explore how new and renewable technologies may be harnessed at the scale of buildings and the wider built environment. [+]

Subject areas covered include:

combined heat power systems cooling technologies heat power cycles energy storage eco-cities/smart cities sustainable building materials vehicles, transport, and pollution control photovoltaic thermal systems; solar energy systems (e.g. solar powered cooling); wind energy solar water desalination systems sustainable waste management and disposal clean fossil fuel and carbon capture technologies

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 around three years.

Facilities

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.... [-]


Contact
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Faculty of Engineering,
The University of Nottingham,
University Park

Nottingham, England, NG7 2RD GB