Research course

Design for Sustainable Manufacturing

Institution
Brunel University London · Design
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and additionally, for a PhD, a Master’s degree or equivalent. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section). This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected as listed below. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. A PhD involves demonstrating through original research or other advanced scholarship the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of an academic discipline or professional practice, the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the general of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline. Both full-time (3 years) and part-time (6 years) study routes are available.

MPhil degree option
An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.
Research profile
Design for Sustainable Manufacturing research at Brunel is a multidisciplinary activity driven by human needs. The team has a well-established record of research excellence and a broad spectrum of expertise that spans human-centred, inclusive and sustainable design; design management and CAD; design-led electronic, mechanical, manufacturing and materials engineering; and social sciences.
We are particularly interested in supervising students' research in the following areas:
  • Product service systems, sustainable service design, and social dimensions of sustainable design
  • Engineering Design
  • Design and manufacture of smart textiles and smart materials
  • Sustainable design and manufacture
  • Biomimmetics
  • 3D printing / additive manufacturing / multi material printing / 4D printing
  • Design for 3D printing
  • Design and manufacture of energy harvesting and energy storage devices
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Information for international students

English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Email
cedps-pgr-office@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 266876