Research course

Research Degrees within the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics

City, University of London · School of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a record of high academic achievement. The minimum requirement is a good first undergraduate MEng degree or MSc in a relevant subject from a UK university, or a recognised equivalent from an overseas institution. In exceptional cases, we will consider applications from individuals who has a BEng degree in a relevant discipline but with a first class honours and relevant work experience. We will also consider applications from individuals with extensive professional experience in the area of their proposed research

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

There are six research routes available within the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering:

  • Aeronautics Engineering PhD / MPhil
  • Air Transport Engineering PhD / MPhil
  • Air Transport Operation, Safety and Maintenance PhD / MPhil
  • Automotive Engineering PhD / MPhil
  • Energy Engineering PhD / MPhil
  • Mechanical Engineering PhD / MPhil

The Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department has strong expertise in the area of Fluids Engineering. Research can be performed in topics related to:

  • Computational and experimental fluid dynamics and their applications to IC engines
  • Compressors and turbines
  • Various fluid machinery (injectors, pumps, propellers, fly wheels, marine systems)
  • Flow control
  • Boundary layer drag reduction
  • Supersonic flow
  • Energy conversion systems.

In the area of CFD expertise exists in the development of numerical methods and physical models for multi-phase flows and cavitation, turbulence modelling (LES and DNS), fluid-structure interaction, flow control, boundary layer drag reduction, phase-change processes (cavitation and vaporisation), liquid sprays and combustion processes. In the area of experimental fluid dynamics expertise exists in laser diagnostics (LDV, PDA, PIV, LIF among other) and instrumentation of various sensors for recording the performance of various machines.

Fees and funding

  • Full-time EU: £4,500 per year
  • Part-time EU: £2,250 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £9,600 per year
  • Part-time Non EU: £4,800 per year

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 7040 8116