Research course

System Level Integration

Heriot-Watt University · School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

Preferred applicants are graduates of electronic engineering or computer science (BEng, MEng, BSc, MSc) with a First class or 2:1 honours degree. Applications must be supported by two references. Selection for funded entry is by formal interview at ISLI, followed by interviews with potential sponsors.

Months of entry

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

Course content

EngD is a four-year programme, placing emphasis on research within an industrial context. Students (known as Research Engineers) combine a research project, based with a UK sponsoring company, with accredited technical and business training. It is designed to appeal to ambitious and able graduates who aspire to managerial positions in industry.

Information for international students

International students are not eligible for any form of funding. ISLI will consider applications from candidates able to arrange their own funding for four years, but is unable to suggest organisations or companies that could provide such funding.

Fees and funding

Full funding is provided to all successful and eligible students from a range of funding sources.

Eligible students receive a tax-free income of c£19.5k pa for the duration of the programme. A substantial allowance is provided in addition to this income to attend conferences and training programmes worldwide.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Sian Williams
01506 469300
01506 469301