Research course

The Composites Centre, Aeronautics Department

Imperial College London · Department of Aeronautics

Entry requirements

First or upper 2nd-class undergraduate degree, or MSc in Science or Engineering

Months of entry


Course content

A collaborative activity involving the departments of Aeronautics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Physics. The administration of the centre is based in Aeronautics.

Graduates of our PhD programmes are active with industrial firms, universities and research establishments, not only within the aerospace sector, but in fields as diverse as deep-sea oil rigs, atomic reactors, submarine and ship design, bridge research, racing car and engine research, atmospheric pollution, and in many other aspects of industrial aerodynamics, structural analysis and materials.

Find out how to apply for a research programme.

Department specialisms

Interfaces; Failure Analysis; Joining and Repair; Mechanical Properties; Non-Destructive Evaluation; Polymer Blends; Structural Applications and Evaluation; Metal Matrix Composites; Ceramic Matrix Composites; Computer Modelling; Manufacturing.

Information for international students

Minimum language required as stated on college web site.

Fees and funding

EPSRC, industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    full or part time, internal or external.

Course contact details

PhD Admissions