Research course

Engineering

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree.

Months of entry

October

Course content

We undertake research in a wide range of engineering subjects, from materials engineering and energy to acoustics, built environment, manufacturing, electronics and nanotechnology. Our research is diverse and contributes to disciplinary, and multi-disciplinary projects. Our research underpins our teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

The Built Environment group has a particular interest in environmental and social sustainability in the design and construction of the built environment. The group members are from diverse backgrounds including architecture, engineering, social science, planning and design.

In the area of Engineering Design we undertake research at the interface between design and manufacturing, for example in product development processes and design margins.

The Manufacturing group undertakes research in design for manufacture, additive manufacturing, and diffusion bonding.

The Nanotechnology group focuses on the revolutionary opportunities associated with nanomaterials and nanoscale engineering and works closely with the School of Life, Health, and Chemical Sciences.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School
Email
research-degrees-office@open.ac.uk