Applicants must hold/achieve a minimum a 2:1 MEng or merit at Masters level or equivalent in engineering, physics or chemistry. Applicants without a master’s qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of readiness to pursue a research degree.
Months of entry
The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Composites Manufacture is a four-year postgraduate research programme, which integrates an industry-based research project with a taught programme in technical subjects related to composites materials, design, mechanics and manufacturing, as well as business skills and transferable skills training. Each EngD research project is designed around the sponsor company's research priorities.
The EngD programme is run by the Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) in Composites Manufacture, which is embedded within the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub. EngD students benefit from the use of cutting-edge equipment and expertise at the universities and at the National Composites Centre, which provides a world-class facility to bridge the gap between research and industrial application.
The IDC aims to provide the UK composites manufacturing industry with EngD graduates who are equipped with the advanced technical and leadership skills required for effective adoption of new knowledge and technologies in composites manufacture. The relevant industry areas include aerospace, automotive, marine, wind energy and construction.
Information for international students
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
Students are supported financially by a stipend including a company top-up (approx £22,124 per annum for four years). As the research component takes place at the industrial sponsor, this programme is not available to those requiring a tier 4 visa for study in the UK.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Industrial Doctorate Centre
- +44 (0) 117 456 1658