Research course

Mechanical Engineering

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline. Please check our website for English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Division of Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics provides an exciting mix of research and teaching. Our staff make significant contributions to the field in research, teaching and knowledge transfer. Research is undertaken within four main groups, namely Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Innovative Engineering Design and Surface Engineering & Tribology, within which smaller specialised research sub-groups operate.

Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering group works in close collaboration with the Institute of Medical Science and Technology and clinical departments at the prestigious Ninewells Hospital and Medical School. There are two focus areas in our group; intelligent instrumentation and implant design.

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Biomaterials and tissue engineering research is focussed on the development of anti-bacterial nanocomposite coatings for surgical implants and biological substitutes which can restore, maintain or improve function of the damaged tissue most commonly found in age-related and chronic degenerative disorders. Close collaboration with College of Life Science, clinical departments at the prestigious Ninewells Hospital and Medical School and Dental School has led to joint projects funded by EC, DoH, EPSRC and BBSRC.

Innovative Engineering Design

Research within the Innovative Engineering Design theme is focussed upon automotive design, rapid prototyping and electromagnetic fluids. Research projects have attracted wide support from automotive, aerospace and medical industries.

Surface Engineering and Tribology

The Surface Engineering & Tribology group is focussed on the development and applications of novel surface coating technologies for automotive, aerospace, medical and oil-service industries. Research projects have attracted substantial support from EPSRC, EC framework, TSB and industrial partners.

Department specialisms

Biomedical Engineering Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Innovative Engineering Design Surface Engineering & Tribology

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Mrs Ann Robertson
+44 (0)1382 384342