Research course

Offshore Renewable Energy (Industrial Doctorate Centre)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Engineering
Qualifications
EngD

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Entry requirements

A UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent.

We will also consider your application if you have a UK 2:1 honours degree and a MSc degree with distinction, or their international equivalents, and substantial relevant work experience.
We expect you to have a good understanding of one or more branches of science or engineering and some relevant research experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The EPSRC Industrial CDT for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) is a partnership of the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter, together with the Scottish Association for Marine Science.

IDCORE’s four-year engineering doctorate programme is a doctoral-level research and training programme, equivalent in academic standing to a conventional PhD, but achieved through research that is much more industrially focused. We recruit students from across engineering, science, technology, mathematics and other numerate disciplines. The integrated training programme in the first year will ensure all students are trained in electrical, offshore and mechanical engineering.
IDCORE addresses future challenges to develop leading technologies and train the world-class scientists and engineers essential for the UK to sustain its global lead in the ORE sector. It takes an integrated approach to the whole ORE system from the wind and oceans to the end user, with experts from many disciplines contributing to a taught programme delivered in a research environment using state of the art facilities.
Strong engagement with industry allows us to train the next generation of researchers and innovators to develop and deliver the necessary new technologies, know-how and capacity. IDCORE delivers:A UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent.
We will also consider your application if you have a UK 2:1 honours degree and a MSc degree with distinction, or their international equivalents, and substantial relevant work experience.
We expect you to have a good understanding of one or more branches of science or engineering and some relevant research experience.
  • A strong, focus on engineering, science and inter-disciplinary training to address the need to supply sustainable, affordable, and resilient energy contributing to industrial and economic growth while reducing carbon emissions.
  • Impact from excellent research in integrated vertical and cross-cutting inter-disciplinary themes from ocean to the end-user including: resource analysis; offshore energy generation & delivery technologies; data science & technology; materials science; marine science & environment; deployment and O&M strategies; autonomous technologies; bioenergy; energy storage; complementary energy vectors; energy policy; socio-economic impact; and, blue-energy literacy.
  • Training of research students throughout the full life cycle of research by providing an academic and industrial environment, spanning theory to practice and including responsible research and innovation, ethical engineering, data management, commercialisation, entrepreneurship, leader-ship and societal engagement skills.
You will be undertaking a project that tackles a genuine commercial problem in a real-world environment, offering the chance to develop both research and commercial skills. Projects are proposed by offshore renewable energy companies in areas agreed between the sponsoring companies and the IDCORE management in order to ensure that your work meets the standards needed for the award of an EngD. Students are matched with a research project at the beginning of the second semester of teaching programme (in January).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EngD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
idcore.admin@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 9023