Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree in engineering or science or have an appropriate MSc qualification. If English is not your first language, you may be required to take English language and other tests as decided by the centre prior to an offer being made.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter, in conjunction with a number of other universities, offers a professional industrial doctorate for those interested in urban water management, artificial intelligence, hydroinformatic tools or water research in general.

An EngD is a four year research degree awarded for industrially relevant research, the degree provides a more vocationally oriented approach to obtaining a doctorate in engineering commensurate with that of a PhD.

The EngD programme will allow you to receive postgraduate-level technical and transferable skills training at five leading UK universities in the water research field. This university collaboration forms the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-funded STREAM centre (the industrial doctorate centre for the water sector).

The idea of STREAM is to enable researchers to develop new and innovative solutions to problems encountered by engineers, chemists and operators and this industry-driven approach to research results in a degree programme that is informed by the knowledge and skills needs of the water sector.

The modules are designed to allow you to expand your basic knowledge of real-life problems and the programme gives the opportunity to gain the practical experience required by leading employers. You will have the opportunity to undertake study visits to leading overseas academic research groups and a yearly symposium enables all STREAM research engineers to present their work to sector stakeholders.

A number of four-year EPSRC-funded studentships are made available to allow doctoral-level research to be conducted while working directly with industrial partners in the water sector.

Department specialisms

Students can expect to spend around 75% of their time on a research option chosen from seven areas of expertise: Asset management Inlets, outlets and interactions Instrumentations and control Potable water Sewer processes Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400
International students
£23,000

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

EngD

distance learning
48 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Admissions
Email
emps-pgr@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 722730