2:1 (or international equivalent) and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject. Apply via the Research Centre in Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE) before enrolling at Nottingham: www.rcnde.ac.uk/home-cdt
Months of entry
The Research Centre in Nondestructive Evaluation (RCNDE) is an EPSRC-sponsored collaboration between industry and academia to coordinate research into Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies, and to ensure research topics are relevant to the medium to longer-term needs of industry.
The Centre is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a collaborative venture involving, Bath, Bristol, Imperial College London, Nottingham, Strathclyde and Warwick universities as well as a range of industrial partners.
Industrial partners in the ENGd include large companies such as Airbus; NNL; BAE Systems; BP; EDF, E-ON, Network Rail; RWE; Npower; Rolls-Royce; Serco; Shell; QinetiQ; and Renishaw. There are also a similar number of smaller companies involved. Successful candidates work closely with their chosen sponsor, normally carrying out the majority of project work at that company.
Non-Destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies are crucial to achieving greater integrity and safety performance across all aspects of engineering and is fast becoming a fully integrated part of the engineering life cycle.
Research encompass a broad range of technical disciplines, and additional academic collaborations ensure gaps in technology and expertise are filled. Industrial membership is open to all organisations, and is primarily intended for industries in which NDE plays an important role for:
• ensuring the safety of structures, machinery and infrastructure
• minimising environmental risks and impacts of process plant &
• enhancing the reliability of components, equipment, systems &
The EngD is aimed at both new graduates and those who have already worked in industry. The four year doctorate programme combines advanced knowledge and professional development training modules with company-based research. The research may comprise of a single project or a series of linked projects relating to advanced NDE technology.
For a more extensive overview, please If you apply to a PhD programme, you will generally need to hold an honours degree at 2:1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject. visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.
Information for international students
English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).
Fees and funding
The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.
There is also funding information on the Faculty of Engineering web pages.
For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
- +44 (0) 115 951 5151