Research course

Manufacturing Technology

University of Nottingham · Division of Manufacturing and Process Technologies

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is an alternative to the traditional PhD. It is more closely related to the needs of industry and provides a more vocational doctorate degree. It encourages the development of innovative thinking while tackling real industrial problems.

The four year EngD programme integrates an industry based doctoral research project with high-quality training which develop skills in core technology subject areas, research methods, project management, quality assurance, technology acquisition, supply chain management and professional development. Engineering Researchers may also spend time using the world-class facilities at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

The Manufacturing Technology Engineering Doctoral Centre (MTEDC) provides an intensive four-year postgraduate research programme in partnership with industry to address key challenges in advanced manufacturing engineering and transform the latest manufacturing research results into industrial technologies.

MTEDC is a partnership between:

  • The University of Nottingham
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Birmingham
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Airbus
  • Aero Engine Controls
  • Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty, near Coventry

As part of the EngD you will undertake a bespoke, structured masters-level taught programme, and work on a strategic industrial research project with the industrial partner.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Further details of qualification

Also available to study part-time

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151