Research course

Engineering (General)

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

Why take this course?

The Department of Engineering conducts research in response to practical demands in defence, healthcare, manufacturing, marine and service industries, which is supported by grants from the EPSRC, the MRC, the Royal Society, EU, MOD, industry and UK charities. Our ever-evolving range of specialist areas leads research students to successful professional engineering and technological careers.

Our students come from all over the UK and many other parts of the world. They are conducting research on a range of subjects including electronics, computer engineering, control and automation, telecommunications, data communications, computer networks and internet technology. Research in the field of Engineering can also be linked to: Computer Science, and Civil Engineering and Surveying.

Research Centres and Groups

MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF MATERIALS (MBM)

Mechanical Behaviour of Materials (MBM) is our primary research centre. It has an international reputation for applied research into fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and components. It is also a leading centre for applied research into biomechanics and biomaterials in musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and biological systems.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

In Mechanical Engineering we have six research groups: Aerospace Materials; Biomechanical Engineering; Design Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Advanced Polymers and Composites; Thermo-Fluid, Petroleum and Energy Engineering.

INTELLIGENT AND NETWORKED SYSTEMS

There are four research groups in Intelligent and Networked Systems : Engineering Education; Intelligent and Autonomous Systems; Systems Engineering; Telecommunications and Networked Systems.

THERMO-FLUID, PETROLEUM AND ENERGY ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP

The Thermo-Fluid, Petroleum and Energy Engineering research group includes: Computational Fluid Mechanics, Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer, Thermal and Renewable Energy Systems, and Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery Flow Assurance.

Module Details

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Research areas include:

  • Aerospace materials
  • Biomechanical engineering
  • Design engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Polymers
  • Composities
  • Mechanical behaviour of materials
INTELLIGENT AND NETWORKED SYSTEMS

Research areas include:

  • Engineering education research
  • Intelligent and context-aware systems
  • Systems engineering
  • Telecommunication and networked systems
  • Control, robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Embedded and distributed systems
  • Mobile and fixed terrestrial, and satellite communications
THERMOFLUID, PETROLEUM AND ENERGY ENGINEERING

Research areas include:

  • Computational fluid mechanics
  • Multiphase flow and heat transfer
  • Enhanced oil and gas recovery
  • Flow assurance
  • Thermal and renewable energy systems

Student Destinations

Doctoral graduates are highly-skilled researchers that make an impact in a range of sectors. They benefit from high employment rates and, on average, earn more than holders of undergraduate and Masters degrees. A doctorate demonstrates to employers that you are intelligent, capable and motivated, and that you have advanced technical and research skills.

In addition to supervision from experts in the field, you will be supported to become an internationally employable doctoral graduate. You will also develop skills that are desirable to employers including critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.

Fees and funding

UK students
Home/EU/CI full-time students: £TBC p/a* Home/EU/CI part-time students: £TBC p/a* *All fees are subject to annual increase
International students
International full-time students: £15,100 p/a* International part-time students: £7,550 p/a* *All fees are subject to annual increase

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Centre - Faculty of Technology
Email
tech-enquiries@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 2993