Research course

Mechanical Engineering

University of Surrey · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class degree in engineering or physical sciences, or equivalent overseas qualification, or a lower second plus a good Masters degree. Students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, subsequently confirmed as having PhD status.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

If you are intrigued by aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering materials, fluid mechanics, environmental flow and advanced vehicle development, our Mechanical Engineering Sciences research programmes will enable you to explore and learn more about the world around you. Our PhD and EPSRC CDT in MiNMaT EngD options, together with excellent facilities, will let you test the cutting-edge of science and make new discoveries.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Our research attracts funding from both industrial and government sources. There are a number of fully funded PhD studentships available to UK and EU nationals. Other sources of funding may also be available.

Qualification and course duration


full time
33-48 months
part time
45-96 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 686 128