University of Strathclyde
Faculty of Engineering
Design Manufacture and Engineering Management
50 Richmond Street
Design Manufacture and Engineering Management
The Programme is part of the new Advanced Manufacturing Industrial Doctorate Centre (AMIDC) a new centre for learning within the University of Strathclyde and funded in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is an opportunity for students and graduates to carry out in depth study and research within advanced manufacturing techniques, forging and forming. Students & Graduates: This programme will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of manufacturing issues, gain industrial experience and to learn how to expertly communicate and implement viable real-world engineering solutions. Programme Details EngD research focus is related to resolving sponsoring industry’s key manufacturing challenges. These challenges will be outlined in a Project Proposal, the EngD student will work with their industry to develop a programme of work to develop new knowledge and build experiments to test ideas and investigate potential solutions. This is a unique opportunity to work on advanced manufacturing production techniques with the time and flexibility to explore different solutions. Each project will be different; each EngD student will be responsible for deciding on how approach and build their research project. Influenced from an academic and industrial perspective, EngD students will have the opportunity to develop research in cutting edge fields and create a positive impact on current manufacturing challenges. Industries involved in the programme may be part of the following sectors: Aerospace, Automotive, Marine, Energy and others. Rationale of programme The UK’s manufacturing sector is essential for the growth of the UK Economy, as it stands metals manufacturing creates £17 billion of extra value for the UK economy. UK Government is now focused on maintaining and increasing the value of manufacturing in the UK economy, through the innovation of new technologies and the advancement of current technologies. The AFRC is already has involvement in Technology Strategy Boards funded High-Value Manufacturing Technology Innovation Centre (HVM TIC). Through funding programmes such as this EngD programmes, we plan to support a new generation of engineers equipped academically and with industrial experience to create a more effective UK manufacturing economy. One way of approaching this is to create manufacturing research projects for EngD students based on current industry’s challenges, to cultivate ideas and increase technology readiness levels (TRL). What are the benefits of an EngD? •Accelerated Career Development; •Knowledge & skill used by Industry or Government; •Developing transferable skills enhancing employment value; •Building connections across industry and academia. What do I need to have to apply? We require applicants to have a 2.1 BEng or BA or Masters level qualification, alongside a CV and Research Proposal. We are also looking for a clear interest in learning and carrying out research in advanced manufacturing techniques. All graduates with an engineering, metallurgy or science degree are encouraged to apply. What would I study? You would be studying and carrying out research on a specific industry`s manufacturing challenge. Initially you would study a range of classes and then apply this new knowledge within your research area to develop a research thesis. What support is available? EPSRC will provide support to eligible candidates this is reinforced with further support from a company that will effectively be sponsoring you during the four year programme. Support will cover all academic and training costs. Provide an annual stipend of £15K (tax free). Fees & Funding: There are opportunities for funding for eligible applicants, below is the criteria as dictated by the EPSRC: •UK applicants are eligible to apply for the full scholarship (covering fees and stipend) •The annual tax-free stipend of around £15,000. •EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for 3 years or more are also eligible for the full (stipend and fees) scholarship. •EU applicants who have not been resident in the UK for 3 years or more are eligible for fees only support. •For more information on Strathclyde University tuition fees please click here: Tuition Fees •Other criteria for Eligibility for more information on eligibility please visit the EPSRC studentship pages. Overseas applicants are not eligible for EPSRC funding support as part of this programme, but can apply for partial University funding or on a self funded basis.
Accreditation:MSc: First- or second-class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent) in engineering, technology, business or a similar discipline. Candidates with lesser qualifications who have appropriate professional or industrial experience may also be eligible for entry to postgraduate diploma.
International Student Requirements:MSc: First- or second-class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent) in engineering, technology, business or a similar discipline. Candidates with lesser qualifications who have appropriate professional or industrial experience may also be eligible for entry to postgraduate diploma.
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Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes