Engineering Doctorate EngD

1. Overview

An EngD Course provides outstanding candidates with an intensive broadly-based training programme undertaken in collaboration with industry. This will provide graduates with the ability to innovate and implement new ideas in practice, and enable them to reach senior positions in industry early in their careers.

Completion of the EngD programme will provide Research Engineers with the specific knowledge and skills that enable them to provide leadership in their specific disciplines.

The EngD Course will provide outstanding candidates i.e. the Research Engineers (REs), with an intensive training programme undertaken within an industrial partnership. This will enhance their ability to innovate and implement new ideas in practice, and enable them to reach senior positions in industry early in their careers.

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2. What you will study

  • A minimum of 540 credits defined within the Scottish Credits and Qualifications Framework
  • A taught element rated at 120 credits (at SHEM)
  • A project credit rated at 420 credits (at SHED)
  • Regulations that comply with QAA and EPSRC guidelines

Students are required to identify and complete four optional modules, to be chosen and agreed in conjunction with the Course Leader. Students are then permitted to undertake the two required Research Methods modules before progressing to the Dissertation Stage. There is an expectation that students undertaking the EngD will complete the course within a three to four year period. Students undertaking the EngD on a Part Time route are expected to complete in a maximum of 6 years. Detailed below is an example of the structure of the course based on the Full Time mode of delivery.

Stage 1

  • Subsurface
  • Wells
  • Facilities
  • Business Essentials
  • Principles of Research Methods
  • Planning, Organising, Evacuation and Dissemination of Research

Stage 2

  • Dissertation (Professional Doctorate)

Stage 3

  • Dissertation (Professional Doctorate)

3. How you will learn

On enrolment onto the course, each student is allocated a Principal Supervisor who will ensure that a composite Supervisory Team is established. The Principal Supervisor is responsible for providing day-to-day support, advice, encouragement, guidance and formatively assessing the work of the student. Within the taught elements of the programme, students will undertake individual and group based, collaborative activities and discussions as an important part of their learning process. The Masters elements will be delivered on a full time or part time basis, supported by seminars, tutorials, directed reading research activity and residential event. Further individualised coaching and support will be provided by a subject specific supervisor from the Team and/or by the Principal Supervisor.

Where learning is online, the student is part of a ‘virtual campus', and communication and interaction among the cohort will be a significant aspect of the learning process. In a collaborative learning environment however, the student is required to become an independent learner and take responsibility for when, where and how learning occurs.

4. Entry Requirements

Applicants to the EngD course will be established engineers or technologists in full-time employment. Ideally they will have at least four years of postgraduate industrial experience, and have reached a responsible technical position within their organisation.

The basic qualification for entry to a programme will normally be a First or Upper Second (2:1) first degree (or equivalent) from a UK academic institution, in a relevant discipline. In addition, it is likely that applicants will also have significant industrial experience OR an MSc in a relevant discipline.

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2018/2019

All Students

Full-time

  • £13,010 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,806 per academic year

For Academic Year 2017/2018

All Students

Full-time

  • £12,630 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,578 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

All Students

Full-time

  • £12,260 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,360 per academic year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

All Students

Full-time

  • £11,810 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,086 per academic year

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

Full-time

  • £11,430 per academic year

Part-time

  • £6,858 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

Full-time

  • £11,270 per academic year

Part-time

  • £6,762 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

Full-time

  • £10,865 per academic year

Part-time

  • £6,519 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • £10,600 year, full-time
  • £6,360 year, part-time

Disclaimer

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

6. How to apply

All applications should be made via the University's online application form for research students. Completed application forms should be accompanied by:

  • Two academic references
  • A transcript or mark sheet for all graduate qualifications
  • Certificate of English language competency score of IELTS 6.5 in each of the four test components (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) for applicants whose first language or language of university education is not English. Students who can demonstrate successful completion of tertiary (university or college) studies in a country whose national language is English, may be exempted from this requirement
  • A draft research proposal, or at least a short summary to indicate the potential area of research (Refer to Section 8 of the Application Form)

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7. Prospects

This programme will provide Research Engineers (REs) with experience of rigorous, leading edge research (in a business/industrial context). The competencies achieved will equip Research Engineers for a range if roles in industry. It will provide a mechanism and framework for high quality collaboration between academic groups and business by developing innovative thinking, while tackling real industrial problems.

An EngD Course provides outstanding candidates with an intensive broadly-based training programme undertaken in collaboration with industry. This will provide graduates with the ability to innovate and implement new ideas in practice, and enable them to reach senior positions in industry early in their careers. 

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Course Length

3 - 4 years full time
Max 6 years part time

Mode of Attendance

Full time or part time

Academic School
School of Engineering