Research in Engineering MRes/MPhil/PhD

1. Overview

The ethos of research in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University is to develop original ideas through to applications, with particular emphasis on implementation for wealth creation and life quality improvement.

We have several laboratory suites specifically designed for research. The University promotes a dynamic environment without traditional discipline-related barriers, which has benefited the development of multi-disciplinary Research Groups which are Well Engineering, Multiphase Flow Modelling, Condition Monitoring, Advanced Materials.

2. What you will study

The University can offer Engineering research degrees in the following broad areas:

Advanced Materials

  • Biomaterials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Composites
  • Advanced Carbon Materials

Membrane and Process Technology

  • Membranes and Reactors for Hydrogen and Hydrocarbon Processing

Well Engineering

  • Production Optimisation in Unconventional & Complex Reservoirs
  • Produced Water Management
  • Heavy Oil Production

Instrumentation

  • Ultrasonic Instrumentation
  • Acoustic Emission
  • Medical Instrumentation

Environmental Engineering

  • Environmental Sensing and Remediation
  • Wind and Tidal Power
  • Design and Modelling
  • Infrastructure and Distribution Design
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Video Communications

Video Coding

  • Compression and Transmission

Flow Modelling

  • Mechanistic Models for Sand Transport
  • Erosion
  • Flow Assurance
  • Transport through Reservoir Rocks
  • Multiphase Flows for Oil and Gas
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Complex Flows

3. Entry Requirements

A first or upper second class honours degree of a University of the United Kingdom, or degree equivalent qualification from an overseas University, subject to the approval of Robert Gordon University.

Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants will normally register for an MSc/PhD or MRes/PhD with transfer to PhD dependent on satisfactory progress. However, applicants who already possess a Masters degree which includes a significant research component could be registered directly for a PhD, subject to a satisfactory research proposal, and clear evidence of research expertise.

Any applicant whose first language or language of previous University-level instruction is not English must normally demonstrate competence in English. This should be a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

4. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,195 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,520 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £15,180 per academic year

Part-time

  • £9,108 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,052 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,435 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £14,740 per academic year

Part-time

  • £8,845 per academic year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,996 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,400 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £14,200 per academic year

Part-time

  • £8,520 per academic year

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,340 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £13,750 per academic year

Part-time

  • £8,250 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,340 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £13,350 per academic year

Part-time

  • £8,010 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,828 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,297 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £3,828 per academic year

Part-time

  • £2,297 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,900 per academic year

Part-time

  • £7,740 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £ 3,400 year full time
  • £ 2,040 year part time

International Students

  • £12,600 year full time
  • £7,560 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

 

5. How to apply

All applications should be made via the University's application form for research students.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by:

  • Two academic references
  • A transcript or mark sheet for all graduate qualifications
  • 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)
  • For applicants whose first language or language of university education is not English -Certificate of English language competency score of IELTS 6.5 in each of the four test components (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking). 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

 

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MRes/MPhil/PhD

Start Date

September/January

Course Length

MRes/MSc-Full time-1 year; Part time-24 months PhD-Full time-3 years; Part time-60 months

Mode of Attendance

Full-time