Manufacturing Technology EngD

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Qualification
EngD Manufacturing Technology
Duration
Usually completed over a period of 4 years
Entry requirements
2.1 (or international equivalent) and / or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject
IELTS
6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
School/department
Faculty of Engineering
EngD
Other requirements
None

 

Overview

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is an alternative to the traditional PhD. It is more closely related to the needs of industry and provides a more vocational doctorate degree. It encourages the development of innovative thinking while tackling real industrial problems.

The four year EngD programme integrates an industry based doctoral research project with high-quality training which develop skills in core technology subject areas, research methods, project management, quality assurance, technology acquisition, supply chain management and professional development. Engineering Researchers may also spend time using the world-class facilities at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

As part of the EngD you will undertake a bespoke, structured masters-level taught programme, and work on a strategic industrial research
project with the industrial partner.

This course requires a 2.1 or international equivalent and / or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element).

 

Facilities

The MTC is based in Ansty, near Coventry. It is a world-class facility with cutting-edge equipment and expertise to bridge the gap between research and industrial application. Research Engineers on the MTEDC will have access to pre-production demonstrators to test and validate research before it goes into commercial production.

The purpose-built 12,000m2 facility was established with £40.5million grant from the UK regional development agencies with additional support from key UK manufacturers and research organisations. £15 million is being invested in state-of-the art, industrial-scale equipment to underpin R&D activities, and 100-150 highly skilled staff will eventually be employed. 

At Nottingham students of the EngD have access to all the facilities on campus. The faculty has world-class facilities for design, manufacturing, assembly, measurement, testing and modelling as well as a proven track record in delivering high quality research, leading to numerous patents and high impact peer reviewed publications. Research in the faculty focuses on the development of innovative safe and sustainable technologies in the fields of manufacturing, harvesting and conserving resources.

 

Research support

Support for postgraduate research students is coordinated through the Faculty Research Office. Each PhD student will have a main academic supervisor and at least one additional supervisor. Regular formal supervision meetings, usually once a month, will take place with one or both of your supervisors. We also provide academic postgraduate advisors and student PGR reps who are available if you have a query about procedures relating to research study, are concerned about your progress or the facilities available.

All PhD students are enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering Training Programme, this is a structured programme of training drawing on formal external frameworks such as Joint Skills Statement, the Research Development Framework (RDF) and the Research Council guidance. The Engineering and Science Research Council (EPSRC) has recognised our Faculty programme as a sector leading standard of postgraduate research development and training.
 

Find a supervisor

We encourage you to get in touch with a member of academic staff about your research proposal before submitting an application. They may be able to help you with your proposal and offer support to find funding opportunities in your area.

Engineering supervisors, including their research interests and contact details, can be found on our find a PhD supervisor page.

Details of research supervisors at the University can also be found on our research A to Z.

 

Fees and funding

Eligible (UK/EU) research engineers receive a generous scholarship, including a tax-free stipend each year plus a study package (EU applicants may not be eligible for the stipend, depending on residency).

For further information, please contact: manufacturingengd@nottingham.ac.uk

Tuition fees

  • Please visit our tuition fees section and select 'postgraduate research tuition fees' under 'New postgraduate students' for full tuition fees information.

General funding information and advice

  • Details on internal and external funding opportunities for UK, EU and international students, as well as how to apply, and deadlines, can be found on the Faculty of Engineering website.

Government loans for doctoral study

  • The Government recently introduced doctoral student loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent research programmes. Applicants must ordinarily live in England.

Doctoral Training Programme funding opportunities

Research scholarships

  • Research scholarships are available for outstanding international and EU students. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

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Careers

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research) and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career. We are one of the top ten universities targeted by the largest number of top graduate employers in 2018-19 (The Graduate Market in 2019).

The Faculty of Engineering has excellent links with industry. You will have access to the Graduate School's Researcher Development Programme offering training and development. You will receive support from supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, as well as dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service. Careers and Employability offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

Completing a research degree with us will ensure that you develop transferable skills that will be beneficial in a number of different careers. Graduates within the faculty have gone on to have successful careers as:

  • Researchers
  • Production managers and directors
  • IT and telecommunication professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Science, engineering and production technicians
  • Natural and social science professionals
  • Teachers, lecturers and educators 
  • Various other roles in engineering and architecture

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Our graduates have gone on to work for:

  • BAE Systems
  • Bentley
  • GE Aviation
  • Goldmann Sachs
  • E.ON
  • Malvern Instruments
  • Shell Nigeria Exploration Company
  • Unilever Ghana
  • ARC Energy
  • Escola Superior Gallaecia
  • Sokoto Energy Research Centre
  • Thermacore Europ
  • URS

As well as many other employers.

Average starting salary and employment rate

In 2017, 94.2% of postgraduates in the faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £29,000 with the highest being £100,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

 
 

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This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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