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Supplementary regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Engineering (EngD)

This page contains the supplementary regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Engineering (EngD). Its content is relevant to staff and students across all of the UK, China and Malaysia campuses.

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Overview

The regulations for the EngD are those which govern the PhD except where the following modify or supplement them.
 

Admission requirements

1.   A candidate for the Doctor of Engineering must be a graduate of this or any other approved university holding a Bachelor's degree (normally first or second class Honours or equivalent) in an engineering or related subject.

2.   In keeping with the wording used by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council a candidate who is accepted onto the EngD programme shall be designated by this University as a Research Engineer.

 

Course of study

3.   A candidate for the degree of EngD must have pursued at this University a full or part-time course of study comprising a taught component and a portfolio of integrated research projects with a common theme carried out in industry and supervised by academic staff of this University. Completion of the EngD programme requires a minimum of two and a maximum of four years of full-time supervised study, and a minimum of four and a maximum of eight years of part-time supervised study.
 

Taught component

4.   The taught component will be taken at this University and at any other Universities which are members of the relevant research council or doctoral training centre/programme. The taught component requires the successful completion of up to 180 credits of modules as specified in the Centre's regulations, normally during the first two years of the course.

5.   The University's Regulations for Taught Master's Degrees, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate courses shall apply with regard to satisfactory progression on the taught element of the degree. For more information, please consult the following:

Postgraduate Taught study regulations

 

Progression

6.   Each Research Engineer will have at least two academic supervisors and one industrial supervisor.

7.   The University's policies with regard to supervision and annual review of progress shall apply, together with any further requirements specified by the centre/programme.

 

Thesis-pending period

8.   Submission must be made within 4 years from initial registration and accordingly the majority of candidates shall not be entitled to a thesis pending period after completing four years of registered study.
 

Submission of portfolio thesis

9.   The candidate shall submit a portfolio thesis for examination in accordance with the requirements of the research centre/programme.
 

Examination

10.   Candidates shall be examined by one Internal Examiner, one External academic Examiner and normally one External Examiner who is an industrialist.
 

Outcomes of examination

Includes: candidates who do not undertake or fail research portfolio

11.   The degree of EngD will be conferred on candidates who have successfully completed the taught component of the programme and have satisfied the Examiners as to the standard of the portfolio thesis.

12.   The Examiners may recommend to the University the following outcomes of examination:

    • Award of degree for which the student is registered, or
    • Award of the degree subject to correction of typographical errors within one month
    • Award of the degree subject to minor amendments to be completed within three months, or
    • Require the candidate to attend for a second viva voce examination and resubmit the same thesis (which may be subject to minor amendments to be completed within three months), or
    • Resubmit the thesis in a revised form within twelve months with/without attending a second viva voce examination, or
    • That no higher degree be awarded and that the candidate is not allowed to present him/herself again for examination for the degree for which the thesis was submitted.

13.   Candidates who either do not undertake or fail the research portfolio but successfully complete part or the whole of the taught programme may be considered for the following awards: Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or MSc (180 credits) depending on the specifications of the individual programme.

14.   Where a thesis has been resubmitted and/or a second viva voce examination has occurred, the Examiners may recommend to the University the following outcomes of examination:

    • Award of degree for which the student is registered, or
    • Award of the degree subject to correction of typographical errors within one month, or
    • Award of the degree with minor amendments to be completed within three months to the satisfaction of the internal examiner, or
    • Award of degree of MPhil without further conditions, or
    • Award of the degree of MPhil with minor amendments to be completed within three months
    • No higher degree awarded and no further examination opportunity.
 
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This content was last modified on 17 September 2021

 

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