The IDCORE is a partnership of the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter, and Strathclyde, Scottish Association for Marine Science, and HR Wallingford. These UKs leading offshore energy research universities and institutes offer a world-class Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme in Offshore Renewable Energy. The IDCORE programme will:
Project Type: Engineering Doctorate
Please apply by completing the Online Application Form from our programme website.
EngD students are known as Research Engineers. They follow a programme based on three elements: 1) Postgraduate-level training 2) Transferable skills and engineering leadership 3) Research.
As a Research Engineer you will spend your first two terms of the four-year programme attending an intensive programme of 12 taught courses delivered at the University of Edinburgh. These first two terms provide you with the skills needed to survive within an industry environment and to get started on your research activities. You will be taught by staff from across the consortium and experts from industry. Practical courses will teach you important laboratory and fieldwork skills, while a group design project will help you to develop team working skills and use knowledge gained during the taught programme.
Following this initial period in Edinburgh you will join your sponsoring company to work as a researcher for rest of the programme. Your industrial research will be supplemented by summer schools delivered in Oban, Wallingford and Falmouth; and integrated studies in management, business, innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship, delivered online to maximise their relevance to your experience within your company.
As with traditional PhDs, at the end of your research work, assessment is by viva following the submission of either a doctoral thesis or a portfolio of related project work that will be examined for the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Offshore Renewable Energy.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK first-class degree, or its international equivalent. Students with an upper second class degree and a subsequent MSc degree with distinction or substantial relevant work experience will also be considered.
It is expected that candidates will have a good understanding of one or more branches of science or engineering and at least some relevant research experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, resourcefulness and a mature approach to learning.
UK/EU students: £3,900 per annum; Overseas students: £15,750 per annum
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