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Skills, Technology, Research and Management for the UK Water Sector (STREAM), EngD, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #141 (QS) ,
The Skills, Technology, Research and Management for the UK Water Sector (STREAM) EngD at the Newcastle University is a combination of research and industrial training. Through your research you will have the opportunity to evolve techniques to tackle today's water sector challenges such as climate change, increasing populations, energy efficiency, and pollution control.

About

This specialist Skills, Technology, Research and Management for the UK Water Sector (STREAM) EngD at the Newcastle University is a four year research degree awarded for industrially relevant research. Compared to a PhD, this programme provides a more vocationally oriented approach to obtaining a doctorate in engineering The programme is made up of three components:

  • acquisition of advanced technical skills through attendance at Masters' level training courses
  • tuition in Transferable Skills and Educational Leadership (TSEL) modules
  • a doctoral level research project

You will spend the majority of your time in industry developing scientific and engineering techniques and management skills. The scope and topic of your project will vary depending on your subject background, research interests and the company you are working with. You will be allocated at least one academic and one industrial supervisor.

Facilities

The School has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cost Engineering
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Principles
  • Process Science and Engineering
  • Asset Management Policy and Strategy
  • Risk Management and Reliability Engineering
  • Group Design Project

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A 2:1 honours degree and/or master's degree in:

  • environmental engineering
  • microbiology
  • related environmental and life sciences 
International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:

  • If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Tuition Fee

  • This programme is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

This programme is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).  If your application is successful, you will be supported by a STREAM EngD studentship  (see below under UK/EU students) which will pay the tuition fee in full. If you are from the UK you will also receive a stipend to cover living costs each year. 

You can read more about our tuition fees and discounts available.

Newcastle University has guaranteed that EU students entering our University in 2017 will pay the UK (Home) rate of fee for the full duration of their course.

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