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Engineering: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #154 (QS) ,
Energy and Environment is a research theme within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Engineering research programmes (MPhil, PhD, EngD).

About

The wide ranging research theme of Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing incorporates cutting edge research which fosters innovation and sustainability, supports social and economic development, and contributes to improvements in health and quality of life by ensuring the safety and best performance of materials and structures.

The research work carried out under the Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing theme develops, validates and verifies reliable models alongside robust, accurate and efficient simulation tools to describe and understand complex non-linear systems, both natural and engineered, on a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, with an emphasis on advanced materials and structures.

The research also focuses on the development of innovative, advanced and environmentally friendly technology, together with its effective and sustainable implementation via suitable hardware, software or management systems to applications within the transport, energy generation and manufacturing industries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing theme is made up of four specialist research areas:

  • the Advanced Materials and Computational Mechanics Group
  • the High Value Manufacturing Group
  • the Mechanical and Structural Performance Group
  • the Tribology and Contact Mechanics Group.

Close involvement with industry ensures that the research has both relevance and meaning. This focus on applied research enables us to work with some of the world’s most renowned global engineering companies, whilst also contributing to the needs of the local region.

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:

                  6.5

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                • Minimum required score:

                  90

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                General Requirements

                • We are seeking to admit students whose potential to benefit from our research-led learning and teaching can be demonstrated through a range of qualifications and achievements.
                • You will need to satisfy the relevant Admissions Tutor that you have met, or will meet, the necessary academic and non-academic criteria required for the programme of study. Able applicants who have not followed a focused programme of study will also be considered. Applications are considered on their individual merits.

                Tuition Fee

                Living costs for Cardiff

                • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                  Living Costs

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