Ph.D. On Campus

Engineering: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

Cardiff University

36 months
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The wide ranging research theme of Engineering: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing from Cardiff University 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 Engineering: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing theme  from Cardiff University, 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.

Programme Structure

The main research areas include:

  • Advanced Materials and Computational Mechanics
  • Tribology and Contact Mechanics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Advanced manufacturing technologies
  • Micro/nano manufacturing
  • Intelligent and knowledge based systems
  • Smart systems.
  • Projects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications to self-funded PhD projects will be considered on an ongoing basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Suitable for graduates in engineering and related subject areas such as physics, mathematics, earth sciences and computer science.
  • Exam results (copies of original certificates or transcripts and English translations, if necessary, to prove you have the qualifications listed on your application form)
  • References: some programmes require one or two references (usually at least one from a recent lecturer or professor) – you can ask your referee to download and fill out our Referee report form or obtain a signed and dated reference on headed paper
  • Personal statement (some programmes require a specific personal statement, so check the entry requirements for your programme)
  • Research proposal (for research students who are not applying for listed projects)
  • English Language certificates (for applicants whose first language is not English) 

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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