The Engineering programme offered by The University of Edinburgh carries out world-class research and provide high quality training in research skills.
We ranked 1st in the UK for research power in Engineering in the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework, as part of a joint submission with Heriot-Watt University. The exercise also classified our research as internationally excellent or world-leading. Our facilities, grant income, awards and prizes are rated as internationally excellent and more than 94% of our research papers are published in high-impact, world-leading scientific journals.
Our world-leading research is conducted through our Research Institutes. This enables us to span across and connect between our core disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Electronics & Electrical Engineering.
Institute of Bioengineering (IBioE)
Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM)
Institute for Energy Systems (IES)
Institute for Infrastructure & the Environment (IIE)
Institute for Integrated Micro & Nano Systems (IMNS)
Institute for Materials and Processes (IMP)
Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids (IMT)
Our graduates are amongst the most highly sought-after candidates for academic, commercial or consulting positions, entering careers around the world.
The majority of our research graduates enter the engineering profession in a wide range of fields, including automotive, bioengineering, communications, medical imaging, engineering consultancy, fire safety, renewable energy, chemical processing, oil and gas, fast moving consumable goods, high-technology and the semiconductor industry.
Other graduates from our PhD programme continue to further research including postdoctoral fellowships, lecturing roles and research contracts in universities and research institutes.
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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You need the following GPA score:
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).
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PhD part-time fees
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