Ph.D. On Campus

Engineering and Tribology

Anglia Ruskin University

12 months
13500 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
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Complete your Engineering and Tribology research degree at Anglia Ruskin University with a highly experienced group that works closely with industry on theoretical and applied research. Benefit from expert guidance and first class facilities.


Your programme will be supported by our Engineering Analysis, Simulation and Tribology (EAST) group, which embraces the core disciplines of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

As one of our research students, you’ll be immersed in an innovative, highly equipped research environment, with your thesis project supervised and supported by an expert team.

This team has strong industry connections which could benefit your studies, including collaborations with The Ford Motor Company, Cellbond Composites, Anotronic Ltd and Rolls Royce.

Learning outcomes

Much of Engineering and Tribology research at Anglia Ruskin University focuses on the study of non-linear problems as applied to mechanical energy absorbers, from localised shell and panel buckling to simplified models with modified material cards.

We’re very much at the forefront of modelling these events in vehicles and impact barriers during crash tests, using HYPERWORKS, LS-DYNA 3D, ANSYS and PAMCRASH.

This has given us a high profile in the motor and other engineering industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modelling of renewable energy bio-mass gasification, algae and solar evaporation systems
  • Tribological life cycle (wear and scuffing) analysis
  • Boundary lubrication ‘clean technology’ aspects of internal combustion engines
  • Theoretical research into convection in tube bundle cross-flow optimisation and jet flows
  • CFD and finite element studies (simulation tools).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
  • PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
  • Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK & EU students, 2018/19 (Part-time, per year): £2,130
  • International students, 2018/19 (part-time, per year): £6,300

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 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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