EngD On Campus

Offshore Renewable Energy

The University of Exeter

48 months
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This internationally-leading joint Offshore Renewable Energy programme from The University of Exeter aims to meet the UK’s ambitious deployment targets for offshore renewable energy technologies.


An EngD is a four year research degree awarded for industrially relevant research, the degree provides a more vocationally oriented approach to obtaining a doctorate in engineering commensurate with that of a PhD.

Led by the University of Exeter at its Cornwall Campus and based at the University of Edinburgh, this EngD programme is delivered through a partnership with the universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter together with the Scottish Association for Marine Science and HR-Wallingford.

The Offshore Renewable Energy programme from The University of Exeter will allow you to receive postgraduate-level technical and transferable skills training at three leading UK universities in the renewable energy research field together with the Scottish Association for Marine Science and HRWallingford. This university and industry collaboration forms the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), RCUK Energy programme/ETI-funded Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE).

This degree is professionally accredited under licence from the Engineering Council. Visit the Professional accreditation tab for further information.


During the EngD programme, students will be undertaking a project that tackles a genuine commercial problem in a real-world environment.  This kind of broad training, alongside the development of research and commercial skills, will make EngD students extremely employable.

Research Engineers will spend 75% of the time throughout their project in industry, thereby developing successful networks and contacts for future employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cross-disciplinary Engineering Science 
  • Hydrodynamics of Offshore Renewable Energy Devices
  • Electromechanical & Electronic Energy Conversion Systems
  • Marine Renewable Resource Assessment
  • Economics Tools for Offshore Renewables
  • Marine Operations, Condition Monitoring and Reliability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most subject areas do no have specific deadlines for applications, though the majority of students start in September.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have, or expect to receive a first class honours degree or an international equivalent. Students with an upper second class degree and a subsequent MSc degree will also be considered. It is expected that candidates will have a good understanding of one or more branches of science or engineering and at least some relevant research experience. Equivalents to UK qualifications - this link takes you to a page in the University of Edinburgh website.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, resourcefulness and a mature approach to learning

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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