IDCORE’s four-year engineering doctorate programme is a doctoral-level research and training programme, equivalent in academic standing to a conventional PhD, but achieved through research that is much more industrially focused.
It is designed to produce graduates who have a sound understanding of the business implications of industrial research. EngD students follow a programme based on three elements:
Our research accelerates the deployment of offshore wind, wave and tidal-current technologies, positioning the UK to meet its 2020 and 2050 targets for renewable energy generating capacity.
You will be undertaking a project that tackles a genuine commercial problem in a real-world environment, and offering the chance to develop thorough research and commercial skills. Projects are proposed by the offshore renewable energy companies. Project areas are agreed between the sponsoring companies and the IDCORE management in order to ensure that your work meets the standards needed for the award of an EngD. Students are matched with a research project at the beginning of the second semester of teaching programme (in January).
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You will spend the first two terms attending an intensive programme of 12 taught courses delivered by internationally renowned academic staff from the partner universities.
These first two semesters provide you with the skills required to get started on your research and to succeed in an industry environment. Practical courses teach important laboratory and fieldwork skills, while a group design project helps you develop teamworking skills and apply your knowledge.
At the end of the research work you will deliver either a doctoral thesis or a portfolio of related project work that is examined for the award of an EngD in Offshore Renewable Energy, which is a joint degree from the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and Strathclyde.
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Take IELTS test
A UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent.
We will also consider your application if you have a UK 2:1 honours degree and a MSc degree with distinction, or their international equivalents, and substantial relevant work experience.
We expect you to have a good understanding of one or more branches of science or engineering and some relevant research experience.
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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