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Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 1,902 Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in Engineering is a journey towards becoming a pioneer in a field that shapes the future of society through innovation and problem-solving. This rigorous academic and research-oriented path allows candidates to delve deeply into their chosen engineering discipline, be it civil, mechanical, electrical, biomedical, or any other branch.

A PhD in Engineering is not just an academic degree; it's an opportunity to contribute to the cutting-edge technologies and sustainable solutions that address some of the world's most pressing challenges, from renewable energy and environmental preservation to healthcare advancements and beyond. Through these programmes, candidates are equipped with the skills to carry out sophisticated research, develop novel engineering technologies or methodologies, and contribute significantly to the advancement of their field.

Why complete a PhD in Engineering?

A PhD in Engineering offers the unique opportunity to engage in high-level research that has the potential to make a significant impact on technology, society, and the environment. These programmes provide a platform for candidates to push the boundaries of current engineering knowledge and practices, fostering innovation and discovery.

Students have the chance to work on complex, real-world problems, applying the latest research methodologies and technologies. The collaborative nature of these programmes, often involving partnerships with industry, government, and other research institutions, enriches the doctoral research experience, providing valuable networks and exposure to interdisciplinary and practical applications of engineering research.

In terms of employment, earning a PhD in Engineering positions graduates for leadership roles across a wide range of career paths in academia, industry, and government. In academic settings, they can contribute to the advancement of knowledge through teaching and research, mentoring the next generation of engineers.

In the private sector, PhD holders are highly valued for their advanced research skills and ability to innovate, leading to roles in research and development, project management, or technical consultancy. Meanwhile, in public sector roles, engineering PhDs contribute to policy-making, infrastructure development, and the implementation of technology solutions for public benefit.

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Exploring nutritional supplements to enhance coral reslience

In order to thrive and endure environmental challenges, corals, like all living organisms, necessitate exceptional nutrition. Although typically situated in nutrient-poor waters, corals possess the ability to extract nutrients from their surroundings to support their well-being. Read more

Binks Institute for Sustainability: Improving the Reliability and Economy of Anchors for Floating Offshore Wind Energy

As a part of efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the UK offshore wind turbine capacity had reached 13.7 GW by 2022, but a higher growth rate is required to meet the target of 50 GW of installed capacity by 2030. Read more

Solid polymer electrolytes for batteries and smart windows PhD

This research aims at development of solid polymer electrolytes for next-generation batteries and electrochromic smart windows. Batteries and smart windows are one of key technologies to improve energy efficiency and enable net-zero economies. Read more

Building Resilience: Investigating Progressive Collapse in Wooden Structures

Self funded project. 3 years start date October 1st 2024. Project Summary. The project aims to develop advanced computational models for simulating the progressive collapse behaviour of wooden structures under various loading scenarios. Read more

PhD in Mechanical Engineering - UMBRELA: Understanding of Multiaxial Behaviour of Emerging Lightweight Alloys for sustainable mobility.

Award summary. 100% home tuition fees covered and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £19,237 (2024/25 UKRI rate). International applicants are welcome to apply but will be required to cover the difference between Home and International fees. Read more

PhD in Chemical Engineering: Anti-fouling coatings for reduced waste

Award summary. 100% home fees covered and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £19,237 (2024/25 UKRI rate). International applicants are welcome to apply but will be required to cover the difference between Home and International fees. Read more

PhD in Mechanical and Systems Engineering: Manufacturing of the Next Generation All-Solid-State Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Award summary. 100% home fees covered and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £19,237 (2024/25 UKRI rate). International applicants are welcome to apply but will be required to cover the difference between Home and International fees. Read more

Sustainable active materials for next-generation lithium-free batteries PhD

This research aims at discovery and development of novel active materials for next-generation lithium-free batteries. Net-zero economies require high-capacity batteries to enable clean transportation and store renewable energy. Read more

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