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Manufacturing Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 185 Manufacturing Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

PhD students in Manufacturing Engineering research a wide range of new processes and products that are used to create machines and other man-made items. Research in Manufacturing Engineering looks at how products are designed, produced and recycled, and the role of manufacturing in a globalised economy. 

What's it like to study a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering?

With a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering, you'll be working with an expert team to help drive research in areas such as energy and resource efficiency, robotics and automation, and sustainable manufacturing. You'll likely have some lab-based work, but much of your time will be spent working independently on your research project.

Possible research areas include:

  • Smart manufacturing
  • Manufacturing analytics
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Robotics and automation
  • Chemical processes and materials

Your research will likely have an industrial context, and you may have the opportunity to collaborate with local and national industry partners.

PhD in Manufacturing Engineering entry requirements

The entry requirements for a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering vary between universities, but you'll usually need a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, along with a Masters qualification. You will also need to submit a thesis proposal to be defended during your PhD.

PhD in Manufacturing Engineering funding options 

The main funding option for PhDs in Manufacturing Engineering is a UK Research Councils funding package, which covers the cost of tuition, a living cost stipend, and other costs such as tuition fees, training and support services.

If you don't have any attached funding, other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and graduate loans.

PhD in Manufacturing Engineering careers

Manufacturing Engineering is a diverse field, and the skills you'll gain during your PhD are highly transferable. You could apply for a research or development role at a local or international manufacturing firm, or continue into academia.

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Advanced Composites Structures FEA/CFD Modelling Design and Manufacturing

Introduction. The most common composite material consists of carbon or glass fibres that are bonded together with a polymer matrix and are often referred to as carbon or glass fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP or GFRP). Read more

3D microstructural imaging of aerospace alloys. - (ENG 1717)

About the project. Aim. Measure the microstructure and the crystallographic orientation of high value aerospace alloys through the volume of the samples by combining different laser ultrasound measurement techniques and large scale ultrasound propagation models. Read more

Microgravity Space Experiments on Alloy Solidification

University College Dublin (UCD) has recently taken delivery of a device from the European Space Agency (ESA) in which the solidification of alloys can be observed in real-time using X-rays. Read more

Evolving Engineering Designs

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Design and Simulation of Adaptive Product-Service System for Distributed Manufacturing

Product-service systems (PSS) aim to deliver value-in-use through integrated product and service solutions. Underpinned by sustainability research, PSS intend to produce a balanced approach to production and consumption. Read more

Acoustic Devices and Metamaterials

Two fully-funded PhD studentships will explore the development of new directional microphones and acoustic metamaterials using state-of-the-art 3D printing techniques developed at Strathclyde. Read more

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