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Manufacturing Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

We have 153 Manufacturing Engineering PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

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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A PhD studentship is available for the development of p-type flexible thin film transistor technology. This student will focus of the development of thin film materials and device fabrication processes. Read more

Continuous Extrusion Manufacturing for the Development of Pharmaceutical Products

Continuous manufacturing (CM) using Hot-melt extrusion (HME) coupled with 3D printing is an emerging processing technology in pharmaceutical industry due to its wide range of applications. Read more

Transport Maps for New Age of Global Turbulence PhD

We are recruiting a PhD student (FT, but open to PT and MSc by Research discussions) to conduct research in developing new maps for a world that is increasingly turbulent, changing with climate and geopolitics, and challenged by emerging technology. Read more

High-speed propulsion system aerodynamics PhD

Applications are invited for fully funded PhD studentship in the area of experimental aerodynamics for high-speed flows within the Centre for Propulsion an Thermal Power Engineering Centre at Cranfield University. Read more

Virtual Certification of Hydrogen-Resistant Materials PhD

Advances in computing, experiments, and information will continue to reshape engineering in the next decade. This PhD position will nurture a multidisciplinary innovator with the tools to unravel the future of Mechanics of Materials. Read more

Causal Machine Learning in Aerospace PhD

This PhD project will investigate the recent field of study of Causal Machine Learning, which aims to modify and augment Machine Learning by using Causal Analysis techniques as a way to solve its limitations. Read more

Developing a Ground breaking Wire-Directed Energy Deposition (w-DED) Technology for Printing Ultra-Thin Walls, Intended for Application in High-Tech Sectors

This PhD project aims to develop a groundbreaking wire-directed energy deposition (w-DED) technology for printing ultra-thin walls, intended for application in high-tech sectors such as healthcare, electronic devices, automotive, and aerospace. Read more

Optical monitor for gas leaks in renewable energy transportation and storage PhD

Be part of the energy revolution by joining our PhD programme in optical sensors. As the market for renewable energy increases, energy storage and transport will make increasing use of a new generation of liquefied gases. Read more

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