The pace of development in engineering industry has dramatically overtaken the development of learning and teaching methods used in higher education institutions. There is a need for more teachers in Engineering in higher education institutions to advance learning and teaching methods and develop materials to meet the requirements and expectations of industry and academia; and to explore future directions of chemical engineering education.
This programme will provide research-led teaching and supervision integrated within the student’s doctoral studies; a thorough grounding in the philosophy, principles and practice of educational research in engineering, its application in learning and teaching, and a critical understanding of contemporary higher education in all its settings at department, institution, national and international levels.
This will be a broad and flexible research-based programme that will be relevant to professional teaching careers and is especially suited to someone who is seeking a career as a Lecturer with a focus on Teaching and Scholarship in Engineering. The programme aims to enable the PhD candidate to:
- Conduct high quality research into higher education in a supportive environment, with leading scholars in the field.
- Explore theories, policies, practices and new ideas with a view to their application in chemical engineering education.
- Acquire academic and scholarly understanding of contemporary issues and internationalisation in chemical engineering education - Develop practical skills in teaching, curriculum design and assessment.
- Disseminate results from the research through journal, HEA and conference publications, making this work available to the wider community.
If English is not your first language then you must have International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) certificate with an average of 6.5 or above and at least 6.0 in each component.