EngD in Systems programme

AEngD logoEngD "in a nutshell":

What is the EngD programme?

The Engineering Doctorate, or EngD, provides a more vocationally oriented doctorate in engineering than the traditional PhD and is better suited to the needs of industry. The degree was introduced nationally in 1992 and is now well established and highly respected.  It combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in a range of related subjects. 

What are the Benefits?

There are substantial benefits for EngD graduates and employing companies:

Benefits for industry

Benefits for EngD graduates

What is Involved?

Students on the EngD programme are referred to as Research Engineers.  A company sponsors the Research Engineer to carry out four years of doctoral-level research on an innovative project or portfolio of projects of direct relevance to the company’s business. The Research Engineer will be fully integrated into the company and may either be employed by the company.  

The Research Engineer is advised by two academic supervisors (one with expertise in Systems, one with expertise in the technical area of the research project) and by an industrial supervisor based within the company.