We welcome speculative research proposals across all our degrees throughout the year.
- Submit a proposal or make an enquiry by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
DMEM Doctorate Programme
At DMEM we offer MPhil, PhD, Industrial Doctorate and Engineering Doctorate (EngD) post-graduate degrees. All of these pathways lie within our Doctorate Programme, which is aligned to our key research areas:
Our PGR students are located in a custom-designed research office, the Leonardo Suite, which facilitates the building of a strong research community and enables students from our range of disciplines to share ideas and learn from each other. Find out more about what our current PGR students are doing.
What is a PhD?
PhD degree programmes enable students to undertake cutting edge research work for a period of up to three-and-a-half years.
It’s expected the outcomes of this research will represent a significant and original advancement of knowledge in the chosen field and will be published in leading science and/or engineering journals, as well as in the end of programme doctoral thesis. PhD programmes can be self-funded or sponsored by industry, the University, a research council, or combination of these.
What is an EngD?
The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is a four-year doctoral research programme involving a significant taught component. The programme offers students and graduates a unique opportunity to carry out in-depth study and research in advanced manufacturing techniques, forging and forming. It provides ambitious and able students with the technical, business and personal development competencies needed to become the senior research managers of the future.
Unlike a traditional PhD, the EngD is focused on industry based research. On completion of the course, students will be awarded an EngD in Advanced Manufacturing: Forging & Forming, equivalent to a PhD.
The EngD programme is part of the Advanced Manufacturing Industrial Doctorate Centre (AMIDC), funded in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The AMIDC is a collaboration between the Advanced Forming Research Centre and our department. It focuses on developing new and enhanced manufacturing techniques within the forming and forging sectors.
Find out more about our EngD programme.
Why study an EngD?
The programme will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of manufacturing issues, gain industrial experience and learn how to expertly communicate and implement real-world engineering solutions. You'll get the chance to work with global industrial companies and enhance your CV. Unlike a traditional PhD, the EngD is focused on industry-based research, working at the centre or within the industrial sponsors’ facilities. Programme output is research-based solutions for industry identified manufacturing issues.
What is an Industrial Doctorate?
An Industrial Doctorate is an industrially-focused three-year equivalent research project and PhD education, conducted jointly by a private sector company, an Industrial PhD candidate and the University of Strathclyde.
The Industrial PhD candidate is employed by the company throughout the time enrolled at the University, with the employer covering the fees.
Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) programme
As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).
This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.
It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:
- the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
- the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
- the standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
- working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences
All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.
Development hot edge detection system for live evaluation of shape of large forged components
Working with the AFRC's Tier 1 members forging can create components that are stronger than those manufactured by any other metalworking processes. The manufacturing of high-integrity parts for critical applications brings important challenges and one of the main aims of this industry doctorate is to bridge this gap.
Deadline:30 December 2019
The Development of Automated Decision Making for Non Destructive Testing of Additive Manufactured Parts with BAE Systems Air
The outcome from this project will be an automated inspection and decision-making solution based around a machine learning approach which can be readily implemented at the industry partner, BAE Systems Air’s facilities.
Deadline:30 December 2019
Automation of metallographic microstructural analysis to support deployment of automated image analysis
Working with the AFRC's Tier 1 members, the aim of the proposed doctorate is to develop the image analysis tool that could be intelligent enough to fulfill the requirements from both academia and industry sectors.
Deadline:30 December 2019
Electrical Steels: Magnetic properties enhancement using alternative manufacturing processes
Working with the AFRC's Tier 1 Members this PhD proposal is a collaboration between Cogent-Power and AFRC on the development and advancement of electric steel (E-steel) technologies for electrical vehicles.