We welcome speculative research proposals across all our degrees throughout the year.
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.
Integrated Model Based Engineering in Naval Systems Design
Working with BAE Systems Maritime, this research aims to investigate integrating spatial and functional models to ensure early concept design properties are upheld as the design develops in the systems engineering environment.
Deadline:31 December 2018
Through life assessment of design for lightweighting
The concept of lightweighting is driven by benefits gained from the automotive industry in terms of using materials other than steel, as a basis for reducing the overall vehicle weight, and subsequently reducing the operating costs and operational environmental impact.
Deadline:31 December 2018
Seamless tailored blanks for the automotive industry
To develop a way of producing aluminium seamless constant thickness tailored blanks with varying mechanical properties.
Deadline:31 December 2018
AHRC-funded PhD Studentship Opportunities 2019/20
The University of Strathclyde is part of a consortium of ten Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support PhD studentships at full RCUK rates.
Deadline:7 January 2019
Smart Hardware-embedded Data Processors for Rapid 3D Ranging & Imaging
The studentship is supported by the Datalab, Photon Forces, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering to cover UK/EU fees and stipends.