Electronic & electrical engineering doctoral programme degrees

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 scheme promoted by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

It combines pioneering PhD level research with advanced skills training, to allow students to work on cutting-edge engineering or technology research and development work, pertaining to real industrial problems or needs. The research is proposed by the industrial partner and is normally located at the company’s site. Students are co-supervised by an industrial and academic supervisor, and submit a doctoral thesis.

What is an Industrial Doctorate?

An Industrial Doctorate is an industrially focused threeyear 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. Their research will focus on problems/challenges relevant to the company and will be co-supervised by a company and academic supervisor.

Find out more about the Industrial Doctorate.