MPhil, PhD Mechanical & aerospace engineering

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Research opportunities

We're home to award-winning and internationally recognised research centres spanning energy, aerospace, fluids, structures and materials. Our work involves both the creation of new knowledge, and understanding and translating that new knowledge into the technologies of tomorrow.

The Department’s research, teaching and industrial support work is underpinned by state-of-the-art laboratories and local-access to a 3500-node region supercomputer.

You can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over three years.

You can study either degree in any of our research groups:

Our centres

Aerospace Centre of Excellence – contact: Professor Massimiliano VasileEnergy Systems Research Unit – contact: Professor Joseph ClarkeJames Weir Fluids Laboratory – contact: Professor Yonghao ZhangMechanics & Materials Research Centre

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Fees & funding

2020/21

All fees quoted are per academic year unless otherwise stated.

Entrants may be subject to a small fee during the writing up period.

Scotland/EU

TBC*
(2019/20: £4,327)

Rest of UK

TBC*
(2019/20: £4,327)

International

£20,900

Additional costs

Standard costs of:

  • thesis printing and binding (via University IT facilities and recommended bookbinders)
  • journal article publication fees
  • bench fees (for use of experimental facilities or consumables where applicable)

Other general costs are normally covered by a student's Research Supervisor, dependent on any specific project limitations.

Funding

Have a look at our scholarship search to find any funding opportunities available.

Postgraduate research opportunities

Search for all funded and non-funded postgraduate research opportunities.

Please note: the fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

*Fees have not yet been set by research councils.

Postgraduate research at the Strathclyde Doctoral School

The Strathclyde Doctoral School provides a vibrant and comprehensive student-centred research and training environment in order to grow and support current and future research talent. The School encompasses our four faculties and is committed to enriching the student experience, intensifying research outputs and opportunities, and ensuring training is at the highest level. As a postgraduate researcher, you'll automatically become a member of the Strathclyde Doctoral School.

Find out more about the Doctoral School

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Nishanth DONGARI mechanical and aerospace engineering pgr student

Nishanth Dongari

Strathclyde is a world-class university hosting researchers from all over the world and known as one of the best in the UK for engineering sciences.
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Zhang Yuxuan, mechanical and aerospace engineering student

Zhang Yuxuan

I was very curious about the life experience in a completely different culture. Strathclyde had a very good reputation in engineering so I took the opportunity without hesitation
Lu Wei - mechanical and aerospace engineering student

Lei Wu

The University of Strathclyde has a research culture of excellence with relevance and impact, and a long tradition of industry engagement.

Our research

Our research is carried out in award-winning and internationally recognised research centres in energy, aerospace, fluids and materials.

We apply our knowledge and understanding in mechanical & aerospace engineering (MAE) to solve challenges faced by industry and society.

Our research programmes have delivered projects from marine turbines for clean energy to lightweight material for efficient transportation. We have state-of-the-art laboratories and local access to a 3500-node region supercomputer.

Find out more about our research

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