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Disruptive technologies in chemical engineering education and training

The project will focus on how chemical engineering education and training may change in the next decade, comparing with other areas of engineering, science and related industry. Where are the opportunities or threats, what are the barriers and encouragers?

Number of places

1

Opens

12 February 2018

Duration

3 years

Eligibility

Students applying should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering/science or education discipline, and be highly motivated to undertake multidisciplinary research.

Project Details

There has been much recent discussion of the potential effects of technological advances on global employment, particularly in areas where rapid new advances in artificial intelligence (AI) may have impact. Meanwhile technologies such as AI and virtual reality, now available at mass-market commercial rates, have been discussed as potential disruptive advances for education and training.

All chemical engineering industry relies on high-level training whether for technicians, plant operators, chemical engineers or managers. This project seeks to tie together these emerging strands to explore how disruptive technology, game-changing employment shifts, and new global education and training markets will impact particularly in chemical engineering. The project will focus on how chemical engineering education and training may change in the next decade, comparing with other areas of engineering, science and related industry. Where are the opportunities, where are the threats, what are the barriers and what are the encouragers? The project will involve an inspiring mix of engineering, education, political and social research and will be of interest to students wishing to explore creative ideas for the future of education and training underlying one of the world’s major industrial sectors.

In addition to undertaking cutting edge research, students are also registered for the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development (PGCert), which is a supplementary qualification that develops a student’s skills, networks and career prospects.

Funding Details

This PhD project is initially offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with their own funding, or those applying to funding sources. However, excellent candidates will be eligible to be considered for a University scholarship.

Contact us

Ms Jacqueline Brown

+44(0) 141 574 5319

chemeng-pg-admissions@strath.ac.uk´╗┐

James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1XJ

How to apply

Apply for this PhD project here.

Please quote the project title in your application.