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Engineering Doctorate (EngD) (2024 Entry)

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Find out more about this Engineering Doctorate.

Be part of a diverse research community striving to push the boundaries of science and technology.

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) at WMG, University of Warwick allows you to address current global challenges affecting industry today. With direct access to collaborators and employers, the EngD will enable you to work on live projects sponsored by companies and carry out innovative applied research to industrial relevant problems with academic excellence commonly associated with PhDs.

Course overview

The EngD at WMG, University of Warwick brings real-world industry insight through focusing your research on industry-based projects, whilst working with supervisors from both academic and industrial backgrounds.

Your final submission will be in the form of a portfolio, rather than a single project, allowing for a broader range of knowledge and innovation and the ability to stay ahead of the curve within the changing needs of industry.

Alongside your research, you will complete taught Master's-level modules to broaden your knowledge in best industrial practice and develop key competencies needed to succeed in industry today.

Teaching and learning

Taught modules are normally delivered in intensive one-week blocks by leading experts in the field. They are taught through a variety of learning activities: lectures, seminar work, syndicate group activities, practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. E-learning and forum activities are widely used to complement the learning process.

Modules are assessed by post module assignment, not exam, although for some modules there may be a test that will form part of the assessment.

General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

2:1 undergraduate degree and/or a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or a relevant subject.

Please see individual project adverts for any further requirements.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.

Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Our research

Research is at the heart of WMG. With many innovative research areas we offer a range of research degree topics so you can pursue your interests and passions. Our projects have strong links with leaders in global industry, meaning your research will be directly applicable to solve the challenges facing organisations today.

WMGs research themes

  • Automation Systems
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Battery Systems
  • Ceramics
  • Connected and Cooperative Autonomous Systems
  • Connectivity and Communications Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Digital Lifecycle Management
  • Electrochemical Materials
  • Energy Applications
  • Engineering Materials and Assembly
  • Health Informatics and Health Data Science
  • Healthcare Technologies and Biomedical Engineering
  • High Volume Automotive Composite Manufacturing
  • Human Factors
  • IV Sensors
  • Laser Beam Welding
  • Metrology and 3D Imaging
  • Nanocomposites
  • Plastics
  • Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
  • Secure Cyber Systems
  • Steels Processing
  • Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
  • Supply Chains
  • Verification and Validation
  • Visualisation

Full details of our research interests are listed on the WMG web pagesLink opens in a new window.

You can also read our general University research proposal guidance.Link opens in a new window

Find a supervisor

Find out more about our research areasLink opens in a new window and take a look at our current vacanciesLink opens in a new window to see the opportunities we currently have and their supervisors.

We also welcome informal enquiries, giving you the opportunity to discuss projects with supervisors to help you decide if it’s right for you.

Use the following links to find out more about our research groups and academics to contact if you are interested in a particular research area or complete our enquiry formLink opens in a new window.

You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor.Link opens in a new window

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

Research course fees

Fee Status Guidance

The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.

If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.

Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, there may be general associated costs such as:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits*
  • Dissertation binding*
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

* - Dissertations and Assignments are only submitted digitally. However students may wish to print and bind their dissertation for their own purposes. Students on some courses will have a final poster presentation as part of their project and the printing of posters will be at the students’ expense.

Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships and financial support

Find out about the different funding routes available, including; postgraduate loans, scholarships, fee awards and academic department bursaries.

If you are able to self-fund your studies, then we can consider self-proposed research projects if they align with WMG research areas.

WMG Excellence Scholarships

WMG funding opportunities

WMG will be awarding over £1million in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes

Living costs

Find out more about the cost of living as a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick.

Additional funding information

We have a number of research projects available which are fully or partially funded. The majority of these are for UK/EU applicants, though occasionally we advertise positions that are also open to overseas applicants. Please refer to specific project descriptions for details. See our Research Degree opportunities here.

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Having forged strong links with global companies through 42 years of collaborative research and development, we really understand the global market you’ll be operating in, and have designed our programmes to match.

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How to apply

The application process for courses that start in September and October 2024 will open on 2 October 2023.

For research courses that start in September and October 2024 the application deadline for students who require a visa to study in the UK is 2 August 2024. This should allow sufficient time to complete the admissions process and to obtain a visa to study in the UK.

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