The Engineering Doctorate programme trains individuals who can not only innovate, but also implement that innovation. We refer to students on the programme as Research Engineers (RE). The four-year research programme leads to an EngD which is equivalent in research standing to a PhD. The EngD has additional the objective of training REs who can apply their research in innovative industries.
The programme combines taught course work in technical and business topics with a significant industry-focused research project, in collaboration with a sponsoring partner. REs split their time between the sponsoring organisation and UCL.
The EngD is open to graduates in any branch of architecture and engineering (or other relevant discipline), provided that they are articultate, well qualified and highly motivated.
The programme supports REs in a studentship mode, but it also supports current employees from industrial organisations seeking to enhance their R&D capabilities. This offers companies, including small, medium and large enterprises, a way to further research and development, while retaining highly sought after staff who wish to continue ther professional development.
The EngD Centre is embedded into a large and flourishing programme of doctoral research characterised by much existing interdepartmental collaboration and cross fertilisation, together with a close collaboration with industry over many years.
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