The coverage of most branches of engineering within a single large School makes it easy to pursue interdisciplinary research. Although there are no interim examinations, students are expected to complete a module in Research Methods. Submission of regular progress reports is required, monitored using progress panels established for each student. Students are encouraged to give seminars, publish their findings and to undertake laboratory demonstrating work.
Overarching research themes:
Our organisational structure connects our research with our study programmes to ensure quality research-led teaching. We have four disciplines shaping our framework, they are; Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical and Process, Systems and Information.
Our Civil and Environmental researchers work on a broad range of issues underpinning civil engineering. Combining modelling with practical experimentation, they tackle issues such as: sustainable housing; dynamic loading of structures; earthquake destabilisation of land; and pollution of waterways. Key specialisms: Ground Engineering, Structural Engineering and Water.
The Electrical and Electronic Engineering research group cover a range of Power, sustainability and improved communications that are at the heart of our Electrical and Electronic stream. Key areas of research include: artificial olfaction (or 'electronic nose'); electrical energy conversion; grid-scale energy storage; nanoscale communications; and quantum devices. Key specialisms: Communications, Electrical Power and Sensors and Devices.
Our Mechanical and Process Engineering research group are our largest and most diverse stream, their activities include; fluid mechanics, fire and explosion hazards, chemical engineering; precision and surfaces; 3D printing; and thermal energy technology. Key specialisms: Fluids and Modelling, Measurement and Machines, Reaction and Materials Engineering, Sustainable Thermal Energy Technologies.
The Systems and Information research group brings together expertise in: nonlinear and stochastic systems; modelling of human activity; neural engineering; telemedicine; imaging; and synthetic biology.
Much of the research undertaken is around health and security and the nature of the work means that many labs are cross-group. Key specialisms: Biomedical and Biological Systems, Information Engineering and Systems Modelling and Control
Full time: 3-4 years
Part time: up to 7 years
2:i undergraduate degree in a related subject or Master’s degree at merit level (or equivalent)
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £20,730 per year
Home/EU: £2,515 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £12,438 per year
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This information is applicable for 2017 entry.