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MPhil/PhD Engineering

MPhil/PhD Engineering

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Introduction

As a researcher in the School of Engineering, you can benefit from the expertise of our academics and award-winning industry links. Research opportunities are available in a variety of areas relevant to today’s engineering industry.

The School of Engineering is a Centre of Industrial Research and Development Excellence, with expertise centred on core disciplines of mechanical engineering, bio-fuels and combustion engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, control and systems engineering, vehicle engineering and materials processing. During these programmes, you will have the chance to collaborate with industry on projects that can deliver tangible benefits to employers, the sector and society.

A range of training programmes are offered to support your development and enhance your skills. Research students are supported in publishing their work in conference proceedings and international learned society journals, and are encouraged to present their work as part of the University’s research seminar series.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

You can find detailed examples of our current research activity on the research section of our website: www.lincoln.ac.uk/engineering.

Opportunities for research within the School of Engineering exist in a range of areas within our core disciplines of:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
  • Laser Materials Processing.


Fully funded PhD studentships within the School of Engineering are advertised at: jobs.lincoln.ac.uk.

How You Study

As a research student, you will be allocated two academic supervisors and the College Research Degrees Board will monitor your progress.

You will be encouraged to participate in our research seminar series and in the University’s Graduate School and training programmes. The School will also support you in applying for funding to attend conferences, and in publishing your work in conference proceedings and refereed journals.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisors, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

How You Are Assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic to a group of academics. You are also expected to demonstrate how your research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

How To Apply

Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Entry Requirements

At least a 2:1 honours degree or a Master's degree.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Professor Chris Bingham
cbingham@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 837912

Enquiries:
engineeringenq@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 837900

Facilities

The purpose-built Engineering Hub was created in collaboration with Siemens and, as a hub of technical innovation, houses industry-standard machinery, turbines, and control and laser laboratories.

Career and Personal Development

Completion of this programme may assist you in developing your career as a professional engineer. Graduates may also choose to pursue a range of career opportunities in academia.

Introduction

As a researcher in the School of Engineering, you can benefit from the expertise of our academics and award-winning industry links. Research opportunities are available in a variety of areas relevant to today’s engineering industry.

The School of Engineering is a Centre of Industrial Research and Development Excellence, with expertise centred on core disciplines of mechanical engineering, bio-fuels and combustion engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, control and systems engineering, vehicle engineering and materials processing. During these programmes, you will have the chance to collaborate with industry on projects that can deliver tangible benefits to employers, the sector and society.

A range of training programmes are offered to support your development and enhance your skills. Research students are supported in publishing their work in conference proceedings and international learned society journals, and are encouraged to present their work as part of the University’s research seminar series.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

You can find detailed examples of our current research activity on the research section of our website: www.lincoln.ac.uk/engineering.

Opportunities for research within the School of Engineering exist in a range of areas within our core disciplines of:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
  • Laser Materials Processing.


Fully funded PhD studentships within the School of Engineering are advertised at: jobs.lincoln.ac.uk.

How You Study

As a research student, you will be allocated two academic supervisors and the College Research Degrees Board will monitor your progress.

You will be encouraged to participate in our research seminar series and in the University’s Graduate School and training programmes. The School will also support you in applying for funding to attend conferences, and in publishing your work in conference proceedings and refereed journals.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisors, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

How You Are Assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic to a group of academics. You are also expected to demonstrate how your research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

How To Apply

Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, a Master's degree or equivalent experience.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Professor Chris Bingham
cbingham@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 837912

Enquiries:
engineeringenq@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 837900

Facilities

The purpose-built Engineering Hub was created in collaboration with Siemens and, as a hub of technical innovation, houses industry-standard machinery, turbines, and control and laser laboratories.

Career and Personal Development

Completion of this programme may assist you in developing your career as a professional engineer. Graduates may also choose to pursue a range of career opportunities in academia.

Tuition Fees

2016/17 Entry* Full-time Part-time
Home/EU £4,500 £2,250
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 20% reduction)
£3,600 £1,800
International £15,600 £7,800
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £653 £653
Thesis Pending Overseas (MPhil/PhD only) £1,156 £1,156

 

2017/18 Entry* Full-time Part-time
Home/EU £4,600 £2,300
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 30% reduction)
£3,220 £1,610
International £15,600 £7,800
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £686 £686
Thesis Pending Overseas (MPhil/PhD only) £1,214 £1,214


* Academic year August - July
** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 20% Offset (30% offset for 2017/18 entry) against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.
*** All International students holding a UoL degree when enrolling on a PG programme. First year’s fees only.

Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln.

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

Postgraduate Research

Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.

Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable.

All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.

A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.