Our Industrial Doctorate Centres
EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £850 million a year in a broad range of science subjects.More
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is a corporate body with executive responsibilities established under the Science and Technology Act 1965 and by Royal Charter. They are a non-departmental public body principally funded through the Science Budget by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).Less
The EngD provides exceptional graduates with an intensive, broadly-based research programme, designed to address the needs of the industry sponsor.More
It enables the Eng D student (Research Engineer) to use their knowledge, skills and ability to innovate and implement new ideas in. The EngD aims to produce industrial research leaders of the future.
Undertaken as a partnership between industry and academia, each EngD research project is designed around the sponsoring organisation’s research priorities.
We encourage both private and public sector organisations, of any size, to become a sponsor.
What is the IDC?
In 2009, the University of Surrey was awarded a £12m grant from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to launch two prestigious Industrial Doctorate Centres.
Surrey is home to two of only nineteen IDCs in the UK- ‘Micro-and Nano-Materials and Technologies’ (MiNMat) and ‘Sustainability for Engineering & Energy Systems’ (SEES).
Both IDCs provide a supportive and engaging environment for students to carry out challenging Engineering Doctorate (EngD) research projects The IDCs also provide a framework for high quality collaboration between academics and industry sponsors.