EngD students, or Research Engineers as they are known, are part of the MiNMaT IDC and will spend four years principally with their industrial sponsor, with visits to the University for courses and to use the characterisation facilities.
EngD and Benefits
The MiNMaT EngD is a four-year doctoral programme for researchers who aspire to key leadership positions in industry.
The research element of the programme is unique to each Research Engineer. It will tackle an industrially relevant research problem (or problems) and incorporate a significant degree of advanced characterisation. The majority of the research element will be undertaken at the sponsor's premises.
One of the key distinguishing features of the EngD is the programme of courses. These are designed with two aims in mind; to develop specialist scientific/technical knowledge and to provide professional development in non scientific areas such as project management and communications skills. There are mandatory and elective courses, all normally a week in duration. Courses must be passed in order to proceed to the next level of the programme.
Each Research Engineer has a supervisory/support team. The team comprises one or more sponsor-based supervisors, two academic supervisors and a support network based in the IDC at the University by way of the IDC Director and Centre Manager.
The EngD programme is funded principally by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the University of Surrey and by our sponsoring organisations.
A successful application brings a stipend of around £19,500 per annum, normally tax free. The academic fees are met separately to that amount.