Research courses

Doing a PhD with us will allow you to test the cutting-edge of science and make new discoveries using our excellent facilities.

Research excellence

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) 80 per cent of our combined mechanical engineering research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, placing Surrey in 22nd place out of 106 institutions submitted in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials category.

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Studentships

Vehicle dynamics controllers and observers for all-terrain driving applications

Funding information:
The student will receive a yearly stipend of £15000. Additional funding is available for equipment and participation in International conferences.

Reinforcement learning control for autonomous systems

Funding information:
Funded EU and UK students only. Covers home fees and normal EPSRC stipend (currently £14553/year). All students may apply for this research project, but the full funding is guaranteed for UK and EU students.

Multiscale modelling of lithium-sulfur batteries

Funding information:
The Surrey’s Centre for Automotive Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, is offering a PhD studentship which will cover home fees and normal EPSRC stipend (currently £14, 553 a year).

Expert support

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

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