Mechanical engineering sciences research courses

We have a strong focus on research and our postgraduate research students have access to leading technologies and the opportunity to gain industry experience within our related research centres.

What we are researching

The research interests in our School sit at the intersections between engineering resilience, green living and healthy living.


Industrial PhD project - design and build of novel scientific instrumentation

Funding information:

Funding covers a stipend of £20,000 pa (tax free) and UK “home” tuition fees for 3.5 years. Funding is available to cover travel, conferences and consumables.

Effect of chemical degradation and formulation stability on viscoelastic relaxation processes

Funding information:

Fully funded for UK fees. Stipend of £18,622 (subject to review) and University of Surrey fees met for duration of studentship.

What our students say

Study in industry

Our students have the opportunity to spend four years in industry via our unique engineering doctorate programme hosted through our prestigious EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies (MiNMaT). This programme combines working on research with an industrial partner and taught courses on our campus.