The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Systems
What is the EngD programme?
The Engineering Doctorate, or EngD, provides a more vocationally oriented doctorate in engineering than the traditional PhD and is better suited to the needs of industry. The degree was introduced nationally in 1992 and is now well established and highly respected. It combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in a range of related subjects.
Through the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Systems, the Systems Centre offers a 4-year EngD programme in Systems, enrolling students with either the University of Bristol or University of Bath. This postgraduate programme is intended for the UK's most able research engineers who have the potential to be tomorrow’s leaders in industry. Students enrolled on an EngD programme are referred to as Research Engineers.
Research Engineers are normally based in Industry, spending the majority of their time (about 75%) working in a company on innovative research projects. The Systems Centre collaborates with companies to identify suitable projects.
Research Engineers working within a sponsoring company are considered as employed, whereby work done can be used to provide evidence of relevant competence at a Professional Review for CEng registration.
On successful completion of the EngD programme, the RE will receive the award of Engineering Doctorate in Systems, which carries with it the title of Doctor.
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