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Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering PhD

Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering PhD

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Full time | Loughborough University | 3 years | OCT-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

OCT-21

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Aerospace Engineering Aeronautics Road Vehicle Engineering

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our reputation for pioneering and topical research is built on a long and successful history with aeronautical and automotive engineering. With programmes dating back to 1919, our reputation for research has been built on over 100 years of excellence.

Our mission is to deliver world-leading excellence in our research, covering a full spectrum of engineering, technology and science activity essential to the fast-paced aeronautical and automotive industry.

The department comprises of around 37 academic staff and nearly 150 postgraduate students on taught and research programmes. By choosing to study one of our research degrees, you'll not only be immersed in a vibrant research community which is supportive and nurturing, you'll also have access to a rich research network which presents the opportunity to forge lasting links with industry.

The industry-focused environment at Loughborough creates a distinctive background to undertake your research degree in aeronautical engineering or automotive engineering. As well as working closely with your academic supervisors, many of whom are leading in their area of expertise, a result of our close relationship with industry means that our research remains at the cutting-edge of the aeronautical and automotive sectors.

A PhD programme will allow you to make new discoveries, with our excellent laboratories and facilities providing a platform for world-class research. You'll gain all the knowledge, skills and expertise needed for a career in engineering, research or academia. With our support, you'll become an expert in your chosen field of study, developing research and management skills to give your career the perfect lift-off.

We have four major research working groups working across the technologies of automotive and aeronautical engineering, each working on a variety of research topics. These range from the development of new, low emissions combustion systems for gas turbine engines, through to fundamental investigations into the operation of hydrogen powered fuel cells.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Tuition fees for UK students are set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and we expect these to rise from the 2020/21 fee in line with inflation. The fees for 2021/22 are likely to be available in spring 2021 and will be confirmed on our website.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£24,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in engineering, mathematics or science.