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Engineering Materials PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Engineering Materials

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Why choose this course

The study of engineering materials bridges the gap between the physical sciences, where understanding of atomic and molecular phenomena help explain fundamental behaviours, and engineering structures where practical applications of such phenomena are realised.

Our Centre for Engineering Materials provides world-class analysis of ceramics, metals and polymers, as well as composite materials consisting of two or more of these materials, and explores a range of applications where such materials are being used to bring about improved performance or new products. We provide a multidisciplinary environment where doctoral students from different disciplines can meet and work together on applied engineering research topics with direct impacts on society.

A PhD course in engineering materials will allow you to test the cutting-edge of science and make new discoveries. Our excellent characterisation and manufacturing laboratories and facilities are nationally and internationally recognised, and a stage for world-class research.

What you will study

Our PhD in Engineering Materials will give you the knowledge, skills and expertise needed for a career in engineering, research or academia. You’ll be intellectually challenged, develop research and management skills, and become an expert in your chosen field of study.

Research themes

  • Adhesive bonding
  • Additive manufacturing & printing
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Design
  • Energy generation and harvesting
  • Engineering materials
  • Materials for infrastructure
  • Nanomaterials
  • Smart materials
  • Surface and interface reactions.

Different course options

Full time | University of Surrey | 4 years | JUL-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

JUL-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper-second class degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more