Engineering Doctorate in Offshore Renewable Energy
The Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and Strathclyde are now inviting applicants to their, jointly awarded, Eng.D. programme in Offshore Renewable Energy. EPSRC and NERC provide ten, fully funded, places for eligible students starting in September 2021. Successful candidates will undertake bespoke programme of integrated study and a research project based in an industrial company.
Why Join Us
- Undertake a practical research programme that will contribute to the advancement of Offshore Renewable Energy,
- Receive high quality training in all aspects of Offshore Renewable Energy,
- Become part of a company in the sector,
- Broaden your knowledge and skills in an industry with excellent employment opportunities,
- Become part of a life-long cohort of people who are passionate about offshore renewable energy.
Over four years IDCORE students follow a fully integrated programme of intensive, doctoral level, taught courses in electrical, mechanical and offshore engineering, business, economics, marine biology, renewable energy resources, and societal impacts, and a, three year, industry based research project. The courses have a strong focus on problem-based learning and are designed to develop practical, team working and transferable skills alongside technical expertise. Each research project is sponsored, and led by an offshore renewable energy company. Project sponsors range from large multinational companies to very small enterprises. They represent energy companies, supply chain companies, certification agencies, consultants, test centres and original equipment manufacturers.
Throughout the projects, students not only have access to facilities provided by their sponsoring companies, but also to the world leading research facilities of the partner Universities. All students are supervised by an industrial supervisor and academic supervisors from the three partner Universities. EPSRC & NERC eligible students will receive an enhanced student stipend, rising incrementally each year for 4 years, starting at £20,910 per year in 2021. Our graduates have excellent job prospects with most continuing to work in the offshore renewable energy sector after graduation. Self-funded students are also welcome to apply – please see the IDCORE website for more information on funding eligibility.
A graduate in a science, engineering or mathematics discipline, you will have (or expect to gain) either a first class honours, or an upper second honours degree together with exemplary industrial experience or a distinctive masters. You will be passionate about offshore renewable energy and have a strong desire to undertake industrially driven research that creates a real impact.
We will commence interviewing in early 2021 and will continue to recruit until all places are filled. If you have (or expect to gain) either a first class degree or an MSc (with distinction) in a scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematical discipline, or have a good degree and excellent industrial experience, please apply now. Applications close on the 31st May 2021, but early application is advised.
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For more information see www.idcore.ac.uk