Current postgraduate research studentship opportunities are listed on our Engineering Studentships webpage

PhD students have access to a wide range of advanced training opportunities, through national and international short courses, as well as our own advanced modules.

Postgraduate research opportunities

Engineering at Exeter maintains an international reputation for research and we continue to invest in top-quality academics and research students to enhance this expertise. Current postgraduate research studentship opportunities are listed on our Engineering Studentships webpage. In addition to these projects listed, we encourage interested applicants to browse our research pages for areas of our research they are interested in and to contact the members of academic staff concerned.

Why study postgraduate Engineering at the University of Exeter?

  • 1st for Overall Satisfaction in General Engineering in the National Student Survey 2014
  • Study at a top 10 UK university within an engineering department ranked top 10 in The Guardian 2015, The Times and The Sunday Times 2014 Good University Guides
  • A truly interdisciplinary approach to engineering research, enhanced by strong industrial links
  • Professionally accredited MSc in Advanced Civil and Environmental Engineering and MSc in Engineering Management
  • MSc in Water Management linked to a major research centre

PhD research topics

Manufacturing engineering

  • Agile and lean enterprises
  • Configurable manufacturing systems
  • Supply chain modelling OR for multi-level inventory and supply chain optimisation
  • Intelligent multi-agent systems
  • Business systems modelling
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Digital enterprise
  • Rapid manufacturing and automation

Materials engineering

  • Complex Material Structures for Tailored Mechanical Properties
  • Complex Geometrical Sub-structures for Tailored Mechanical Properties
  • Thermally stable structures for spacecraft
  • Statistical mechanics modelling of anomalous physical properties
  • Physics based simulation models from 3D image data
  • Characterisation of bio-materials and composites
  • Large Eddy Simulation of flow in Stenosed Arteries
  • Large Eddy Simulation of fluid flow in IC Engines

Please note that this is not a complete list and research opportunities are available in other areas.

Training

PhD students have access to a wide range of advanced training opportunities, through national and international short courses, as well as our own advanced modules.

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