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Engineering - MPhil/PhD

University of Lincoln
1.5-6 years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

Engineering - MPhil/PhD

Engineers provide the critical link between scientific discovery and the practical application of knowledge to meet the needs of business and society.

Researchers in the School of Engineering can benefit from the expertise of our academics and award-winning industry links. Opportunities are available in a variety of areas relevant to today's engineering industry.

Opportunities are available in a variety of areas relevant to today's engineering industry including health monitoring and diagnostics, robotics and automated systems, communications, networks, and embedded systems, power systems, sustainable energy systems, combustion and fuels, big data, material manufacturing, computational modelling in computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis, and laser diagnostics.

The School of Engineering is a Centre of Industrial Research and Development Excellence, with expertise centred on core disciplines of industrial digitalisation and system intelligence, and sustainable energy and power systems. Throughout these Programs, students will have the chance to collaborate with industry on projects that can deliver tangible benefits to employers, the sector, and society.

A range of training Programs are offered to support students' development and enhance their skills. Research students are supported in publishing their work in conference proceedings and international learned society journals, and are encouraged to present their work as part of the University's research seminar series.

Admission requirements

First or upper second class honours degree or a Master's degree.

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Program content

  • Applied Machine Learning for Engineering
  • Big Data
  • Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Signal Processing, Biomedical Image Processing, Neural Engineering (Neuroengineering), Medical Imaging, Neuroergonomics).
  • Communications, Networks, and Embedded Systems
  • Computational Modelling in Finite Element Analysis
  • Digital Health and Care Provision Systems
  • Engineering Design and Systems Engineering
  • Engineering Education and Pedagogy
  • Gas Turbine Aerodynamics and Aero-mechanics
  • Health Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Industry 4.0 (Cyber-Physical Systems and Digital/Smart Manufacturing)
  • Laser Diagnostics
  • Materials and Manufacturing (Functional Nanofibres, Nanofibre Manufacturing, Sustainable Packaging Materials)
  • Non-Traditional Machining processes (Nano Surface Finishing, Micro-machining, Laser-based Metal Processing).
  • Power Systems
  • Robotics, Automation and Control Systems (Industrial Robots, Agricultural Robotics,Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Automated Driving Systems, Active Safety and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Electric Vehicles, Active Chassis Control)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Energy Systems/Technology
  • Thermofluids (Combustion and Fuels, Fluid Dynamics and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), Fuel Cell Internal Flows, Mechanism and Performances, Biofuel and Biomass, AI to Energy Systems)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery


MPhil: 1.5 - 3 years, PhD: 2 - 4 years


MPhil: 2 - 4 years, PhD: 3 - 6 years



  • Full-time: £4,688
  • Part-time: £2,344


  • Full-time: £16,700
  • Part-time: £8,350

Career paths

Highly skilled engineers are in demand in the UK and overseas, and through teaching methods and high levels of employer collaboration, our Programs aim to prepare graduates for careers across this dynamic and challenging sector. Completion of this research Program may assist you in developing your career as a professional engineer. Graduates may also choose to pursue a range of career opportunities in academia.

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Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, we are placed among the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in both the Complete University Guide 2022 and the Guardian University Guide 2022. Employers are increasingly...

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University of Lincoln

Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln

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