Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Structural Integrity

Considering the expertise and track record of both Brunel and NSIRC-based staff, the following areas have been identified as the main research strengths within in the wider field of Structural Integrity: 1) Dynamic response of materials and structures (modelling, experimental characterisation and design/optimisation for composites and metals); 2) Structural health monitoring based on ultrasound wave propagation and acoustic emissions in solids (modelling, experimental validation, signal processing and sensors); 3) Steel, concrete and hybrid structures (material design, manufacturing, modelling and experimental characterisation); 4) Fatigue and fracture (modelling, experimental characterisation); 5) Extreme loading (e.g. fire, earthquake, blast and progressive collapse) 6) Fluid structure interaction (unboned flexible risers) 7) Manufacturing (e.g. sheet metal forming, bulk forming, casting, extrusion, 3D printing).

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and additionally, for a PhD, a Master's degree or equivalent. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section). This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 8,600 per Year 1 (International) 6 years

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