University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen


The EngD graduates achieve training that enables them to take a range of research and/or managerial roles in industry; the course provides a vehicle for candidates to undertake industry-relevant high-level research within the engineering disciplines.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours undergraduate degree in an appropriate field; applicants with a recognised Master's (MEng or MSc) degree of relevance to the proposed investigation, and with a developed research plan may be considered for direct entry to the EngD research project.

Course modules

The taught component, if required, shall comply with the regulations for 1 of the MSc taught programmes at the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and should amount to 180 credit points; normally the taught courses precede the EngD research project; the interleaved option is also available, in which case the taught courses could be spread over several years and run in parallel with the EngD research project.

Assessment methods

The taught component is assessed in accordance with the requirements for particular courses; successful completion of the requirements for MSc taught courses is a prerequisite for continuation on EngD research; EngD research is examined by a written thesis and an oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
EngD Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
EngD Part-time £ 3,600 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
EngD Part-time £ 14,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary, Department of Engineering
Telephone number: 
01224 272081