University of Bath

University of Bath


The programme combines industry-based research and taught Master's level systems and business courses; this programme is intended for the UK's most able research engineers and is an alternative to the traditional PhD, being better suited to the needs of industry, and providing a more vocationally-oriented doctorate in engineering; approximately 75 per cent of the researchers time is spent in a company working on an innovative systems project; from diverse backgrounds in engineering, computer science and engineering management, current students work on a range of research projects in areas such as sustainable systems, transportation systems and decision support systems; the programme is run jointly by the University of Bath and the University of Bristol.

Entry requirements

Candidates normally have a good undergraduate degree (2.1 or above or its international equivalent) in a relevant topic; candidates whose 1st language is not English normally requires a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each of the 4 components or an internet-based TOEFL score of no less than 100 with a minimum of 24 in any 1 band.

Course modules

Year 1: Core units: induction week; problem structuring research methods; systems engineering; mathematics for systems; commercialisation of new technology. Year 2: Core units: complex systems design; socio-technical systems; technology, strategy and organisation; integrating engineering and management systems.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time £ 3,900 per Whole course (home fees) 4 years
EngD Full-time £ 11,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01225 386543