University of Warwick

University of Warwick


As a 'Research Engineer', you will be working on a challenge submitted by one of our partner companies, who will act as your sponsor for the duration of the programme. Each project will be based at a 'home' University (either Warwick, Exeter of Cranfield), meaning you will split your time between the home institution and your sponsoring company, as well as visiting the other partner institutions. You will also undertake an international placement with one of our overseas partners, to give you the broadest possible range of experiences. The EngD International programme combines taught modules at each of the three partner Universities to bring students up to best industrial practice, with original research based on real world problems as well as group projects, conference attendance and business and academic networking. By applying rigorous analysis, innovative thinking and good management practice you will stand out above your competitors. You will work with supervisors who have both academic and industry expertise and experience.

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject, e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Maths. Students with an MSc in a related subject may be exempt from certain taught modules. Overseas applicants should have IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL. Pre-sessional language courses are available for applicants who narrowly miss these requirements. Please see individual project adverts for additional requirements.

Course modules

Core modules: business model generation (Warwick); product design and development management (Cranfield); mechanics of materials (Exeter); environmental processes (Exeter); introduction to manufacturing, materials and research techniques (Cranfield); whole system design (Cranfield); Elective modules � three to be chosen from the list below (must include a module from each institution): innovation (Warwick); advanced materials and processes (Warwick); financial analysis and control systems (Warwick); lean principles and application (Warwick); new developments in materials (Exeter); mine wastes: principles, monitoring and remediation (Exeter); engineering management science (Exeter); advanced mineral resource assessment (Exeter); computational modelling (Exeter); principles of sustainability (Cranfield); materials selection (Cranfield); waste disposal and resource recovery (Cranfield); evaluating sustainability (Cranfield); management of technology and innovation (Cranfield).

Sponsorship information

Each EngD student is sponsored by industry. This gives companies an opportunity to harness pioneering research in order to tackle a specific industry challenge, although the long-term benefits may extend well beyond single projects. Students may be current employees or new recruits applying directly to WMG. All of our current EngD International projects are fully funded for Home/EU students. Eligible students will receive a tax free stipend of circa �19,000 per annum.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

Key information

WMG Research and EngD Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
+44 2476 5 24357