Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms - MPhil
The master of philosophy (MPhil) degree is aimed at students with a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications) who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in your chosen engineering or design subject area. You will present and successfully defend a thesis by oral examination to be awarded the degree.
If you wish to develop research and analytical skills, this course is appropriate. If you are a professional who would like to gain postgraduate qualifications, but do not want to undertake a taught masters programme, then this is an alternative.
Careers & professional development
If you register for the MPhil you may be approved for transfer to a PhD after an initial period of registration and demonstration through a progress report of the development of your research into a PhD.
Recent graduates have gone on to careers in academia and management roles in industry.
The engineering and design research group works in collaboration with industry. Our strengths lie in applied research. The group encompasses a number of different engineering and design disciplines, including electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, product design and textiles.
Research topics include:
- applications of electronics
- applied physics
- manufacture of electronics-enabled products
- engine design
- structural crashworthiness
- impact biomechanics
- accident investigation
- manufacturing systems
- general textile technology
- textile supply chain
- advanced composite materials
- inclusive design
- finite element modelling.
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