MSc by Research Engineering
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
Engineers provide the critical link between scientific discovery and the practical application of knowledge to meet the needs of business and society. Our MSc by Research degree enables students to pursue an individual programme of research. Researchers can benefit from the expertise of our academics and award-winning industry links.
Opportunities are available in a variety of areas relevant to today's engineering industry including health monitoring and diagnostics, robotics and automated systems, communications, networks, and embedded systems, power systems, sustainable energy systems, combustion and fuels, big data, material manufacturing, computational modeling in computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis, and laser diagnostics.
The School of Engineering's expertise is centered on core disciplines of industrial digitalization and system intelligence, and sustainable energy and power systems. Throughout these programs, students will have the chance to collaborate with industry on projects that can deliver tangible benefits to employers, the sector, and society.
"This information was correct at the time of publishing (July 2023)"
How You Study
Research students will be allocated two academic supervisors and the College Research Degrees Board will monitor their progress throughout the programme. Students will be encouraged to participate in our research seminar series and in the University's Doctoral School and training programmes. The School will also support students in applying for funding to attend conferences, and in publishing their work in conference proceedings and refereed journals.
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of students' time will be spent in independent study and research. They will have meetings with their academic supervisors, however the regularity of these will vary depending on their own individual requirements, subject area, and the stage of their programme.
Research Areas and Topics
Opportunities are available in a variety of areas relevant to today's engineering industry including health monitoring and diagnostics, robotics and automated systems, communications, networks, and embedded systems, power systems, sustainable energy systems, combustion and fuels, big data, material manufacturing, computational modelling in computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis, and laser diagnostics.
Specific research areas include:
- Applied Machine Learning for Engineering
- Big Data
- Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Signal Processing,
- Biomedical Image Processing, Neural Engineering (Neuroengineering), Medical Imaging, Neuroergonomics).
- Communications, Networks, and Embedded Systems
- Computational Modelling in Finite Element Analysis
- Digital Health and Care Provision Systems
- Engineering Design and Systems Engineering
- Engineering Education and Pedagogy
- Gas Turbine Aerodynamics and Aero-mechanics
- Health Monitoring and Diagnostics
- Industry 4.0 (Cyber-Physical Systems and Digital/Smart Manufacturing)
- Laser Diagnostics
- Materials and Manufacturing (Functional Nanofibres, Nanofibre Manufacturing, Sustainable Packaging Materials)
- Non-Traditional Machining processes (Nano Surface Finishing, Micro-machining, Laser-based Metal Processing).
- Power Systems
- Robotics, Automation and Control Systems (Industrial Robots, Agricultural Robotics,Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Automated Driving Systems, Active Safety and Advanced Driver
- Assistance Systems, Electric Vehicles, Active Chassis Control)
- Supply Chain Management
- Sustainable Energy Systems/Technology
- Thermofluids (Combustion and Fuels, Fluid Dynamics and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), Fuel Cell Internal Flows, Mechanism and Performances, Biofuel and Biomass, AI to Energy Systems).
The key to success on a postgraduate research programme is to find a research topic that you are passionate about and identify a supervisory team that has expertise in this area. The first thing that all prospective students should do is directly contact a member of staff from one of these areas that you feel is best aligned with your chosen research area to discuss the application process further. You can find our more about our staff and our research activity on our School pages.
How You Are Assessed
The MSc by Research involves writing a Master's thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Final assessment is by an oral examination (viva voce) of a research thesis. Students are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.
A research programme provides the opportunity to become a true expert in your chosen field, while developing a range of valuable transferable skills than can support your career progression. A research-based degree is also the most direct pathway to an academic career. Research degrees are a great chance to expand your network and meet diverse people with similar interests, knowledge, and passion.
The University’s Doctoral School provides a focal point for Lincoln’s community of researchers, where ideas and experiences can be developed and shared across disciplines. It also oﬀers support and training to help equip you for both academic and non-academic careers.
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