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Skills, Technology, Research and Management for the UK Water Sector (STREAM) EngD


Course Description

Course Overview

The Skills, Technology, Research and Management for the UK Water Sector (STREAM) EngD is a combination of research and industrial training. Through your research you will have the opportunity to evolve techniques to tackle today's water sector challenges such as climate change, increasing populations, energy efficiency, and pollution control.

This specialist programme is a four year research degree awarded for industrially relevant research. Compared to a PhD, this programme provides a more vocationally oriented approach to obtaining a doctorate in engineering The programme is made up of three components: acquisition of advanced technical skills through attendance at Masters' level training courses; tuition in Transferable Skills and Educational Leadership (TSEL) modules; a doctoral level research project.

You will spend the majority of your time in industry developing scientific and engineering techniques and management skills. The scope and topic of your project will vary depending on your subject background, research interests and the company you are working with. You will be allocated at least one academic and one industrial supervisor.

Training and Skills

Year One

October to December, Cranfield University. You will complete a combination of six modules that typically include: EXT8016 Cost Engineering; EXT8008 Water and Wastewater Treatment Principles; EXT8009 Process Science and Engineering; EXT8010 Asset Management Policy and Strategy; EXT 8017 Risk Management and Reliability Engineering; EXT8012 Group Design Project

January to September Imperial College London. You will start your research project and take Transferable Skills and Educational Leadership (TSEL) modules covering: financial management; health and safety standards; project management for research; research methods and design.

Year Two

You will study at least one Master's level technical module and you will continue with your research project. In year two, TSEL modules are taken at Sheffield University and typically include: personal effectiveness and time management; knowledge transfer and research exploitation; business costing and risk.

Year Three

You will study at least one Master's level technical module and you will continue with your research project. In year 3, TSEL modules are taken at Exeter University and typically include: patenting and intellectual property rights; negotiation and influencing skills; writing a case for investment

These four units across the three years contribute to the following compulsory module: CEG8902 Transferrable Skills and Engineering Leadership Assessment.

Year Four

You will return to Newcastle for your TSEL modules, which typically include: thesis and viva preparation; career planning and development; entrepreneurship and leadership skills; writing grant and funding bids. You will continue your research project(s) and write up your thesis in the remainder of the year.

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/stream-engd/#howtoapply

Visit the Skills, Technology, Research and Management for the UK Water Sector (STREAM) EngD page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and/or master's degree in: environmental engineering, microbiology or related environmental and life sciences. To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

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