Based within the leading UK offshore energy research Universities and Institutes, the IDCORE programme will train world-class industrially focussed research engineers who will, with the help of sponsoring companies, accelerate the deployment of offshore wind, wave and tidal-current technologies in order to meet the UK's ambitious offshore renewable energy targets.
IDCORE is an EPSRC funded doctoral training centre aiming to train fifty Engineering Doctorate (EngD) students over a nine year period admitting approximately ten new students each year for five years from September 2019. This is a collaborative partnership between The University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, Strathclyde University, and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) which builds on the successful IDCORE programme originally funded by the ETI and RCUK which trained 56 EngD students over 7 cohorts.
This EngD is a four-year full time course initially based in Edinburgh and then at a sponsoring company. Potential applicants should be able to demonstrate: enthusiasm; resourcefulness; a mature approach to learning; creativity; a sound understanding of one or more branches of science or engineering; and possess either a first or upper second class honours degree. A scholarship that provides a student stipend and covers the tuition fees is available for suitably qualified applicants.
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Centre Director Professor David Ingram introduces IDCORE in our short video: