Welcome to IDCORE

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.

The IDCORE programme will train world-class, industrially focussed, research engineers, benefitting from an immersive industry experience, to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind, wave and tidal-current technologies in order to meet the UK's ambitious offshore renewable energy targets.

This EngD is a four-year, full-time, programme based in Edinburgh for Semesters 1 and 2 of year 1 (September to June), after which students are physically based with their sponsoring company, spread all across the UK, for 3 years.  Research projects are entirely driven by the sponsoring company and reflect the research focusses of the ORE sector, in real time.  Students are matched with their research project in February of year 1, and projects kick off in the following June.  IDCORE’s industry-based approach provides students with real-world industry experience and an opportunity to really contribute to the activities of their 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 class honours degree, a distinctive MSc, or significant, relevant, industrial experience. A full scholarship (stipend and tuition fees) is available for successful applicants.

The Scottish Green Energy Awards 2020

IDCORE scoops two awards at the Scottish Green Energy Awards! Read more in our news article.

Scottish Green Energy Awards winners 2020