What is an EngD?

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) is a doctoral level research and training programme equivalent in academic standing to a conventional PhD but is achieved through research which is much more industrially focused and which is designed to produce graduates who have a sound understanding of the business implications of industrial research activity. It is a four year programme which combines PhD-level research projects with taught courses, and students spend about 75% of their time working directly with a company.

The research projects are identified by sponsoring companies and concern a topic related to business activities of the industrial sponsor.

Industrial Doctorate Centres (IDCs) are a subset of EPSRC' Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). These user-oriented Centres provide the same training environment and features as CDTs whilst also incorporating a strong industrial focus.

The broad training programme for EngD in Offshore Renewable Energy has been developed specifically for the IDCORE.

EngD in Offshore Renewable Energy - programme regulations

The University of Edinburgh is the administering university for the IDCORE programme. The programme regulations and assessment regulations applicable to a Research Engineer are: the General Postgraduate Degree Regulation; Taught Assessment Regulations; and Research Assessment Regulations of the University of Edinburgh. The regulations are available on the Academic Services website

These regulations are supplemented by specific regulations applying to the EngD in Offshore Renewable Energy - Programme Regulations for the EngD in Offshore Renewable Energy (PDF).

CEng Accreditation

The IDCORE programme is accredited by the IMarEST as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer.

The IMarEST is an international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. The IMarEST is a registered charity and is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership based in over 100 countries.

IMarEST runs a series of industry leading events and conferences as well as publishing internationally recognised publications: Marine Engineers Review (MER); Shipping World and Shipbuilder; Maritime IT and Electronics; Marine Scientist; and Offshore Technology.

Working with the global marine community, the IMarEST promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.

The IMarEST is a respected authority in every maritime country. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and is a nominated and licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK) and the Science Council and has significant links with many other maritime organisations worldwide.

IMarEST Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology
IMarEST Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology