The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) provides a more vocationally oriented doctorate in engineering than the traditional PhD and is better suited to the needs of industry (see our EngD/PhD comparison). The degree was introduced nationally in 1992 (see History) and is now well established and highly respected. It combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in related subjects.
Since 1992 the worth of the EngD has been proven. EngDs work at the cutting edge of development, being equipped to address the challenges facing today's industry and broader society. They have advanced innovation in UK industry, collecting many 'wins' and delivering economic benefit to Britain. Many of these individuals enjoy rapid advancement and are maturing into today's top managers.
Note: in April 2015, the AEngD made a submission to the QAA seeking the removal of the EngD from the 'professional doctorate' category, preferring an 'integrated doctorate' description instead (see news release). The AEngD has produced a short summary of the Key features of UK EngDs.