Engineering Doctorate programmes

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.

EngD graduate named in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe

(26 January 2017) - EngD graduate Marek Kubik has been named in the second Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe listing for his ground-brea…

EngD alumnus appointed AEngD vice-chair

(23 January 2017) - Dr Steven Yeomans, an EngD graduate, an ardent advocate of the EngD programme, and manager of the CICE EngD …

William Powrie to chair AEngD steering committee

(22 February 2016) - Professor William Powrie of the University of Southampton has been appointed the new chair of the steering …