The Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) in Machining Science offers talented graduates the opportunity to learn and earn at the cutting edge of manufacturing engineering.

The IDC is jointly operated by the AMRC and the University Of Sheffield Faculty Of Engineering, with the support of EPSRC and industrial partners. It provides a four-year Engineering Doctorate programme combining taught modules with original research addressing real business problems.

Research is based at the AMRC with Boeing and Nuclear AMRC, giving students the opportunity to gain practical experience with our state-of-the-art facilities while carrying out original applied research for world-leading engineering companies. As well as having tuition fees paid, students also benefit from a tax-free stipend of £15-20,000 per year.

We are currently looking for talented and ambitious graduates to enter the next phase of projects.

Recent EngD projects include:

  • Fundamentals of advanced composite machining (with Rolls-Royce)
  • Advanced cost engineering for application in high value manufacturing technology (with Rolls-Royce)
  • Development of variable geometry milling tools for enhanced machining productivity (with Technicut)

We currently have seven fully-funded Engineering Doctorate vacancies open with our Industrial Doctorate Centre in Machining Science. Sponsored by the likes of Ricardo, Rolls-Royce and Sandvik the four-year programmes are an opportunity to undertake postgraduate research as an engineer in the field of high-value advanced manufacturing. They combine PhD-level research projects based on real business problems identified by the industrial partners with a programme of taught courses. Vacancies close on the 30th June 2017. 

For more information about current opportunities, see the IDC in Machining Science pages on the University of Sheffield website.

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