The Engineering Doctorate Centre, based at The University of Nottingham, was established in partnership with the Midlands Energy Consortium – comprising the universities of Nottingham, Loughborough and Birmingham – and a number of industry leaders within the power generation sector.
It offers research engineers the chance to train as industry experts ready to implement new super-efficient electricity-generating technologies, using fossil energy with near-zero emissions through carbon capture. They have access to first-rate research facilities across the partner universities, and have dedicated office space.
The four year doctoral programme equips research engineers with the knowledge and expertise to conduct cutting-edge research and work within highly-skilled multi-disciplinary teams. It comprises core and optional taught modules in:
advanced specialist technical aspects of power generation, and materials capture and storage
contextual and management topics, focusing on wider societal, cultural, ethical, political and global issues relating to energy generation
professional and research skills training