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Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Bay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our world-leading technology has contributed to many exciting projects, including aerodynamics for the current world land-speed record car, Thrust SSC, and the future land-speed record car BLOODHOUND SSC and design of the double-decker super-jet Airbus A380.

Research within Engineering at Swansea University is multidisciplinary in nature, incorporating our strengths in research areas across the engineering disciplines.

Computational mechanics forms the basis for the majority of the PhD and MPhil projects within these engineering disciplines.

Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a PhD or MPhil student in Aerospace Engineering.

Recent PhD theses supervised in the area of Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University include:

  • Uncertainty Quantification for Complex Engineering Structures: Statics and Dynamics
  • The Application of Composite Corrugated Panels to Morphing Aircraft
  • On the Isogeometric Finite Element Method
  • Design, Modelling and Optimisation of Morphing Structures for MALE UAVS
  • Rolling contact fatigue detection via high frequency acoustic emission
  • Development of Numerical Schemes to improve the efficiency of CFD Simulation of High Speed Viscous Aerodynamic Flows

Programme Summary

This PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Swansea will enable you to undertake a substantial project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can present a career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 100,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The PhD is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva voce). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support. There will be an opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars and conferences. There may also be opportunities to develop your teaching skills through undergraduate tutorials, demonstrations and seminars.

Programme Aims

This PhD programme will provide doctoral researchers with:

  1. The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  2. Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  3. Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Assessment

Doctoral researchers for the PhD in Aerospace Engineering are examined in two parts.

The first part is a thesis which is an original body of work representing the methods and results of the research project. The maximum word limit is 100,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 20,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

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