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PhD Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics

City, University of London

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-JUL-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-FEB-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


You will conduct in-depth research alongside world-leading experts in our two research centres for Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics.

Our Thermofluid Research Centre is a world-leader in microgas turbines and founder of the European Microgas Turbine Forum. We also host the National Institute of Cavitation.

Our Aerodynamics and Flow Control Research Centre focuses on these two fundamental areas, as well as emerging disciplines such as bio-fluid mechanics, renewable energy and micro-fluidics. We are part of the National Wind Tunnel Facility, which recognises research-intensive universities demonstrating best practice in aerodynamics.

Our staff have academic and industry backgrounds and are experts in the industrial application of theory and research. Our graduates go on to impressive careers for businesses like Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Dyson.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics has strong expertise in the area of Fluids Engineering. With its multidisciplinary roles, it has made major impact on engineering systems on land, sea, in the air and in outer space. From nano-scale projects like medical implants to large-scale projects like aero-space stations.

Research students are central to research activity in the department. Our goal is to support talented individuals who wish to develop their research skills.

Research can be performed in topics related to:

Computational and experimental fluid dynamics and their applications to IC engines
Compressors and turbines
Various fluid machinery (injectors, pumps, propellers, fly wheels, marine systems etc)
Flow control
Boundary layer drag reduction
Supersonic flow
Energy conversion systems.

In the area of CFD expertise exists in:

The development of numerical methods and physical models for multi-phase flows and cavitation
Turbulence modelling (LES and DNS)
Fluid-structure interaction
Phase-change processes (cavitation and vaporisation)
Liquid sprays
Combustion processes.

Application deadline

15 April 2021, 16 July 2021, 16 November 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,360per year

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

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    118 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46 46%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%



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