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The EngD comprises three components: acquisition of advanced technical skills through attendance at Masters level training courses; tuition in Transferable Skills and Educational Leadership (TSEL); and doctoral level research project(s). The scope and topic of your project(s) will vary depending on your subject background, research interests and the company you are working with. You will be allocated at least one academic and one industrial supervisor.
The STREAM programme is delivered by a consortium of five universities, all of which are centres of excellence in water science and engineering. The programme is co-ordinated by Cranfield University and includes Imperial College London and the universities of Newcastle, Sheffield, and Exeter. For more information on the programme visit the STREAM website.
Year One If you apply for the EngD at Newcastle University, you will be registered and sponsored for the programme at this institution. You will, however, undertake some of the programme at other participating STREAM universities. You will spend your first semester (October to December) at Cranfield University undertaking modules in core technical competencies and early stage transferable skills. Modules typically include: engineering sustainability; water and wastewater treatment principles; process science and engineering; asset stewardship; principles of hydraulics and water distribution; transferable skills. You will also complete a group design project. From January to September you undertake your research project(s) and TSEL modules at either Cranfield or Imperial. These cover: financial management; health and safety standards; project management for research; and research methods and design. Year Two and Three You take at least one Masters level technical module per year (at one of the relevant STREAM institutions). The selection of modules may be driven by the competencies that you require to tackle your research project(s) or to enhance your career ambitions. In Year Two TSEL modules are undertaken in Sheffield and typically include: personal effectiveness and time management; knowledge transfer and research exploitation; business costing and risk. In Year Three TSEL modules are undertaken in Exeter that cover: patenting and IPR; negotiation and influencing skills; and writing a case for investment. You also continue to work on your research project(s). Year Four TSEL modules are undertaken at Newcastle and include: thesis and viva preparation; career planning and development; entrepreneurship and leadership skills; and writing grant and funding bids. From October to March you continue your research project(s) and then write up your thesis in the remainder of the year.
A first-class or upper-second-class honours degree and/or Masters degree in environmental engineering, microbiology or related environmental and life sciences programmes.
English Language RequirementsIELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
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