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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.3k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 28.8k / 1 year
  • Deadline:
  • 18 November
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 464pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    The DEng in Renewable Energy Marine Structures offers you the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge, understanding and expertise in the design and development of renewable energy marine structures. The programme provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art training through taught modules and advanced research and development based in the sponsoring company.

    Graduate destinations

    The CDT in Renewable Energy Marine Structures will provide graduates with in-depth training and an exposure to research problems within the sponsoring company(ies). The graduates will benefit from a progressive increase of responsibility and external exposure, along with interaction with other industrial partners of the CDT, to make them well equipped for leadership roles in industry, both nationally and internationally.

    The CDT is run in collaboration with Cranfield University, though you will be based in the sponsoring company and the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford for the majority of your degree. The main area of interest at Oxford is in geotechnical engineering, though applicants working in the wider area of civil engineering with applications to renewable energy marine structures are also welcomed.

    Offers for this degree will only be made if suitable arrangements can be, or are likely to be, made with a sponsoring company. You are advised to contact the CDT Director Professor Byron Byrne to discuss arrangements at an early stage to ensure your application is appropriate to this degree. Alternatively please consider the DPhil in Renewable Energy Marine Structures which follows a similar program of taught and research components, but leads to a DPhil thesis, and is University based.

    The first year of the DEng course focuses on developing core skills in offshore engineering through both taught courses at Cranfield and individual research. From October to December you will complete an induction term at Cranfield University where you will take introductory taught courses, across the breadth of design for renewable energy marine structures, including a group design project.

    This will develop a broad knowledge base on which to build your advanced research from. You will also develop links with the students enrolled through the Cranfield stream of the CDT. You will begin a research project from January, as preparation for your main research activities. You will also continue with your group design project with a submission at the end of the second term. You will have both a university and an industrial supervisor, who you will meet regularly to assess progress and discuss research matters. The topic(s) and main location of your project will be by agreement with your two supervisors and the sponsoring company. You will also continue with the group project, which will normally be completed by the end of April of the first year.

    Following the second term you will have access to a range of advanced skills, transferable skills and management/leadership skills modules that will be taught at Cranfield University. These will be completed according to a flexible timetable, agreed with your supervisors, to complement your research and development activities. The advanced skills modules will include structural design, structural integrity, manufacturing, fluid mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Transferable skills will include academic writing and presentation, research ethics, IP, teamwork and communication skills. Leadership skills will include aspects of management, strategy, operations and entrepreneurial skills. The main focus of activity following the second term will be your individual research and development projects, which will be based mainly at the sponsoring company. You will continue to meet with your industrial and university supervisors on a regular basis to assess progress and to discuss research matters.

    You will integrate with the CDT cohort, your company office and the Engineering Department, principally Civil Engineering, at Oxford. You will attend research seminars at Oxford to discuss research papers, to present your research, to rehearse conference talks, and to build links between different research areas. You will also present your work within your company as required. An Annual CDT Workshop will give you the opportunity to present research to other CDT students, industrial partners and invited researchers from other universities. Industrial collaborators will be invited to share their latest problems and to highlight market trends.

    Students will be assessed continually through the first year during the taught courses and the group project, as well as from the individual project. Following the completion of four terms, including the induction term, the CDT and industry supervisors will formally assess whether sufficient progress has been made to continue with the research. Students will be required to write a research report, to give an oral presentation, as well as presenting a detailed and coherent plan for their future research. Progress towards completion is again formally assessed during the eighth term of study. For the DEng, students submit a substantial thesis or coherent portfolio of research and development work which is read and examined by experts in the field, one from the department and one from elsewhere. Often the research will result in the publication of several journal and conference papers, and these may form the basis for the submitted portfolio of work.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in an engineering degree, either in general engineering, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering or a related area. Applications from candidates with degrees in closely-related disciplines will also be considered. A previous master's qualification is not required.

    For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.

    If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

    • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement:Around 2,000 words overall
    • References/letters of recommendation:Three overall, generally academic

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

    Higher level

    Test

    Standard level scores

    Higher level scores

    IELTS Academic 
    Institution code: 0713

    7.0 Minimum 6.5 per component  7.5  Minimum 7.0 per component 

    TOEFL iBT 
    Institution code: 0490

    100

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    110

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

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