Since their establishment in 1992, engineering doctorate schemes (EngD) have been delivering hundreds of engineering researchers many of whom went on to become leaders in engineering and technology research and businesses.

EngD schemes are aligned with market and industry research needs, thanks to the strong links to the industrial sector and the rigorous training developed in collaboration with industrial partners.

Dr Rhys Morgan, Director of Engineering and Education at the Royal Academy of Engineering said: “The Academy’s Standing Committee for Education and Training (SCET) are strongly supportive of engineering doctorate schemes from the experience of the industrialists on the committee and we advocate for further funding focused on engineering doctorate schemes.

“The Academy welcomes the type of collaborations between industry and academia at the core of the EngD model as they are the wellspring of innovation. Engineering doctorates also proved time and time again to provide a fast track route to professional engineering leadership roles.”


Notes for Editors

  1. Royal Academy of Engineering. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering.

    We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place  to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation.

    We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook. We have four strategic challenges: Drive faster and more balanced economic growth; foster better education and skills; lead the profession; promote engineering at the heart of society.


For more information please contact:

Giorgio De Faveri at the Royal Academy of Engineering
Tel: 020 7766 0655
E: Giorgio De Faveri

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