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Why sponsor an Engineering Doctorate?

  • A cost effective way for companies to get involved in relevant leading edge research which most companies would not have the funding, expertise or equipment to undertake alone.

  • The EngD research project is based on a proposal from the sponsoring company, so the research is of real technical and commercial significance to the sponsors.

  • The unique nature of the EngD means that Research Engineers are both academically strong and highly committed to solving real world research problems - and so are valuable asset to the sponsor.

  • Through the EngD your organisation will have access to world-leading expertise in machining science and start-of-the-art equipment in the AMRC; your organisation will be part of an extended network of like-minded organisations.

Download further details about our sponsorship scheme here

Our current sponsors include:

  • Ricardo 

  • Rolls-Royce

  • Sandvik Coromant

  • Safran Landing Systems

  • Seco Tools

  • Timet

  • UTC Aerospace Systems

A note from one of our sponsors

"Rolls-Royce typically sponsors more than 50 EngD Research Engineers at any one time, including seven in the IDC in Machining Science.

"The benefits are the ability to drive sustained high quality applied research in to real industrial requirements and opportunities. Successful EngD students also present a rich talent pool for future careers in industry and ongoing collaborative industrial research.

"The IDC in machining science offers a unique opportunity to place EngDs directly in to the AMRC’s modern collaborative research environment. Here they can gain access to the latest technology, thinking and skills and build a broad network of contacts through the combined academic and industrial partners.

"EngDs can offer smaller companies an accessible and affordable means of directing research that can be sustained over a number of years and yield valuable outputs to their company’s specific needs.  A trained and qualified EngD student working within their business, can significantly enhance their specialist knowledge base and become a valuable resource to the company for the future."

Dr Jamie McGourlay

AMRC Partnership Manager
Rolls-Royce Plc