Engineering Doctorate (EngD)

Urban Sustainability and Resilience

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Mode of study

Full-time: 4 Years  (including MRes in year one)

Part-time: 5 Years  (plus MRes 1-2 years)

What will I learn?
The programme focuses on engineering systems and developing technologies and methodologies that will both increase the resilience and support the sustainability of our urban systems and infrastructure.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience (USAR) engages in multidisciplinary research across UCL and beyond meaning its research engineers benefit from first class knowledge exchange in a dynamic intellectual environment.
Taught and research components

Year 1: You will study for an MRes comprising of 4 taught modules (60 credits) and a research project (120 credits). The taught element consists of two research skills modules (Interdisciplinary Thinking in Urban Sustainability and Resilience and one other from an approved list (see the MRes page for details) in addition to two free choice graduate-level technical modules from across UCL that will support you in undertaking your research project.

Years 2 - 4: You will take an additional four graduate level taught modules (60 credits) and complete your EngD research project. Students select one  sustainability module, one resilience module and one innovation and enterprise management module from an approved list  and one other relevant technical module of their choice.

Our graduates are well placed to follow a diverse range of paths including working for consultancies and NGO's, further research, academia or entrepreneurship.

Please provide a research proposal when you submit your application.  Please clearly state your research question , aim, objectives, problem statement, methodology, case study location, existing frameworks and  the methodologies that you plan to use.

Where possible, please try to identify a supervisor before submitting your application.  You can find out about the research interests of UCL academics via UCL IRIS. Please contact the most appropriate person to discuss whether they would be willing to act as your supervisor.  If you cannot identify an appropriate person, we can try to help but please make sure that you submit a research proposal as part of your application so that we can attempt to do so.

Please note that unless we have specific studentship projects advertised, applicants will need to self-fund or secure the support of a sponsor.

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For more information, please direct your query to usar-pgr-admissions@ucl.ac.uk