PhD Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering

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We are a dynamic, multidisciplinary research institute focused on promoting excellence across our four research themes: Biomedical Engineering, Computational and Digital Engineering, Energy Harvesting and Conversion and Multiphase Flow.



Much of our work involves strong industrial links across a range of sectors and through our expertise, skills and experience we work together with industry to identify new areas of interest.

We offer a stimulating environment for study and research, and a lively community of over 30 academics and around 100 postgraduates and research staff. We have extensive laboratory and workshop facilities and our staff are actively engaged in a range of high-profile research initiatives across Scotland, UK and internationally. For example, we are leading amongst UK universities in promoting energy activities through our “Energy Academy”, connecting all energy-related research across the University.


Our research is supported by a mixture of UK, regional, national and international research council funding and industrial funding comes from companies with research centres spread across the world. 

Our projects address global challenges in several areas, including energy, manufacturing and health that are underpinned by multidisciplinary advances in science and engineering.

Research Programmes:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computational and Digital Engineering
  • Energy Harvesting and Conversion
  • Multi-Phase Flow
  • Computational and Digital Engineering

Please see our Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering webpages to view research opportunities.

Entry requirements

Please contact Institute to discuss.


Tuition fees for entry
Status Full-time
Overseas £ 24496


  1. Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
  2. Overseas includes applications from European Union countries who do not hold Pre-Settled or Settled status in the UK. Read more about the application process for EU nationals.

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Funding for research programmes is on a case by case basis. Please contact the Institute for more information.