The Skills, Technology, Research and Management for the UK Water Sector (STREAM) EngD is a combination of research and industrial training. Through your research you will have the opportunity to evolve techniques to tackle today's water sector challenges such as climate change, increasing populations, energy efficiency, and pollution control.
This specialist programme is a four year research degree awarded for industrially relevant research. Compared to a PhD, this programme provides a more vocationally oriented approach to obtaining a doctorate in engineering The programme is made up of three components:
- acquisition of advanced technical skills through attendance at Masters' level training courses
- tuition in Transferable Skills and Educational Leadership (TSEL) modules
- a doctoral level research project
You will spend the majority of your time in industry developing scientific and engineering techniques and management skills. The scope and topic of your project will vary depending on your subject background, research interests and the company you are working with. You will be allocated at least one academic and one industrial supervisor.
STREAM is the Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) for the water sector, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and companies who sponsor research projects.
The STREAM programme is delivered by a consortium of five universities, all of which are centres of excellence in water science and engineering. The programme is co-ordinated by Cranfield University and includes Imperial College London and the universities of Newcastle, Sheffield, and Exeter. If you apply for this programme at Newcastle University you will be registered with and sponsored by us, although you will spend time at each institution over the duration of the course.
The School has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects. Find out more about our:
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Training & Skills
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
October to December, Cranfield University. You will complete a combination of six modules that typically include:
- EXT8016 Cost Engineering
- EXT8008 Water and Wastewater Treatment Principles
- EXT8009 Process Science and Engineering
- EXT8010 Asset Management Policy and Strategy
- EXT8017 Risk Management and Reliability Engineering
- EXT8012 Group Design Project
- EXT8011 Hydraulic and Pumping Systems
January to September Imperial College London. You will start your research project and take Transferable Skills and Educational Leadership (TSEL) modules covering:
- financial management
- health and safety standards
- project management for research
- research methods and design
You will study at least one Master's level technical module and you will continue with your research project. In year two, TSEL modules are taken at Sheffield University and typically include:
- personal effectiveness and time management
- knowledge transfer and research exploitation
- business costing and risk
You will study at least one Master's level technical module and you will continue with your research project. In year 3, TSEL modules are taken at Exeter University and typically include:
- patenting and intellectual property rights
- negotiation and influencing skills
- writing a case for investment
These four units across the three years contribute to the following compulsory module:
You will return to Newcastle for your TSEL modules, which typically include:
- thesis and viva preparation
- career planning and development
- entrepreneurship and leadership skills
- writing grant and funding bids
You will continue your research project(s) and write up your thesis in the remainder of the year.
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
This programme is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
If your application is successful, you will be supported by a STREAM EngD studentship which will pay the tuition fee in full. If you are from the UK you will also receive a stipend to cover living costs each year. When this funding is available, it will be listed below under 'UK/EU students'
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree and/or master's degree in:
- environmental engineering
- related environmental and life sciences
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English Language Requirements
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
You apply for the programme via the STREAM EngD studentship route. For more information see our STREAM Fees and Funding page.