EPSRC Doctoral Training Centres
There are three Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs) associated with the Department of Engineering. Students follow a four year course - 1 foundation year and 3 years of research towards the PhD degree. During the first year students follow a course of lectures and undertake a number of mini projects. At the end of the first year they can choose a PhD topic from a number of options.
The CDT in Ultra Precision – in collaboration with Cranfield University. Students are awarded an MRes at the end of the first year.
The CDT in Photonic Systems Development is a joint course with University College London. Students from UCL and Cambridge can choose modules from both institutions in the first year. Students are awarded an MRes at the end of the first year.
The NanoScience & Technology Centre for Doctoral Training Cambridge (NanoCDT) is an interdisciplinary PhD program involving several Departments, including Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Physics. Near the end of the first year students take part in defining their own PhD projects with 1st and 2nd supervisors from different disciplines.