Department of Engineering

Applying for taught courses and CDTs

Applying for taught courses and CDTs

Applying for Taught Courses

All applications are made electronically through the Graduate Admissions website;

MPhil in Energy Technologies
MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development
MPhil in Industrial Systems Manufacture and Management
MPhil in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence 
MPhil in Nuclear Energy

What we need from you

  • Two academic references
  • Academic Transcripts
  • CV/Resume
  • Reasons for applying (2500 characters)

Applicants for the MPhil Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence  are required to complete a separate questionnaire, which you can find here.

In addition you may need;

  • Evidence of your English Language qualification
  • A personal reference and statement (Gates only)


Course Michaelmas 2021 Deadline
MPhil Energy Technologies 30 June 2021
MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development 30 June 2021
MPhil in Industrial Systems Manufacture and Management 30 June 2021
MPhil in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence   3 December 2020
MPhil in Nuclear Energy 30 June 2021

Applying for CDTs

All applications for our CDT courses are made through the Graduate Admissions website.

The four years courses comprise of an initial MRes year, followed by a three year PhD programme. Continuation onto the PhD is conditional on satisfactorily completing the MRes year. 

Course Michaelmas 2021 Deadline

Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems

30 June 2021

Future Infrastructure and Built Environment

30 June 2021

Future Propulsion and Power

30 June 2021

What happens next?

When your application has been submitted you will need to ensure that all of the supporting documents are uploaded, as your application cannot be processed without all of the required documents. When complete, it will be referred to the department for a decision.

Your application will be received by the Graduate Studies Office and designated to the relevant course for review by academic members of staff. They will decide whether to invite you for an interview (at the department or remotely).  

When a decision has been made the department will notify the Graduate Admissions Office, who will update your self-service account with a decision and send you an email confirming the outcome of your application.  


The department receives a high volume of applications, so you may experience a delay in hearing back from us. However all applications are considered on a rolling basis, and we will inform you of the outcome as quickly as possible.