PhD scheme for industry

PhD scheme for industry
Richard Ball Scotland’s Institute for System Level Integration has formally opened its doors for business, and has announced that it will be running PhD courses. “This is a new form of PhD scheme which is closely coupled to industry,” said Steve Beaumont, the Institute’s director. Part of the Alba Centre, the Institute has been accepted by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to be one of five centres running the new style engineering doctorates (EngD). “Each student will have a sponsoring company,” said Beaumont. “They will spend around half their time at the company. This will produce PhDs with a strong awareness of industry.” PhD courses will run alongside the Institute’s MSc degrees in system-on-chip design. “We’re hoping to provide graduates who have got a strong knowledge of the latest developments in system-on-chip design,” said Beaumont. Run as a joint degree from the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde, MSc courses are either full or part time. Over 35 students are registered for the part time course, while Beaumont is aiming for 20 full time, starting in October.


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