Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Design for Sustainable Manufacturing research at Brunel is a multidisciplinary activity driven by human needs. The team has a well'established record of research excellence and a broad spectrum of expertise that spans human'centred, inclusive and sustainable design; design management and CAD; design'led electronic, mechanical, manufacturing and materials engineering; and social sciences.

We are particularly interested in supervising students' research in the following areas:Product service systems; sustainable service design, and social dimensions of sustainable design; Engineering Design; Design and manufacture of smart textiles and smart materials; Sustainable design and manufacture; Biomimmetics; 3D printing / additive manufacturing / multi material printing / 4D printing; Design for 3D printing; Design and manufacture of energy harvesting and energy storage devices.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £18,000 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £18,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section). This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis.