City, University of London

Course Introduction

The Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department has strong expertise in the area of Fluids Engineering. Research can be performed in topics related to: Computational and experimental fluid dynamics and their applications to IC engines; Compressors and turbines; Various fluid machinery (injectors, pumps, propellers, fly wheels, marine systems); Flow control; Boundary layer drag reduction; Supersonic flow; Energy conversion systems.

In the area of CFD expertise exists in the development of numerical methods and physical models for multi-phase flows and cavitation, turbulence modelling (LES and DNS), fluid-structure interaction, flow control, boundary layer drag reduction, phase-change processes (cavitation and vaporisation), liquid sprays and combustion processes. In the area of experimental fluid dynamics expertise exists in laser diagnostics (LDV, PDA, PIV, LIF among other) and instrumentation of various sensors for recording the performance of various machines.

Research can be performed in topics related to computational and experimental fluid dynamics and their applications to IC engines, compressors and turbines, various fluid machinery (injectors, pumps, propellers, fly wheels, marine systems etc), flow control, boundary layer drag reduction, supersonic flow, energy conversion systems. In the area of CFD expertise exists in the development of numerical methods and physical models for multi-phase flows and cavitation, turbulence modelling (LES and DNS), fluid-structure interaction, phase-change processes (cavitation and vaporisation), liquid sprays and combustion processes. In the area of experimental fluid dynamics expertise exists in laser diagnostics (LDV, PDA, PIV, LIF among other) and instrumentation of various sensors for recording the performance of various machines and wind tunnel testing.

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01, 2020-JAN-02, 2020-FEB-01: Full-time: 2 - 4 years. 2019-OCT-01, 2020-JAN-02, 2020-FEB-01: Full-time: 3 - 7 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,500 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,500 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,600 Overseas Fees
7 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,250 Home Fees
7 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,250 European Fees
7 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,800 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants should have a record of high academic achievement. The minimum requirement is a good first undergraduate MEng degree or MSc in a relevant subject from a UK university, or a recognised equivalent from an overseas institution. In exceptional cases, we will consider applications from individuals who has a BEng degree in a relevant discipline but with a first class honours and relevant work experience. We will also consider applications from individuals with extensive professional experience in the area of their proposed research.
  • International entry requirements: Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants whose first language is not English. We require a minimum IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components. Please note that the UK Border Agency currently requires us to confirm that you are at level B2 or above in all components of English before issuing visa documents.