A new international doctorate centre in high value, low environmental impact manufacturing has been launched at Warwick University as part of plans to address fundamental challenges for engineering.
Warwick Manufacturing Group has officially launched the new four-year programme which will see candidates achieve both an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) and an MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
WMG was awarded one of five new centres by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) earlier this year.
The new centres are designed to address fundamental engineering challenges in advanced manufacturing.
The companies supporting the centre are Jaguar Land Rover, Arup, BAE Systems, Johnson Matthey, PTC and TTI.
Chairman of WMG, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, said: “Just as companies always have to adapt to the changing global landscape, we must constantly listen to them, and innovate with them.”
Jaguar Land Rover and Chair of the Centre’s Steering Group, believes that the centre has an important role to play in both industry and society.
He said: “WMG can become the incubator for tomorrow’s industrial leaders; highly skilled, business trained, internationally minded, innovative and committed to securing a low carbon future. That includes bridging across silos and functions and creating new expertise patterns and new job disciplines.”
With the support of a sponsoring company, students ill gain an understanding of academic, business, cultural, and environmental issues in global manufacturing nations.
The centre also offers the opportunity for overseas study in China, the USA, India and Singapore.