Engineering

  • Coastal, ocean and sediment transport engineering
  • Offshore renewable energy
  • Tsunami hazards
  • Offshore structures
  • Composites engineering
  • Cement and concrete materials
  • Engineering materials and nanotechnology
  • Biomedical engineering 
  • Marine engineering and autonomous marine systems

  • Engineering and society
  • Engineering education and pedagogy
  • Engineering business management
  • Disaster and hazard management
  • Engineering and sustainable development
  • Engineering theory and practice
  • Industrial and engineering mathematics
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Engineering geology and landslide risk assessment

Postgraduate research opportunities

Although you can do research in any of the areas above, you may wish to look at these programmes:

Deborah Greaves, Head of Engineering

Marine renewable energy has tremendous potential, but there are some significant challenges that need to be tackled if it is to meet its commercialisation targets

Read more about Professor Deborah Greaves

Postgraduate Research Coordinators

If you are thinking about becoming a postgraduate researcher at the University of Plymouth, you are welcome to contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinators in your field of interest.

They will discuss potential supervisors with you and answer any questions you might have about embarking on a research degree in their research area.

Find out who to contact and how they can help you