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Postgraduate degrees within industry

NSIRC postgraduate degrees are committed to high-quality research and teaching combined with industrial experience and student support in a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to structural integrity and engineering. The NSIRC ethos allows students to learn independently through involvement in active projects and encourages students to be part of the business community, providing students with research opportunities on collaborative Pan-European R&D projects, as well as projects undertaken on behalf of large industrial clients globally.

As a student, you should expect to be an active contributor in seminars, tutorials and virtual learning environments. You will have both an academic supervisor and a TWI industrial supervisor, each serving as a mentor who will support you and offer guidance concerning any problems which may arise during your research.

The overall objective is to produce high-quality engineers with an in-depth knowledge of the science and technology of structural integrity and inspection, including techniques such as: numerical modelling, advanced methods, such as phased array ultrasonic inspection, fracture mechanics, RBI, quality assurance, reliability engineering and risk management.

NSIRC postgraduate degrees

What makes an NSIRC postgraduate degree unique...?

  •  Collaboration between industrial and academic research
  • Working on fundamental research (TRL 1-3), defined by the needs and strategic direction of industry (TRL 4-6)
  • Delivering graduates with academic, professional and vocational qualifications
  • The technical scope to integrate with a range of engineering disciplines
  • Innovation, driven by potential exploitation and application of the knowledge to solve medium and long-term industry challenges
  • Strategy will be based on industrial, national and global needs set by industry.

Who are NSIRC degree programmes aimed towards...?

NSIRC degree programmes are aimed at:

  • New graduates who wish to continue their studies

  • Those working in the field of structural integrity especially in the oil and gas, power generation, petrochemical, construction, nuclear and transportation sectors

  • Those wishing to retrain for new career opportunities

Membership of The Welding Institute

'Aspirations towards rewarding careers in the welding and joining industry'

NSIRC students  have the opportunity to register with The Welding Institute.

Membership of The Welding Institute provides a clear demonstration of your commitment to excellence by affiliating yourself with the leading international membership body for welding and joining personnel. Becoming a member of The Welding Institute gives you industrial recognition by your peers, personal and professional prestige and makes your eligible for registration with the Engineering Council. 

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