|Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) is an EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), which has registered almost fifty Engineering Doctorate (EngD) and PhD students. This is a collaboration between Cranfield, Oxford and Strathclyde Universities. The REMS Programme began in October 2014 and completed its 5th and final round of recruitment in October 2018. A new CDT, Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures composed of Strathclyde, Oxford and Edinburgh Universities will succeed REMS taking in its first cohort in September 2019.
A student registering for an EngD spends four years attending a structured programme of taught modules and will complete a PhD-level thesis or portfolio of work. The industry-based students could be existing staff or the EngD could form part of a graduate training programme for new recruits with a view to them becoming leading specialists in the area of Renewable Energy Marine Structures by the time they graduate. Industry-based students will spend 75% of their time working in their companies but will attend intensive training periods at the universities for taught modules, group project working and other activities. The PhD students will pursue research primarily in a university but with a strong industrial focus. Research Projects will usually be supervised by at least one academic based at one of the two universities and an industry mentor/supervisor.
The REMS Centre will have significant and long lasting impact in four core areas (Society, Economy, Knowledge and People) through various innovative and novel activities, maximising the benefit offered from the research, training and outreach activities. The REMS Centre will build on existing best practice and impact activities undertaken at the partner institutes.