What will I learn?

In the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we recruit approximately 60 PhD students every year. We welcome applications for PhD study from suitably qualified applicants throughout the year. There are several ways students can find their ideal PhD project: proposing a research project to a potential supervisor directly, contacting a research group to discuss possible projects, applying for one of our specific PhD studentships, or applying through a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). Use the links below to explore these options further. Delivering research across a wide range of topics and academic disciplines, our work includes analytical, experimental and numerical modelling.

Which department am I in?

Department of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£26,500.00 (US$ 36,461) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

October 2021, November 2021, December 2021


Imperial College London

South Kensington Campus,

Kensington and Chelsea,

SW7 2AZ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students should hold or achieve a Master's degree in addition to a Bachelor's degree at UK Upper Second Class Honours Level. Students should have IELTS scores 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all elements). Students should have TOEFL scores 92 overall (minimum 20 in all elements).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.