AGENCY

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

  • Be Singaporeans and other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship
  • Satisfy criteria for EngD admission to University of Warwick
  • Have attained at least a 2nd Upper Class Honours
  • Sit for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prior to, or during the course of their application, and obtain minimum score as follows:
    • Combined Verbal and Quantitative - 319
    • Analytical Writing - 4.5
  • Not be concurrently holding any other scholarships or fellowships

Other requirements:

  • Successful applicants are required to undergo a one-year research attachment at an A*STAR research institute prior to their PhD studies.

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive.
A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Scholarship Type : PhD

Course Category : Others, Technology

Course of Study : Manufacturing, Data Analytics

Country/Region of Study : United Kingdom, Singapore


Details:

The EngD degree provides a more industry-oriented doctorate than the traditional PhD. EngD candidates can expect to carry out applied research under the themes of Design, Materials, Manufacturing, Systems and Business that result in innovative solutions for real-world manufacturing industry problems. The programme will help candidates to develop skill sets to apply innovative thinking, carry out rigorous analysis and good management practices in order to be ahead of competitors. EngD candidates are evaluated on their portfolio, which comprises coursework, project reports, publications and a personal profile that demonstrate their innovation and project leadership abilities.

WMG’s Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme in Advanced Manufacturing is the first of its kind in Singapore. The four-year scholarship programme comprises two years of studies at WMG in the UK, and two years of research based in A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) in Singapore. SIMTech will lead in applied research projects relevant to the needs of the manufacturing industry while WMG will provide taught classroom modules on related subjects. These include aspects of manufacturing significant to the economy, such as 3D Additive Layer Manufacturing, big data analytics, biomedical manufacturing, and robotics. EngD candidates will work with supervisors who have both academic and industry expertise. Graduates of the programme will be conferred an EngD degree by the University of Warwick.

VALUE OF AWARD

Successful candidates will be given the following support* for up to 4 years:

  • Monthly overseas living allowance
  • Monthly sustenance allowance, inclusive of CPF contribution (where applicable)
  • Full tuition fees
  • Other allowances including
    • Computer allowance
    • Thesis allowance
    • Book allowance
    • Conference allowance
*All rates/allowances are subject to adjustments by A*STAR from time to time

QUALIFICATION

  • Satisfy criteria for EngD admission to University of Warwick
  • Attained at least a 2nd Upper Class Honours
  • Candidates must not concurrently hold any other scholarships or fellowships
  • Successful candidates are required to undergo a one-year research attachment at an A*STAR research institute prior to their PhD studies
  • Awardees are expected to sit for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and attain at least a score of:
    • Combined Verbal and Quantitative - 319
    • Analytical Writing - 4.5

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive.
A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

BOND PERIOD

Upon completion of the EngD programme, candidates will return to contribute to an A*STAR research institute for a service commitment period of three (3) years.