Postgraduate Training and Skills Development
Working to increase the availability and mobility of researchers between universities and industry, we aim to enhance the career development of new engineers while helping established companies innovate in their own sector. CENSIS supports a number of programmes with university partners:
The MSc SIS trains the next generation of sensor system experts, and is delivered by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow. This programme is designed to appeal to graduates seeking to develop SIS skills that can be used in a range of end applications. Up to 20 funded places plus a bursary of £2,400 are available for Scottish/EU residents.
The project is a vital component of the MSc. CENSIS seeks projects from companies to work in partnership with the universities to support MSc students in the completion of their projects. Companies of any size can get involved.
In 2016-17, 70% of MSc students are doing a project based in industry. Titles include:
- Thermal imaging of livestock
- Chemical fingerprinting and quantification using infrared sensors
- Wearable sensors for sports
- Colour generation, system control and characterisation development for camera systems
This new degree is currently offered by the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde. A cost-effective conduit for enhanced industry and university collaboration, EngD is emphasised by industry interaction. Research Engineers, as EngD students are known, have at least one company sponsor, and spend the majority of their time on site with their industry sponsor.
PhD (Integrative Sensing and Measurement)
CENSIS also supports a small number of PhD studentships via the EPSRC CDT in Integrative Sensing and Measurement, where businesses can take the lead in arranging projects with an academic partner. The aim of these awards is to provide PhD students with a challenging research training experience, within the context of mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and partner organisations.