- Type of research degree
- Application deadline
- Ongoing deadline
- Country eligibility
- International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
- Dr Mohammed Abdelmegid
- School of Civil Engineering
Engineering Management is a multidisciplinary field that involves the application of business management to solve complex engineering problems and improve the critical thinking skills of engineering practitioners. As a postgraduate education degree, Engineering Management is often described as an MBA for engineers as it introduces topics that are traditionally taught at Business Schools in an engineering context, such as Business Planning, Innovation, Supply Chain, Corporate Social Responsibility, Risk, and Human Resources. In 2019, the University of Leeds introduced an online Engineering Management MSc programme, which saw strong growth during and after the pandemic and is predicted to grow further in the next years. This programme has been attracting postgraduate students at a global level from different engineering disciplines and varying levels of experience. One of the challenges in online education is to substitute the physical classroom environment with learning materials that can deliver the same learning outcomes while maintaining student engagement. Recent initiatives have been utilising serious games to create such an environment. Serious games are considered educational applications that facilitate learning and skills development by imitating real-life scenarios and allowing students to interact in a user-friendly interface. Serious games have been used for education and training since the 1970s but have received more attention with the recent advancements in graphical computation power and virtual reality technologies.<br /> <br /> This project will establish the feasibility of developing self-directed online serious games to support the delivery of the MSc in Engineering Management at the University of Leeds. It will investigate the pedagogical needs for incorporating serious games into the programme curriculum as well as the training requirements for academics, support staff, and students. In addition, this study will explore the integration of serious games with data analytics and digital technologies such as stochastic simulation, virtual and augmented reality, and mobile applications in the context of the MSc programme.
<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University's website</a>. Please state clearly in the Planned Course of Study section that you are applying for <em><strong>PHD Civil Engineering FT </strong></em>and in the research information section that the research degree you wish to be considered for is <em><strong>Facilitating Online Teaching of Engineering Management through Serious Games and Computer Simulation</strong></em> as well as <a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/civil-engineering/staff/12755/dr-mohammed-abdelmegid">Dr Mohammed Abdelmegid</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the supervisors for an informal discussion before making a formal application. We also advise that you apply at the earliest opportunity as the application and selection process may close early, should we receive a sufficient number of applications or that a suitable candidate is appointed.</p> <p>Please note that you must provide the following documents at the point you submit your application:</p> <ul> <li>Full Transcripts of all degree study or if in final year of study, full transcripts to date</li> <li>Personal Statement outlining your interest in the project</li> <li>CV</li> <li>Funding information including any alternative sources of funding that you are applying for or if you are able to pay your own fees and maintenance</li> </ul>
Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.
The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.
<p style="margin-bottom:12px"><strong>Self-Funded or externally sponsored students are welcome to apply.</strong></p> <p><strong>UK</strong> – The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/209-leeds-doctoral-scholarships-2022">Leeds Doctoral Scholarships</a> and <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/234-leeds-opportunity-research-scholarship-2022">Leeds Opportunity Research Scholarship</a> are available to UK applicants open from October 2023). <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p> <p><strong>Non-UK</strong> –The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/48-china-scholarship-council-university-of-leeds-scholarships-2021">China Scholarship Council - University of Leeds Scholarship</a> is available to nationals of China (open from October 2023). The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/73-leeds-marshall-scholarship">Leeds Marshall Scholarship</a> is available to support US citizens. <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p> <p><strong>Important: </strong> Any costs associated with your arrival at the University of Leeds to start your PhD including flights, immigration health surcharge/medical insurance and Visa costs are <strong>not</strong> covered under this studentship.</p> <p>Please refer to the <a href="https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/">UKCISA</a> website for information regarding Fee Status for Non-UK Nationals.</p>
<p>For further information please contact the Doctoral College Admissions<br /> e: <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a></p> <p>For further information about this project, please contact Dr Mohammed Abdelmegid </p> <p>e: <a href="mailto:M.Abdelmegid@leeds.ac.uk">M.Abdelmegid@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>
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