Research and Knowledge Transfer


Welcome to Research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at Oxford Brookes

There is an excellent research environment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (MEMS), underpinned by very well-established links with industry, and a focus on activity which is agenda setting and aimed at issues of global concern. Research is organised into three cross-cutting, inter-disciplinary themes: Sustainable Engineering and Innovation (SEI); Low Carbon Vehicles (LCV); and Simulation, Modelling and Systems Integration (SMSI). Research in the Department is supported by the UK Research Councils and the European Commission, industry and charitable foundations.

Postgraduate research

Research students can study towards a Master of Science by Research (MRes), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) award. An MSc by Research is a one year programme (full-time) while an MPhil normally takes two years of full-time study or three years part-time to complete. The PhD normally takes a minimum of three years full-time study or five years part-time to complete. For application information see the Postgraduate research page.


  • Invited Research Lectures 2016The series includes 10 research talks from renowned speakers affiliated to several British HE Institutions as well as the industry.