Engineering: M2A Funded MSc by Research Studentship: High Grade Steels for Sections

  • Master
  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • 21 July 2017

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Sponsoring Company: CELSA Manufacturing Ltd
Start date: October 2017
CELSA produces flats, angles and channels at its Cardiff sections mill factory. This sections mill re-rolls an intermediary steel product (billet) which is manufactured from steel scrap via an Electric Arc Furnace on the same Cardiff site.
There is a demand for high grade (S355) quality, particularly S355J2G3, we have currently been unable to satisfy this demand due to inconsistency of the test results obtained. Given that the demands for this grade of material are increasing, it is important for us to find the means of producing this material.
The aim of the project will be to:
Use advanced analytical techniques to quantify optimum steel composition within capability rangeCarry out mechanical testing to measure steel tensile and yield properties, and impact values.Carry out data analysis to analyse the influence of steel composition and production variables on final material propertiesCarry out line trials to confirm results and proposed theories
The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality. The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation.


Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience. The suitable candidate will be able to demonstrate a capability to turn their developed theories into practice. The suitable candidate will possess the ability to work within a team when implementing their theories but they must also be capable of working alone and using their own initiative to solve problems.
Our funders require applicants to also meet the following eligibility criteria:
You must be a UK or EU citizen (i.e. eligible for ‘home’ tuition fees at the University) and have the right to work in Wales at the end of your studies.You must be resident in West Wales and the Valleys at the point of enrolment and throughout the duration of your studies.You must not be financially able to participate without the award of grant funding.


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The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of ÂŁ12,500 p.a.


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