The student journey at FIND-CDT commences at the interview stage when you will be assigned to a project topic that matches your interests and career aspirations. You will embark on your research project journey from the outset and maintain continuous contact with your academic and industrial supervisors throughout your degree.  

Years 1-3: The training begins with a residential three-week course on the industrial context of NDEincluding lectures, hands-on NDE activities, industrial visits, networking and a start to the mentoring programme. These combination of courses will develop your technical knowledge breadth and underpinning skills, equipping you for success in your future engineering career. Residential courses are delivered by world experts academics in the area of NDE and are also an excellent opportunity to socialise and network with fellow students. 

Learn More Than Research Skills

New for FIND-CDT is the addition of a transferable skills programme. The programme will be delivered through a collaboration between our industrial partners and the highly qualified team from the Bristol Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This training will take a predominately practice-orientated educational approach based on collaborative team-work across disciplines and cultures and built around the central themes of technology transfer, entre/intrapreneurship and responsible innovation. 

Year 4: The final year of your postgraduate degree will focus on your research project and thesis write up. Our graduates have an excellent track record of timely completion and with 38 of its 40 doctoral graduates now working in industry, nearly all related to NDE, and several already in senior roles. 

Diagram of course structure: