STREAM

Shaping careers, delivering innovation

The Industrial Doctorate Centre for the Water Sector

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STREAM is the Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) for the Water Sector funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and companies who sponsor research projects.

The STREAM programme is delivered by five UK academic centres of excellence in water science and engineering in the UK. Coordinated by Cranfield University and including Imperial College London and the universities of Sheffield, Newcastle, and Exeter, the programme enables talented researchers to develop their skills and careers, while obtaining an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) or PhD degree.

An EngD is a four year research degree awarded for industrially relevant research. The degree provides a more vocationally oriented approach to obtaining a doctorate in engineering commensurate with that of a PhD.

If you are interested in sponsoring a research project or would like to apply for a place on the programme, please contact the STREAM office.

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STREAM students and staff attending Challenge Week earlier this year

If you are interested in sponsoring a research project or would like to apply for a place on the programme as a Research Engineer, please contact the STREAM office.

For further information about the STREAM IDC download the programme guide.


STREAM is a member of the


association of engineering doctorates
Project Sponsors
Charities we support
Institute of Water

Our research findings are showcased each year at the Institute of Water annual conference & exhibition.