Industrial Doctorate: A Case Study of Doctor of Engineering in the United Kingdom

Hongqing Yang, Ricky Jeffrey

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Abstract

The industrial doctorate, as an alternative to the traditional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), emerged in the UK a decade ago. This article explores the knowledge economy, knowledge, doctorates, and their relationships. It also studies doctoral education with a comparison of the traditional PhD, ProfDoc, and industrial doctorate in terms of purpose, selection, curriculum, learning and supervision, assessment, and outcome. A case study is conducted through documentary study and participant observation to examine a Doctor of Engineering (EngD) program in a Center for Doctoral Training sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK. It finds that the EngD program in this Center for Doctoral Training is an industrial doctorate program. The industrial doctorate better fits the development of the knowledge economy, while it has its limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTALE 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1045-1050
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665436878
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education, TALE 2021 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 5 Dec 20218 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameTALE 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Education, TALE 2021
Country/TerritoryChina
CityWuhan
Period5/12/218/12/21

Keywords

  • Doctor of Engineering
  • United Kingdom
  • doctoral education
  • industrial doctorate
  • knowledge economy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Media Technology
  • Education

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