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Postgraduate study programmes in an engineering environment

Bridging the gap between academia and industry

 

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The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) is a state-of-the-art postgraduate engineering facility established and managed by structural integrity specialist TWI. NSIRC unites academia and industry, working  closely with lead academic partner Brunel University London and other respected universities as well as founder sponsors BP and the Lloyd's Register Foundation. The collaborating partners provide academic excellence to address the need for fundamental research, as well as high-quality, industry-relevant training for the next generation of structural integrity engineers.

NSIRC advances fundamental research to support the following objectives:

  • Safe operation of products and structures

  • Development of  innovative, fit-for-purpose technologies and design rules

  • Engineering solutions for long-term asset management

To achieve these objectives, NSIRC is pursuing advancements in areas including: risk-based management (RBI), engineering critical assessment (ECA), non-destructive testing (NDT), and structural health and condition monitoring for use in industrial applications.

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NSIRC is funded by: 

  • UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) through its Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to a level of £18.5m

  • The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to a level of £15m
  • SIRF (Structural Integrity Research Foundation), established by TWI to provide a platform and set the direction for industrially driven research

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UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) through its Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to a level of £18.5m

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SIRF (Structural Integrity Research Foundation), established by TWI to provide a platform and set the direction of industrially driven research

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The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to a level of £15m

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