The DEng is structured to support a step-by-step change to solve problems and/or improve performance of an existing solution, leading to an original or significant change in practice for the Engineering Professions or Engineering organsiations. The DEng is administered by CSAD with support from CSM and PDR. Applications are invited from Chartered Engineers, Engineering practitioners and Professionals working in consultancy, the Engineering industry or academic institutions. In particular Architectural Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Design Engineering, Design Management Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Engineering Policy, Environmental Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Medical Devices Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Product Engineering. In addition, applications are also invited from practioners that may not have Engineering qualifications, but are already working in an Engineering environment in industry or academic institution, or those practioners who wish to change careers into Engineering or an Engineering environment. Furthermore, for practioners or their organisations engaged in Building Performance Evaluation.
The DEng within CSAD, CSM & PDR enables practitioners to reflect on how their own practice and that of their peers should change (adapt) so that their engineering solutions (new and existing) can be more efficient, effective, resilient and sustainable in order to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. Projects in CSAD, CSM & PDR could focus on significant change to buildings, their components, materials, controls and systems; products, their design, manufacturing processes and supply chains; resources such as energy, renewable energy or water use minimisation and recycling.
The focus for a change in practice or organisational change, or both is flexible and broadly covers one of three types, to include: proposing, implementing, and evaluating change within the professional context; evaluating change that is already happening within the professional context; or gaining a better understanding of the professional context to propose change.