Studentship available as BCU and Brandauer collaborate to develop low cost pressed metal sensors


brandauerBrandauer, a presswork and stamping company now located in Bridge Street West, Aston, Newtown, is supporting a research project at Birmingham City University. A graduate is invited to work for a year, across a broad range of engineering disciplines, including electronics, mechanical and manufacturing engineering, to design and develop a new range of cost effective sensors, fabricated using Brandauer’s core manufacturing capabilities.

To read about the company’s history, recovery from devastating fire and anniversary go to an earlier article on this site. A 2014 BBC account refers in more detail to Brandauer’s design and production of pumping slot shield strips and pressure relief springs for the Hadron Collider.

bcu logoA full studentship is available to cover the cost of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate or, in exceptional circumstances, the overseas rate, and a stipend. In the 2015/2016 academic year, the stipend is £13,863. The studentship is available to support three years’ full-time study, subject to satisfactory progress.

It will involve acting as a Graduate Teaching Assistant support teaching within the department for up to six hours per week. Studentships are awarded based upon academic excellence. Prospective applicants should contact Professor Michael Ward,, to discuss the project.

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2015.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held: 25-29 August 2015.
Start: October 2015.

How to apply? For further details, eligibility and an application form, please follow the link:



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