What is the EngD VEIV Centre?
The VEIV Industrial Doctoral Training Centre (iDTC) supports doctoral training and research related to virtual envirornments, imaging and visualisation. We offer Engineering Doctorate and PhD programmes, which are both for high-flying Research Engineers who wish to pursue doctoral-level research. Each student is co-funded through academic funding and industrial sponsorship, typically on a 50/50 basis.
For further information about the iDTC VEIV please contact the CDT's Manager, Dr Jamie O'Brien, or follow the links below.
EngD programme modes
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Each VEIV student's progression is assessed against a sequence of seven milestones. Importantly, all students must submit materials for assessment at Month 11, Month 23 and Month 35 after commencement of their programme. The requirements for each milestone may be met by pursuing the programme via one of two routes:
- Under MRes+EngD students take all formal teaching via an intensive MRes taught course in year one, and graduate to EngD in year two. Each student's progression undergoes executive review early in year two. Students must gain 180 credits, which count towards the awards of MRes and EngD
- Under the Modular EngD students take a four-year EngD featuring taught modules throughout. Each student's progression undergoes executive review upon submission of a second-year report at the end of year two. Students must gain 195 credits, which count towards the EngD qualification only
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The EngD Centre VEIV draws upon UCL's broad and deep research in areas related to graphics, imaging, visualisation and interaction. In this section we describe the research themes that the centre is driving forward, and the UCL's research environment.
Staff and Advisors
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The management team runs the EngD Centre VEIV, based on advise from its internal advisory committee and external advisory board. We also list all the current supervisors of students.
- Collaborating Groups ( 6 Articles )
- Case Studies and Projects ( 4 Articles )
MRes standalone programme
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MRes VEIV is the Masters in Research, Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation. To gain an MRes, students must pass taught modules and successfully submit a first-year dissertation.
MRes VEIV offers a flexible structure with three major components
- Three or four optional taught modules selected from existing UCL MSc courses. These can be chosen on a flexible basis in consultation with the EngD supervisor (=60 credits in total). Towards their 60 taught credits, students also have the option of undertaking one research-led from the choice of "Evaluating Critical Topics in VEIV" (COMPGR04, =30 credits), and "Exploring Critical Issues in VEIV" (COMPGR03, =15 credits). Importantly, students should seek advice from the course director before undertaking these modules.
- A group project (=30 credits).
- MRes dissertation, must be sumbitted in Month 11 after commencment of the programme (=60 credits).
The Engineering Doctorate programme trains individuals who can not only innovate, but also implement that innovation. We refer to students on the programme as Research Engineers (RE). The four-year research programme leads to an EngD which is equivalent in research standing to a PhD. The EngD has additional the objective of training REs who can apply their research in innovative industries.Read more
Research at UCL
Each student's progress is assessed at various stages of the programme against a sequence of milestones.
Milestone 1 Successful completion of taught modules (including professional and research skills). Expected to be reached through the completion of requisite taught modules.
Milestone 2 Successful completion of the Group Project. This begins during the first term, followed by periodic presentations; assessment is by group report and group presenation (weighted 30/70 respectively). Sumbission is expected afyer the Easter Holidays. Iindividuals are awarded the group mark, regardless of their actual contribution (unless a special case is requested).Read more
Early in the first term REs commence Group Project (COMPR002B). Students have found this a challenging but ultimately rewarding part of the programme. Each group comprises 3-6 students from a variety of background (ie not all from the same department), who work under a UCL academic supervisor. The aim of the project will be to give students experience of undertaking and completing a substantial piece of work, applying techniques learned throughout the programme, including the personal and professional skills and the technical skills of analysis, design and implementation.
Groups project topics are selected by students.The students will be expected to work in a team to develop the project, plan and coordinate development activities, make realistic work commitments, and present the work done effectively to a deadline. Each group project will entail a novel piece of application or environment construction, with an emphasis on a thorough design followed by implementation and evaluation. Projects will be chosen from proposals made by members of UCL academic staff. Group projects will be assessed on two criteria: a group report (including group management and planning) and a group demonstration and presentation.Read more