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    What is the difference, after graduation, between a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) and an Eng.D. (Doctor of Engineering)?

    since 1992 some British universities have introduced Engineering Doctorate (EngD) schemes. The programme is undertaken over four years. Students conduct PhD-equivalent research and undertake taught business and technical courses whilst working closely with an industrial sponsor. Successful candidates are awarded the degree of Doctor of Engineering (EngD) and are addressed as doctor. In the UK, approximately equivalent qualifications to a doctorate are the NVQ 5 or QCF 8.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Engineering

    What are the benefits of doing one over the other? Once graduated, how is one generally viewed in comparison to the other?

    I know someone can potentially become a university academic with a Ph.D., is this also the case with a Eng.D.?

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    In practice there's very little difference between the two, other than the EngD perhaps being performed in closer conjunction with industry.
 
 
 
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