School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering



We have many nationalities studying in Newcastle and offer courses in Singapore.

The School actively seeks international partners with similar reputation and standing. Partners link directly to our expertise and core business activities in research and higher education.

Study programmes

We offer our own degree-level programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses. We also participate in the delivery of other institutes' programmes. 

Degree-level programmes

Our own degree programmes delivered in Singapore

Newcastle University is in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology. We have a range of degree programmes taught by own staff at our Singapore Campus.

Our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering (as taught at Newcastle) is one of those programmes.

We demand exactly the same standards of English language competence as we would if those students were studying the same programme in Newcastle.

Partnership degree programmes delivered in association with other institutions

Currently we do not operate any of these. We have in the past, and other Schools at Newcastle currently do. We are actively involved with discussions about future possibilities and we welcome approaches from reputable organisations about these.

CPD short courses

We offer CPD courses for degree graduates or equivalent.

These are principally through our two industry-facing units, the Design Unit and NewRail.

Staff (Academic Support)

External research collaboration is very important to us. We host guest researchers here in Newcastle, and our staff visit other organisations.

Collaboration may arise from our involvement with major projects. Or, it may be more ad hoc and exploratory in nature. We welcome involvement either way.

To express interest, contact Peter Cumpson.


We seek to provide opportunities for students through taught courses, exchange and internships.

Taught courses

We are open to agreements with international universities.

We have just launched one with Kasetsart University, Thailand. We also have a research research association with them through NewRail.

Some students at Kasetsart University have the option to join us in Newcastle for their final year. Students on the four-year International Bachelor programme in Mechanical Engineering can take our Newcastle Bachelor Final Year (instead of their normal one). They can then progress to a taught Masters degree at Newcastle.


The School no longer enters into any programme-specific arrangements, except for postgraduate research students with institutions where we have established joint research links.

Newcastle University is a partner in a number of international student exchange agreements, including the EU Socrates/Erasmus programme.

Undergraduate exchange students (eg Science without Borders scheme, Brasil) need to follow one of our established programmes for practical operational reasons.


We welcome student interns providing that:

  • they have made themselves aware of our research expertise and have established an area in which they are both keen and able to make a contribution
  • they meet our requirements for English language competence (IELTS 6.5 or recognised equivalent)
  • they are able to pay the required study fees as Occasional Students as well as meet their travel and living costs