School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering


Postgraduate Study

We welcome graduates looking to further their study with us and offer a variety of taught and research courses.

Taught courses

In the field of mechanical engineering, we offer taught degrees in:

Renewable Energy

This School manages the Faculty’s multi-disciplinary programmes:

  • Renewable Energy Flexible Training Programme (Reflex): for graduates from all engineering disciplines. It is accredited by the Engineering Council.
  • Renewable Energy Enterprise and Management (REEM): for non-engineering graduates who want a future career in renewable energy planning and business.

See Renewable Energy Courses for further information.

Research courses

Postgraduate researchers joining our School will normally be allocated to work within one of the major research groups. These groups undertake research activity over a wide range of research topics.

Within the School our current principal research fields are:

As well as seeking graduates in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and engineering mathematics, we welcome applicants with degrees in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering and mathematics.

Most research students proceed to a PhD, which requires three years full time study or five years part time study. An MPhil degree is available for candidates who cannot commit this length of time. You might be interested in looking at our research pages.

The School was highly placed in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. We were placed in the top quartile for world-leading outputs, with 81% of our research rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally-excellent'.

Our School offers postgraduate opportunities in many areas of engineering. We have a strong postgraduate culture with excellent facilities and good contacts with industry. Our multidisciplinary staff expertise allows a multifaceted approach to research and postgraduate study.

Postgraduate Open Days and Study Fairs

If you’re working or studying in the UK and considering postgraduate study, Newcastle University’s Postgraduate Open Day and Study Fairs are a great way to find out more.

English tuition for international students

Applicants who are non-native English speakers and who do not meet the required language entry standard should contact the University's International Preparation Courses website for details of English language courses.

The School may contribute towards the cost of your tuition - see free English tuition for more details.

Further information

Find out how to apply and get our contact details.

We have funding opportunities available and information for international students.

See our student profiles and research seminars to find out what studying here is really like.

Find out about our SAgE Faculty training for research postgraduates, and what Careers support is available.