Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Working

Taught Programmes

We offer a number of taught degree programmes in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering.

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

We collaborate with the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials to offer a degree in:

Research Programmes

Postgraduate researchers joining our School will normally be allocated to work within one of the major research groups which 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 the degree of Ph.D. which requires three years full time study or five years part time study. The degree of M.Phil. 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 Assessment Exercise 2008 - see our news item for details. We were placed 10th in the country for research quality, with 65% of our research rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally-leading'.

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, Information Days and Study Fairs

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

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 language centre, INTO, for details of English language courses. The School may contribute towards the cost of your tuition - see free English tuition for more details.

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