Microsystems Engineering MSc

12 months full time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000
International: full time £15,490

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

It is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This provides industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.  

This multidisciplinary programme extends your knowledge and skills in the design of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). It is an internationally recognised qualification which meets the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications at Master’s Level 7, with particular reference to the benchmark for engineering.

It is suitable if you want to develop a career in micro- and nanotechnology research, instrumentation and systems engineering, and provides the opportunity to broaden your knowledge into new disciplines.

You are provided with advanced knowledge and understanding of:

  • in-depth aspects of modern microsystems engineering
  • mechanical engineering principles, practices, materials, components and systems
  • research and information retrieval, data collection and analysis
  • critical evaluation and effective application
  • current and developing practices in the field

At Newcastle University you will benefit from our research led teaching that is coupled with significant industry involvement. This enables us to teach cutting edge solutions that will broaden your employment prospects.


This programme consists of compulsory modules and a microsystems based research project, the emphasis of which will be towards a chosen discipline.

Find out  more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

A lower-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in engineering, mathematics, physics, instrumentation and control or a related subject.

Applicants whose first language is not English require:

  • If you have achieved an upper-second-class Honours degree: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 79 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 54 or equivalent
  • If you have achieved a lower-second-class Honours degree: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

International applicants require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

See the School of School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering's website.

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

Graduates of this MSc programme, who pass with merit, are normally offered the opportunity to progress to PhD study either on a self-funded project or on a funded PhD studentship.

For further information please contact:
Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6163
E-mail: mse.admissions@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Mechanical and Systems Engineering

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