Biomedical 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

This MSc programme is designed for graduates from engineering and science backgrounds. 

Our policy is for all our courses to be accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and we are currently seeking accreditation for this course.

The programme will equip you to enter employment as a professional engineer (progressing on to Chartered Engineer or equivalent status) or to other professional careers. 

It aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of biomedical engineering with a focus on the application of mechanical engineering principles.

The range of modules offered in the programme will enable you to deliver product solutions in the workplace as well as engaging in research and development.

This interdisciplinary programme is based in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering and taught jointly with the Schools of Chemical Engineering and Advanced materials, Civil Engineering and Geosciences, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and also with the Faculty of Medical Sciences.


Find out more detailed information about the programme modules.

+Entrance Requirements

A minimum of a lower-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in mechanical engineering or a related discipline, such as automotive, aeronautical, design, engineering, mathematics, or physics.

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. 

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

The School of mechanical and Systems Engineering offers postgraduate awards.

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

For further information please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6163

Subject Overview

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