Low Carbon Transport 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. It aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of low carbon transport engineering with a focus on the application of mechanical, materials and manufacturing engineering principles. The programme is also intended to provide you with greater depth of capability in land transport technology (eg automotive, rail, mass rapid transit) enabling you to understand the technical aspects associated with managing sustainable and innovative transport engineering projects and organisations. 

It will equip you to enter employment as a professional engineer in the automotive, railway and transport industries (progressing on to Chartered Engineer or equivalent status) or to other professional careers.

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.

Throughout the programme you will have access to the expertise of academics from the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering and our two research centres: NewRail and the Design Unit.



Find out more detailed information about the programme modules.

+Entrance Requirements

A lower-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a mechanical or mechanical related (eg automotive, aeronautical, design) engineering, maths, or physics discipline.

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 mechanical and systems engineering’s website for funding opportunities.

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
E-mail: mse.admissions@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

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