Postgraduate

Sustainable Transport Engineering MSc

Sustainable Transport Engineering MSc

Full time: 12 months
Full time: 24 months including a preliminary year

Profile

The Sustainable Transport Engineering MSc is a mainstream mechanical engineering course with a focus on vehicles and drive systems, and energy sources and management. For anyone wishing to specialise in railways, the course also has a rail option.

 This course is intended for honours graduates (or an international equivalent) in mechanical or mechanical-related engineering (eg automotive, aeronautical or design), maths, physics or a related discipline.

Course structure

All Sustainable Transport Engineering MSc students will undertake taught modules in the following core subjects:

  • mechanical power transmission
  • vehicle drives and dynamics
  • human-systems integration
  • energy sources and storage
  • sustainable energy management

You then have the option to take further general engineering modules or rail transport modules. See the module page for more information.

Alongside students undertaking other mechanical engineering MSc courses, you will also be introduced to engineering software and computational methods, ie Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Your research project is chosen from an extensive range of subjects. Project work can range from fundamental studies in areas of basic engineering science, to practical design-make-test investigations.

If you are specialising in the rail option, you will undertake a railway-themed research project. Newcastle University is actively involved in a wide range of railway research projects.

Some research may be undertaken in collaboration with industry.

There is an established programme of research seminars. These are delivered by guest speakers from academia and industry (both national and international), providing excellent insights into a wide variety of engineering research.

Two year MSc

A two year MSc is available for non-native speakers of English. This consists of the standard one-year MSc and an initial year that:

  • covers a selection of final-year undergraduate modules (a useful preparation for the Masters-level modules in the second year)
  • provides opportunities to improve and gain confidence in English

Delivery

The taught component of the course makes use of a combination of lectures, tutorials/labs and seminars. Assessment is by written examination and submitted in-course assignments.

The research project (worth 60 credits) is undertaken throughout the duration of the Master's level course. Project work is assessed by dissertation and oral/poster presentations. You will be allocated, and meet regularly with, project supervisors.

Effective communication is an important skill for the modern professional engineer, and this course includes sessions to help develop your ability, both through formal guidance sessions dedicated to good practice in report writing, and through oral/poster presentations of project work.

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Modules

Modules for 2017 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

12 month MSc

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a mechanical or mechanical related (eg automotive, aeronautical, design) engineering, maths, or physics discipline.

 

24 month MSc

2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a mechanical or mechanical related (eg automotive, aeronautical, design) engineering, maths, or physics discipline.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and/ or relevant experience. Applicants may be required to attend for interview if practical.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language requirements - 12 Month MSc

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

English Language requirements - 24 Month MSc

To study this course you need to meet our Band 1 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Francis Franklin
Degree Programme Director
School of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6163
Email: SoE.PGT.MechEng@ncl.ac.uk