This course will develop your knowledge and skills in mechanics, materials and manufacturing. You will immerse yourself in the subject via your research project.
About this course
About this course
This one year course is intended for honours graduates, or an international equivalent, in:
- mechanical or mechanical-related engineering
- a related discipline, eg automotive, aeronautical or design
A two year MSc is also available for that includes a Preliminary Year.
What you'll learnWhat you'll learn
The taught part of the course consists of major engineering themes such as:
- sustainable energy management
- manufacturing materials and processes
- engineering design
- computational methods
- engineering software
Your developmentYour development
You will complete a research project as part of the course. You can choose your project from an extensive range of subjects. Recent areas for project work include:
- design and manufacture
- thermo-fluid dynamics
- composite materials
- bioengineering and biomaterials
- microelectronic-mechanical systems
- mathematical and computational engineering modelling
Some research may be undertaken in collaboration with industry.
The course is delivered by the School of Engineering. The School has an established programme of research seminars. These are delivered by national and international guest speakers from academia and industry. They provide excellent insights into a wide variety of engineering research.
Effective communication is an important skill for the modern professional engineer. This course includes sessions to help develop your ability, through:
formal guidance sessions dedicated to good practice in report writing
oral/poster presentations of project work.
The taught component of the course combines:
Assessment is by written examination and submitted in-course assignments.
The research project (worth 60 credits) is undertaken throughout the duration of the course. Project work is assessed by:
- oral presentation
- poster presentation
You will meet regularly with your allocated project supervisors.
The accreditation shows that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).
An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Some employers prefer to recruit from accredited degrees. An accredited degree is also likely to be recognised by countries that are signatories to international accords.
You will be taught in the Stephenson Building. It has both general and specialist laboratories and workshop facilities used for:
- course delivery
- manufacturing materials/components needed to support project work
You will have access to over 120 PCs in the Stephenson Building's computer clusters on campus. All the PCs support the specialist software used on the course, including:
- stress analysis
- fluid dynamics
- signal processing packages
You can also use the School’s cluster of 60+ PCs, which are used for instrumentation and data acquisition laboratories.
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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- MEC8095 MSc Project: Mechanical and Systems Engineering
- MEC8052 Manufacturing Materials and Processes
- CME8113 Sustainable Energy Management
- MEC3015 Instrumentation and Drive Systems*
- MEC3019 Structural Optimisation and Crashworthiness*
- MEC8028 Design for Human Systems Integration
- MEC8042 Mechanical Power Transmission*
- MEC8043 Software in the Professional Engineering Context*
- MEC8026 Robotics*
- MEC8029 Design of Mechanical Power Transmissions*
- CME8055 Energy Sources and Storage*
- SPG8501 Ideas for Business Enterprise for Postgraduates in Science, Agriculture and Engineering*
*If you have studied MEC3014, MEC3015 or MEC3019 as part of a previous course at Newcastle University, you will replace them with the following modules: CME8055, MEC8026; MEC8029, SPG8501.
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 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
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Full time: £10,200
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Full time: £21,600
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EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in mechanical engineering, maths, physics or a related discipline, such as automotive, aeronautical or design engineering.
We will also consider applicants with a BTEC in mechanical engineering or an engineering degree of a comparable level in a less relevant discipline, such as agricultural engineering or electrical engineering.
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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.
Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
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
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
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.
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.