Our Materials Design and Engineering MSc provides an understanding of the role and application of materials. It also examines the science of materials properties.
About this course
The study of materials lies across the engineering and science disciplines. This course focuses on tackling practical industrial problems through knowledge and analytical skill. The insight you develop will bridge the gap between science and engineering.
This course is suitable if you have a science or engineering background. The broad nature of this study means that our graduates go into a variety of roles in a range of industries.
What you'll learnWhat you'll learn
You will study a range of traditional and modern topics, such as joining technology and nanomaterials. The course will provide you with a high level of understanding of:
- new material
- current materials
- applications of material
- design issues related to the use of material
Your developmentYour development
You will complete an individual research project in the second semester. The projects are often linked to staff research interests and industrial problems. You can also create links to companies to generate a suitable project topic.
You'll get to experience working in a research laboratory with other research students. Depending on the nature of your project, you may prepare and test specimens followed by post-test examination by electron microscopy and surface analysis techniques. Many successful graduates go on to do PhD research with us.
Our staffOur staff
Our materials academics have a broad research base covering:
- computational modelling
The staff keep their teaching topics up-to-date through their own research activities.
You will complete taught modules in the first and second semesters. In the third semester, you will complete a major research project with support from a supervisor. The course will be delivered through a combination of:
- small group teaching sessions
- practical sessions
The School of Engineering has a wide range of attractive facilities. Our chemical engineering facilities include:
- Bioprocessing laboratory
- Centre for Process Innovation
- ExxonMobil Design Suite
- Hiden Catlab
Chemical Engineering is based in Merz Court. We also provide a Student Common Room and a separate Student Study Space.
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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
- CME8012 Business and Environmental Management
- CME8031 Tribology and Materials Design
- CME8032 Lifetime Prediction and Design for Reliability
- CME8039 Materials and Fabrication
- CME8050 Joining Technology
- CME8054 Advanced Manufacturing Technology
- CME8056 Manufacturing, Materials and Processes
- CME8057 Mechanisms and Processes of Oxidation
- CME8095 Materials Project
- CME8215 Introduction to Nanomaterials
- CME8216 Case Studies in Nonomaterials
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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Fees & Funding
If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.
Full time: £10,200
Full time: £10,200
Full time: £21,600
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
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:
- chemical engineering
- mechanical engineering
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 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.