Our Materials Design and Engineering MSc gives graduates in science and engineering disciplines an understanding of the role and application of materials. It provides knowledge of traditional and new materials and the science underpinning their behaviour and properties.
This course takes you through 120 credits of modules. Half of these are for an extended practical based project supported by our research laboratories and staff.
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 and current materials, their applications, and design issues related to their use. You will also develop your reporting and research skills and extend your problem solving and written and verbal communication skills.
Many successful students from this course have gone on to do PhD research with us. The course gives an insight into the field of materials, bridging the gap between many science and engineering disciplines.
The course includes taught modules and a major research project in the form of a dissertation.
The course includes a 60 credit project module which is a laboratory based practical exercise. Some of these projects are related to industrial problems and you can also create links to companies yourself to generate a suitable project topic.
The School of Engineering has a wide range of attractive facilities.
Chemical Engineering is based in Merz Court and we provide a Student Common Room and a separate Student Study Space.
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Modules for 2017 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 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
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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 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.