Design and Manufacturing Engineering (MSc)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
12 - 24 months

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About Design and Manufacturing Engineering at Newcastle University

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

This one year course is intended for honours graduates, or an international equivalent, in:

  • mechanical or mechanical-related engineering
  • maths
  • physics
  • a related discipline, eg automotive, aeronautical or design.

What 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 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.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 - 24 months
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Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

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. 

International Students

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 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 a pre-sessional English course at our 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.

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