Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Materials Design and Engineering

This course 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. Students study a range of traditional and modern topics such as joining technology and nanomaterials. The course aims to provide students with a high level of understanding of new and current materials, their applications, and design issues related to their use. Students also develop reporting and research skills and extend their problem solving and written and verbal communication skills. The course gives an insight into the field of materials, bridging the gap between many science and engineering disciplines.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics or chemistry. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Full-time including foundation year September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6362