Research course

Materials Engineering

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Materials Engineering includes the development, specification and engineering applications of new and existing materials. Your research will focus on understanding the physical and chemical descriptions that underlie materials performance, and develop property and performance models of materials.

As a postgraduate researcher in Materials Engineering you will be based in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials. Our research areas include kinetics and formation mechanisms of new materials, and predictive modelling based upon mechanistic understanding. Work covers the production, property measurement and performance assessment of:

  • ceramics
  • polymers
  • metals
  • composites

We focus on developing new materials for advanced engineering applications, including microelectronics, optics and power transmission.

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Department specialisms

Fuel cells and energy systems, gasification, cold plasma gasification, bio-fuel cells, bio-diesel production, gas and water treatment, nano-structured polymer composites for pollution control, sustainable and environmental electrochemical systems, photochemical processes and electrochemical synthesis.

Information for international students

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 Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Justine McGruther, Admissions Secretary, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Email
pgceam@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7266