Taught course

Materials Design and Engineering

Newcastle University · School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics or chemistry.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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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 course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 or 24 months

Further details of qualification

The two-year programme is designed for candidates who require extra English tuition, or who need further training in certain other key background skills.

Course contact details

Brian Shields, Postgraduate Taught Support Officer, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
+44 (0) 191 208 6362