Research course

Mechanical and Systems Engineering

Newcastle University · School of Engineering

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. However, combinations of the following can be taken into consideration:

  • undergraduate qualifications
  • masters qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

Please contact us if you wish to discuss your individual circumstances.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Research degrees are offered through four research groups:

  • bioengineering
  • MEMS and sensors
  • fluid dynamics and thermal systems
  • design, manufacture and materials.

As a postgraduate researcher you'll join as a junior academic colleague rather than a student. You'll play a full and professional role in contributing to the School of Engineering’s goal of international academic excellence.

To develop your research capabilities you'll be supported by:

  • the School
  • the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering
  • your supervisory team.

We will help you progress with your higher degree. You'll gain a unique skill set, through:

  • international conference attendance
  • research paper submissions.

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Information for international students

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 Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

The School offers the following modes of study for the research degrees: full-time supervised research projects; industrially based research; part-time study for PhD or MPhil.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Administrator
+44 (0) 191 208 5634