Taught course

Sustainable Transport Engineering

Newcastle University · School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

12 month MSc:

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a mechanical or mechanical related (eg automotive, aeronautical, design) engineering, maths, or physics discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The Sustainable Transport Engineering MSc is a mainstream mechanical engineering course with a focus on vehicles and drive systems, and energy sources and management. For anyone wishing to specialise in railways, the course also has a rail option.

This course is intended for honours graduates (or an international equivalent) in mechanical or mechanical-related engineering (eg automotive, aeronautical or design), maths, physics or a related discipline.

Course structure

All Sustainable Transport Engineering MSc students will undertake taught modules in the following core subjects:

  • mechanical power transmission
  • vehicle drives and dynamics
  • human-systems integration
  • energy sources and storage
  • sustainable energy management

You then have the option to take further general engineering modules or rail transport modules. See the module page for more information.

Information for international students

12 month MSc: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) 24 month MSc: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) Or you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

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)

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Francis Franklin, Degree Programme Director, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
+44 (0) 191 208 6163