Materials Engineering, M.Phil.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16585
    Tuition (Year)
    4540
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Newcastle University ,
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.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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

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

Current research projects include:

  • developing novel surface engineering processes and materials (such as fullerene-like coating materials)
  • energy-based methods for performance modelling
  • nanomaterials and nanocharacterisation techniques
  • novel materials for intensified processes

A major research strength is the measurement and modelling of the mechanical response of materials at high-spatial resolution, particularly in microelectronic and optical devices. A combination of unique equipment and interdisciplinary expertise supports this.

Another research focus is the materials requirements for the sustainable development and use of key resources, in particular water and energy. We have significant research into the generation of energy from novel sources, low carbon and renewable technologies and the clean-up of effluent and wastewater.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, Newcastle University is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Newcastle University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

The major areas of research are:

  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There is no application closing date for this course, but specific deadlines for funding may apply. They  suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months

      MPhil - full time: minimum 12 months, part time: minimum 24 months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

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

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 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 course. 

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16585 International
  • GBP 4540 EU/EEA

UK/EU

  • Full time: £4,540-£10,165
  • Part time: £2,270-£5,080

International

  • Full time: £16,585-£22,210

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