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Materials Engineering

Newcastle University

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About

Materials Engineering at the Newcastle University 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.

Overview

As a postgraduate researcher in Materials Engineering at the Newcastle University you will be based in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials.

We 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

Key facts:

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.

The School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials runs a postgraduate training programme that is compulsory for all new students and involves selected taught modules. You also receive research training from the Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School that covers professional/key skills, personal development and research techniques. You have the opportunity to supplement your income by undertaking laboratory demonstrating and tutorial classes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application closing date but specific deadlines for funding may apply. We suggest international students apply at least two months beforehand.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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