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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.


The one year course includes taught modules and a major research project in the form of a dissertation.

The two year course is designed for students who require extra English tuition, or who need further training in certain other key background skills. You take a preparatory year comprising English language and other relevant introductory modules, including engineering modules. You then continue into the second year and take the one year version of the course as described above.


The course includes a 60 credit project module which is a laboratory based practical exercise. Some of these projects are related to industrial problems and you can also create links to companies yourself to generate a suitable project topic.

Visit the Materials Design and Engineering - MSc page on the Newcastle University website for more details!




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