Newcastle University: Design and Manufacturing Engineering

InstitutionNewcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Study type Taught


This course will develop your knowledge and skills in mechanics, materials and manufacturing. You will immerse yourself in the subject via your research project.

About this course

This one year course is intended for honours graduates, or an international equivalent, in:
mechanical or mechanical-related engineering
a related discipline, eg automotive, aeronautical or design

A two year MSc is also available for that includes a Preliminary Year.

**What you'll learn**

The taught part of the course consists of major engineering themes such as:
sustainable energy management
manufacturing materials and processes
engineering design
computational methods
engineering software.

**Your development**

You will complete a research project as part of the course. You can choose your project from an extensive range of subjects. Recent areas for project work include:
design and manufacture
thermo-fluid dynamics
composite materials
bioengineering and biomaterials
microelectronic-mechanical systems
mathematical and computational engineering modelling

Some research may be undertaken in collaboration with industry.

The course is delivered by the School of Engineering. The School has an established programme of research seminars. These are delivered by national and international guest speakers from academia and industry. They provide excellent insights into a wide variety of engineering research.

Effective communication is an important skill for the modern professional engineer. This course includes sessions to help develop your ability, through:

formal guidance sessions dedicated to good practice in report writing
oral/poster presentations of project work.


The taught component of the course combines:

Assessment is by written examination and submitted in-course assignments.

The research project (worth 60 credits) is undertaken throughout the duration of the course. Project work is assessed by:
oral presentation
poster presentation

You will meet regularly with your allocated project supervisors.


The courses have been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

The accreditation shows that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Some employers prefer to recruit from accredited degrees. An accredited degree is also likely to be recognised by countries that are signatories to international accords.


You will be taught in the Stephenson Building. It has both general and specialist laboratories and workshop facilities used for:
course delivery
manufacturing materials/components needed to support project work

You will have access to over 120 PCs in the Stephenson Building's computer clusters on campus. All the PCs support the specialist software used on the course, including:
stress analysis
fluid dynamics
signal processing packages


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