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Newcastle University: Mechanical and Systems Engineering

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
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Study type Research


Overview Research degrees are offered through four research groups:

  • bioengineering

  • MEMS and sensors

  • fluid dynamics and thermal systems

  • design, manufacture and materials.

As a postgraduate researcher you'll join as a junior academic colleague rather than a student. You'll play a full and professional role in contributing to the School of Engineering’s goal of international academic excellence.

To develop your research capabilities you'll be supported by:

  • the School

  • the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering

  • your supervisory team.

We will help you progress with your higher degree. You'll gain a unique skill set, through:

  • international conference attendance

  • research paper submissions.


You can find more detailed information regarding each research group and suggested PhD projects on the School website:

  • Bioengineering

  • Design, Manufacture and Materials

  • Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Systems.

NewRail NewRail is our centre for railway research at Newcastle University. It is part of the design, manufacture and materials research group. Through this centre you have the opportunity to research train movement:

  • organisation

  • management

  • economics.

The subject looks at innovative concepts for sustainable rail transport. It focusses on:

  • system services

  • production patterns

  • rail system designs.

Your scientific work will contribute to the modernisation of the rail sector as a whole. You'll integrate knowledge from a variety of disciplines, such as:

  • systems engineering

  • economics

  • marketing.

You'll have the opportunity to work with railway experts from local and international rail-focused organisations. Such as:

  • Network Rail

  • Railfuture

  • Tyne and Wear Metro

  • Port of Tyne

  • Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership.

Our research areas include:

  • demand patterns and models

  • supply patterns and models

  • grants and contracts

  • service execution

  • customer satisfaction

  • business generation.

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About us
A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world.

Through world-class research it tackles some of the biggest challenges facing society globally, leading in its key strengths of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, culture and creative arts. The UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessed its research as world-leading with outstanding impact.

Through high quality teaching it …

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