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									MSc Mathematical Modelling in Engineering and Industry
This is a 12 month full-time masters degree programme in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering.

The programme enables students to extend and enhance their skills in the development and application of mathematical and
computational models used in the study of engineering systems. Skills are developed to a postgraduate level with the opportunity
to undertake in-depth studies in chosen areas of interest. There is a growing demand in industry for graduates with mathematical
modelling and computational expertise, and graduates from this programme will be well equiped to contribute effectively in a
wide range of engineering and industrial environments, and to be able to participate fully in research projects.

Programme Description

You take compulsory taught modules (90 credits) in:

    Modelling Studies in Engineering             20 credits
    Numerical Methods with Applications          5 credits
    Ordinary Differential Equations              5 credits
    Advanced Partial Differential Equations      10 credits
    Continuum Mechanics                          10 credits
    Optimisation                                 5 credits
    Methods & Techniques of Modelling            10 credits
    Computational Fluid Dynamics                 15 credits
    Methods in Research and Development          10 credits

If you are a non-native speaker of English you will normall be required to take a 10 credit module ‘Writing Dissertations in
Science and Engineering’ which is provided by the University’s INTO Centre.

Students select additional optional modules (20-30 credits) from a wide range of areas including: automatic control; robotics;
bioengineering; dynamics and control; the finite element method; advanced materials & processes; further modelling; topics in
modern applied mathematics.

Students also take a research project (60 credits). There is a wide scope in the choice of topics available for individual projects,
and there may be opportunities for project work to be undertaken in collaboration with industry. Recent projects include:
Modelling filament winding processes; Modelling and analysis of particle transport in complex fluid flows; Modelling bubble
growth in polymerizing surgical cements; Mathematical and numerical study of heat transfer processes in porous media.

Entrance Requirements                                                               Student Profile
                                                                                    Bill Waugh (MSc MMEI 2005/2006,
Generally a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in mechanical or
                                                                                    now a PhD student with the School)
electrical and electronic engineering or other relevant subjects. If you are
in any doubt please contact us for advice.
                                                                                    I was looking for a career change, with a
                                                                                    mind to study mathematical modelling.
Candidates whose first language is not English must provide evidence of
                                                                                    Fortunately, the university seemed to be
proficiency in English language and should have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
                                                                                    offering the ideal course for my needs.
Information on IELTS can be found on the IELTS website Full details of all acceptable English qualifications
                                                                                    I have enjoyed the challenging nature of the
can be obtained from the International Office. Those below the required
                                                                                    work, as it has been some time since I last
level may either study English in their home environment or enrol on the
                                                                                    employed mathematical skills. I like the
INTO Centre pre-sessional intensive courses (fees may be subsidized by
                                                                                    practical aspects of the course, and I have
the School – see
                                                                                    found the attitude and level of support from
                                                                                    staff to be excellent.
Life in Newcastle
Newcastle is a fantastic city in which to live and study - one that fully deserves its reputation as a great place for students.
Newcastle has a long history as an industrial powerhouse, and it has been transformed into one of the most lively and cosmopolitan
cities in the country. It's a place of swish shops, café-bars and energetic enterprise, but it hasn't forgotten its roots. Newcastle is
exciting, friendly and vibrant, with great nightlife, sport and culture.

                                       Fees per academic year 2010-11
                                       The cost of studying at postgraduate level at Newcastle compares favourably with other
                                       universities both in the UK and abroad! The City offers plenty of opportunities to work part-time
                                       should you need to supplement your income whilst at Newcastle. Expected fees for 2010/11 (not
                                       yet confirmed): Overseas: full time £10,525 UK/EU: full time £4,320

International Applications: You may be eligible for £1500 from the University towards your fees. Further information can be
found on the University web site together with application and terms of eligibility:
New students may also be eligible for a scholarship from the School. These are available to all new international postgraduate
students joining this School who have, or expect to get, the equivalent of a good UK first degree. If you apply and meet these
conditions, you will be awarded a scholarship of £1000 during your MSc year. Please contact us on
if you wish to apply for one of our scholarships. We also offer prizes to students with excellent performance during their MSc
year - see our website for details.
UK and EU applications: UK or EU students upon successful application to the University may be eligible for a School
scholarship. Details will be made available when an applicant indicates firm acceptance of an offer on one of our MSc courses.
In addition, you may be eligible for further scholarships from a number of sources. The key to success in gaining funding for
your postgraduate programme is to apply to as many sources of funding as possible, as competition can be strong. The web link
below lists possible funding source for your studies. Look for information on the University studentships web page, in the
national press or in university careers services, do remember: to check the closing dates for each source of funding and that it is
normally a condition of funding bodies that you already hold an offer of a place at Newcastle before you apply for an award.

Contact details
International Office                            INTO Centre                                   Science, Agriculture and
10 Kensington Terrace                           Newcastle University                          Engineering Graduate School
Newcastle University                            Newcastle upon Tyne                           Ground Floor, Agriculture Building
Newcastle upon Tyne                             NE1 7RU                                       Newcastle University
NE1 7RU                                         United Kingdom                                Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom                                  Telephone ++ 44 (0) 191 222 7535              NE1 7RU
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 5594                 Fax: ++ 44 (0) 191 222 5239                   United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0) 191 222 5212                       Email:                         Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 8713
E-mail:                     Website:     Fax: +44 (0) 191 222 8509
Website:                                                   Email:

How to Apply                                                             Further information is available from:

The University’s standard Postgraduate Application                       Dr D Swailes,
Form is available on-line at                                             Course Leader, MSc Mathematical Modelling in                        Engineering and Industry
                                                                         School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
International students may also apply on the British                     Newcastle University
Council Application Form obtainable from your                            Stephenson Building
nearest British Council office. Whichever application                    Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
form you use, it is important that you also supply a                     United Kingdom
supporting statement from at least one academic                          Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 6163
referee.                                                                 Fax: +44 (0) 191 222 8600

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