Newcastle University (NU) was established as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834 and became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne by an Act of Parliament in August 1963. A member of the UK's elite Russell Group of 20 internationally-recognised research-intensive universities, NU is one of the country's most reputable Higher Education Institutions, acclaimed for teaching excellence and intensive multidisciplinary research.
Today, NU houses 27 teaching schools in 3 faculties, with a core student population of about 20,000, including more than 2,000 overseas students from over 100 countries. The Newcastle Graduate Skills Framework was developed to prepare graduates for life beyond university.
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
The formation of the School in 2002 reflects the evolution in the field, consolidating NU's status as the regional centre for education and research in the discipline. The School is internationally reputed in the fields of process modelling and systems engineering, electrochemical engineering, energy, process intensification and the environment.
School of Electrical and Electronics
The School has 141 years of tradition in providing quality education in the subject matter. NU is ranked 7th for its electrical and electronic engineering programme in the Complete University Guide 2012. With the strength of 22 full time equivalent academics in its School of Electrical and Electronics, NU is part of the elite E3 Academy endorsed by the Institution of Engineering & Technology.
School of Marine Science and Technology
The School of Marine Science and Technology has over 100 years of history and is the largest of its kind in Europe (covering the fields of marine engineering, marine science, naval architecture, offshore engineering, coastal management and small craft technology). The degree programmes are directed towards the design, development and operation of marine systems, vehicles and other floating structures.
NU is the first marine school that provides a single base for all education, innovation and research related to the sea. It is one of the universities offering maritime courses that are recommended by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
The School focuses on producing engineers who can analyse in depth and apply the results of their analysis in the real world, giving the mix of general and specific skills that are sought by companies. The degree covers all aspects of manufacturing: management (of innovation and new product introduction and of operations and systems); enabling technologies and underpinning engineering science; design for manufacture; materials and processes; sensors and robotics. The School continues to remain at the heart of developments in Microsystems, new materials and manufacturing processes.
School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
The School was created in 2002 but its history extends back more than 100 years when NU was one of the first universities in the UK to offer a degree in agriculture. The School addresses the needs of research, teaching and professional development concerned with food, farming and rural development in the 21st century.
In collaboration with SIT, NU offers seven degree programmes: