School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering


Undergraduate Study

Our teaching aim is to provide some of the very best mechanical engineering education. We enable our graduates to become the most effective chartered mechanical engineers for the future.

Our Undergraduate Degrees

We offer the following degree programmes, which cover the related areas of mechanical, materials and manufacturing engineering.

The main emphasis is on the technical core of engineering and you will therefore need to have an enthusiastic attitude towards subjects such as mathematics and science.

All our degrees have been CEng (Chartered Engineer) accredited by the appropriate professional bodies the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly the Institution of Electrical Engineers).

We also have Foundation Years for all of our degree programmes. These Foundation Years are for students who have good qualifications, but who do not have the specific requirements needed to enter straight on to a degree programme (ie not having sufficient maths or physical science background).

Check out our Undergraduate Admissions Policy (PDF: 87KB) for more information on how we select our students. You may also want to look at our Summary Degree Structure for an overview of your 3 or 4 years of study.

Key features

Our courses

We offer a blend of Engineering Science and Engineering Applications taught by active research staff and Chartered Engineers, all in a real industrial context.

We've a wide variety of fully IMechE accredited courses:

  • 2 BEng (hons) and 5 MEng (hons) degrees, with flexible choice after two years
  • 8 MSc courses
  • MPhil & PhD

Our links with industry

We have a very high level of involvement with the engineering industry, offering all students:

  • many projects working with and in industry
  • a 3 month industrial project
  • industrial visits
  • practice interviews with local companies

2 UK National CentresGear Metrology, and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.

Our School

Newcastle University is in the top 1% universities in world (QS 2015). We're second in UK with 5 stars from QS (5* in all categories). 

Newcastle is frequently voted the UK’s 'Best University Town', with a beautiful location, open and friendly reputation, and a low cost of living. 

Newcastle Mechanical Engineering does very valuable work. It is 4th in the UK for Mechanical Engineering for value of research per member of staff.

We offer:

  • State-of-the-art CAD / CAE facilities 
  • Formula Student & Design-Make-Test projects in 1st, 2nd & 3rd year
  • a system of Personal Tutors and high quality support for students
  • a high level of employability that is well above the national average (often 100%)
  • a long tradition with an eye on the future (Bio, Nano, Transport, etc)