Undergraduate Study

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building wind turbinesWhy Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle?

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

Some of our key features:

  • A blend of Engineering Science and Engineering Applications
    taught by active research staff and Chartered Engineers, all in a real industrial context
  • Wide variety of fully IMechE accredited courses
    2 BEng (hons) & 5 MEng (hons) degrees: flexible choice after two years
    8 MSc courses, MPhil & PhD
  • Very high level of involvement with the engineering industry
    Many projects working with and in industry
    All students complete 3 month industrial project
    All students have industrial visits
    Local companies give practice interviews for all our students
  • Newcastle Mechanical Engineering does very valuable work
    4th in UK Mech Eng for value of research per member of staff
  • State of the art CAD / CAE facilities
  • Formula Student & Design-Make-Test Projects in 1st, 2nd & 3rd year
  • System of Personal Tutors and high quality support for students
  • Very high levels of employability
    well above the national average: often 100%
  • Long tradition but looking to the future: Bio, Nano, Transport, etc.
  • In top 1% universities in world (QS 2015)
    2nd in UK with 5 stars from QS (5* in all categories)

Quotes from our External Examiners

“The overall impression gained was of a professionally organised and well run course which adequately meets the requirements of the relevant accreditation bodies. The Head of School and his staff are to be commended for their dedication to the formation of professional engineers of the highest standard.”

“All staff are committed to make the student experience as positive as possible. On meeting with the students the feedback was extremely positive. Newcastle University have reason to be proud of the individuals developed during this degree course.”

Our Undergraduate Degrees

teachingWe 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 to 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 offer Foundation Year entry to all of these degree programmes for students who have good qualifications but not including those specifically required for entry to our normal first year (ie not having sufficient mathematics and/or physical science background).

Have a look at our Undergraduate Admissions Policy 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.