Undergraduate

h300 - Mechanical Engineering BEng

Mechanical Engineering BEng Honours

UCAS Code: H300 (3 Years)

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Course Overview

Mechanical engineers are responsible for the design and manufacture of the majority of products around us.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
H300

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BEng Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities
Professional Accreditation

Creating products that are smarter, cheaper and more environmentally friendly is a key challenge for modern mechanical engineers.

Our professionally accredited Mechanical Engineering BEng Honours degree equips you with knowledge and skills across a wide range of mechanical engineering topics.

In practice, many engineers develop into senior managers, so it is helpful to have an overview of the full spectrum of engineering activities.

This degree maintains a broad range of topics at each Stage to allow you to keep your career options flexible.

We work closely with industry to ensure your training addresses real-world challenges.

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

The course structure of all our Mechanical Engineering degrees is similar for the first two years. This means you have the option to transfer between the BEng and any of our MEng degrees at the end of Stage 2, providing you achieve a Stage average of 60 per cent.

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Careers

Mechanical Engineering careers

As well as the technical and practical expertise that you gain from studying mechanical engineering, all our degrees are designed to provide you with opportunities to learn and develop skills such as analytical and problem-solving, project-working both as part of a team and on your own, communicating with others, planning and time management, and of course computer literacy, all of which are vital for the employment market.

The majority of mechanical engineering graduates wish to enter engineering-related careers in order to become professionally qualified. Popular areas are research and development, design, production, manufacturing, consultancy, contracting, purchasing and quality assurance.

Opportunities exist in a wide range of sectors, including transport and logistics, health, defence, manufacturing, automobile, renewable energy, amongst others.

In particular, the excellent analytical and problem-solving skills gained through studying mechanical engineering also make graduates equally attractive to employers in finance, business consultancy and public services.

The School liaises closely with the University’s Careers Service to support you throughout your studies. Through the excellent links forged with regional and national employers, many companies visit the campus to give presentations, attend job fairs and carry out interviews. Some employers are also actively involved in work-related course projects and modules.

Find out more about the career options for Chemical EngineeringCivil EngineeringElectrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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