Undergraduate

h304 - Mechanical Engineering w Foundation Yr BEng

Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year BEng Honours

UCAS Code: H304 (4 Years)

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Course Overview

Want to study mechanical engineering at Newcastle, but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three-year mechanical engineering BEng degrees.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
H304

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BEng Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

You will study topics such as:

  • foundation mathematics
  • applied mechanics
  • material science

On successful completion of your foundation year you are guaranteed entry to an engineering degree programme at Newcastle.

Highlights of this degree

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  • Engineering with Foundation Year BEng Honours

    Want to study engineering at Newcastle but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three-year engineering BEng degrees.

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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 0

Compulsory modules

If you do not have A level Chemistry (or equivalent), you will also take the following module:

Optional modules

You take modules from the following list to bring your total number of credits up to 120:

If you intend to progress to degrees in Chemical Engineering you must undertake SFY0006 Applications of Chemistry as part of your optional modules.

Entry Requirements

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

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Careers

Mechanical engineering careers

Newcastle University’s engineering students are highly regarded in the graduate marketplace, with opportunities available in the UK and worldwide.

Most of our graduates are employed in industry, where they are involved in research and development, design, production and manufacturing, quality assurance, and consultancy.

Studies show that engineering graduates are earning more than the average graduate salary six months after leaving university, and, if they become Chartered, their average salaries continue to increase faster than inflation.

Some engineering graduates undertake further study, obtaining MSc and PhD qualifications before entering their chosen career, whether that is in industry or in an academic career.

Others use the skills they have gained during their course to embark on careers in management, administration, accounting, teaching and law. In fact, you can enter almost any career you want.

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.

Newcastle University also has particularly strong links with all branches of the armed services and is currently one of the five institutions who are partners in the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS), supporting students interested in pursuing careers as technical officers.

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.

Fees & Funding

 

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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

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

UCAS buzzword

Ask your teacher or adviser from your school or college for the UCAS buzzword. You need the buzzword when you register on the Apply system. This makes it clear which school or college you are applying from.

All UK schools and colleges and a small number of EU and international establishments are registered with UCAS.

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

Making your application

On the UCAS website you can also find out more about:

Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.