Undergraduate

h390 - Mechanical & Low Carbon Transport Eng MEng

Mechanical and Low Carbon Transport Engineering MEng Honours

UCAS Code: H390 (4 Years)

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Course Overview

This professionally accredited degree responds to transport challenges such as the increasing demand for cars and public transport and the decline of fossil fuels.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
H390

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
MEng Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA
IB: 37 points

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Opportunities
Professional Accreditation

It equips you with specialist skills for a career producing efficient transport systems in sectors such as the automotive, railway and transport industries.

You master the fundamentals of mechanical engineering before specialising later in your degree, with specialist modules including:

  • structural optimisation
  • energy sources and storage
  • vehicle drives and dynamics

You showcase your professional skills - including project management and the application of design methodology - through an industry-relevant team project in your final year.

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Careers

Mechanical and Low Carbon Transport 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 Mechanical and Systems 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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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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