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Mechanical Engineering: Employability

Our graduates are sought after by leading industry employers from across the globe.

Learn with industry

We design our curriculum in collaboration with industry partners. This means we equip our students with the knowledge and practical skills to excel in your chosen career*.

You will engage with industry throughout your course  in a variety of activities, including:

  • industrial placements
  • enrichment week activities
  • guest lectures
  • industry/alumni sessions
  • real-world projects
  • data insights bootcamp
  • site visits
  • industry focused modules
  • professional skills support/mock interviews
  • industry-led problem solving training
  • work shadowing
  • summer experiences

*Awarded 5 QS Stars for Student Employability (2022)

Careers events and online portal

You will have access to an online portal providing material to enhance your employability. This includes:  

  • industry news
  • placement/career opportunities
  • on-demand industry/alumni sessions
  • guidance and support

Students also have the opportunity to engage with our industrial partners through professional careers events. These provide a first-hand insight into the sector and the chance to build networks.

Two of our key annual events are:

Careers service

Our award-winning careers service has a wide range of tools available to students. These will provide all the knowledge and experience you need  for a successful job search. Just some of the services available include:

  • MyCareer: an online portal which can help you book a careers appointment, sign up for events, and search for graduate jobs, work experience and part-time employment.
  • Feedback on your CV: the Careers Service can help you write a winning CV. Get feedback from our CV advisers and access our new online CV checker, CareerSet.
  • Find jobs: whether you’re seeking a graduate or part-time job, use our vacancy search to find the right role for you.
  • Gain work experience: find invaluable work experience in the form of paid internships (on or off campus), placement years, work shadowing and insight days.
  • Practise interviews: practise your interview skills using our video interview platforms, Shortlist.Me and Graduates First.
A Newcastle University student works with one of our Careers Service professionals to help improve their employability.

Pathway to professional chartership

Accreditation  is your assurance that the degree programme you’re studying meets the standards set by the engineering profession.

All our degrees in Mechanical Engineering are accredited by:

A Chartered Engineer (CEng) is one of the most recognised international engineering qualifications.

  • our Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees are a direct route to becoming chartered. You don’t need to study any further qualifications to work toward chartered status
  • our Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you’ll need to complete further study, such as an approved Master's degree

Graduate destinations

A degree from the School of Engineering opens up a world of opportunities. Our graduates work in sectors from business and management to consultancy and groundbreaking research around the world, including organisations such as: