School of Engineering

Engineering at Newcastle

Undergraduate study

Engineering at Newcastle

What we do here makes a difference out there.

We are proud to continue our city's rich history in world-leading engineering, innovation and creativity, by:

We have consistently high rankings for the experience that we offer our students. We were placed 6th overall in the UK (International Student Barometer Autumn 2017).

Our teaching is of the highest quality. We have achieved a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

You'll be a partner in our education model. From research-led teaching to experiential learning, your experience will be diverse, stimulating and rewarding.

TEF: Gold rated teaching

Facilities and living labs

As a student engineer at Newcastle, you will have access to a wide range of world-class facilities and living laboratories.

We are continually investing in your learning experience. Newcastle Helix, our £350million flagship project, acts as a living laboratory. It focuses on our specialisms in sustainability, engineering and transport.

Our undergraduate degrees



World-class engineers

What makes a world-class engineer?

Ross Whitelaw

Principal Civil Engineer at Royal HaskoningDHV

The high calibre and well-grounded graduates we employ from Newcastle University always fit excellently into our project teams from the outset.

Ross Whitelaw - Principal Civil Engineer at Royal HaskoningDHV

An engineering degree from Newcastle equips you with the professional and technical skills to excel in your chosen career.

You will have access to our award-winning Careers Service. They'll give you advice and support while you're studying, and for three years after you graduate.

You'll engage with industry from the start. With projects designed in collaboration with leading companies, you'll develop the skills and knowledge demanded by the engineering sector. You'll be well on the way to becoming a professional chartered engineer.

From Student to Graduate to Professional Chartered Engineer

Dr Omid Mostaghimi

Electronics Team Leader at Mercedes AMG

Can you imagine anything better than working for Formula 1? It is the best learning challenge one could experience in real world cutting edge technology.

Dr Omid Mostaghimi - Electronics Team Leader at Mercedes MMG

Louise Westoby

Current PhD student

The focus on sustainability and the human aspects of engineering have been really useful in preparing me for my PhD research.  It opens up so many different career options which could take you all over the world.

Louise Westoby - current PhD student

Dale Geach

Technology and Innovation Manager at Siemens

My degree programme aligned very closely with existing industry skill needs.

Dale Geach - Technology and Innovation Manager at Siemens

Katherine Turnbull

Director at Ed Jeffery Ltd
Lead Analyst advising Crossrail

I love how in my role you can really influence decisions in the industry.

Katherine Turnbull - Director at Ed Jeffery Ltd

Our graduates go on to high-level careers working for companies that make a mark across the globe.

Siemens: A top graduate destination and one of our industrial partners
Dyson: One of our industrial partners
Arup: A top graduate destination and one of our industrial partners
Rolls Royce: A top graduate destination and one of our industrial partners
GSK GlaxoSmithKline: A top graduate destination
Royal Navy
NWG Northumbrian Water Group: One of our industrial partners
Atkins: A top graduate destination
Leica Geosystems
Sevcon: One of our industrial partners
Skanska: A top graduate destination

Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme: DTUS

Most of our undergraduate degrees are approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme. The Scheme sponsors students interested in a scientific, engineering or technical career in the armed forces or the Ministry of Defence.

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

The student engineer experience

Here at Newcastle University, we see you as an engineer from the start.

You will work alongside leaders from industry and academia, solving real world problems.

Our teaching is shaped by industry and our cutting-edge research. This means that you'll be at the forefront in your study. We prepare you for a global career in engineering, and equip you with the skills that industry demands.

You will enhance your learning through:

  • our programme of expert guest lectures
  • site visits and field trips
  • integrated design and industrially focused projects
  • employer networking events

You’ll see how some of the biggest companies across the world put engineering theory into practice.

An engineering degree from Newcastle University opens up a world of opportunities for you. Some of our courses provide you with the chance to study abroad, or spend a year in industry. You'll undertake research projects and placements that will reinforce your learning experience.

Take a look at some of our student engineers ...


Chemical Engineering: MEng (Hons)

The Chemical Engineering department at Newcastle was much smaller than other universities I looked round, whilst still being accredited and having good links in industry.


Daniel - Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering: MEng (Hons)

I knew the city well already so I was excited by the prospect of living here as a student. Newcastle has a vibrant, lively atmosphere which makes a great base for University life.


Jane - Civil Engineering


Electrical and Electronic Engineering: BEng (Hons)

The University goes out of their way to take care of you from the time you  arrive at the airport. This support continues throughout your studies. Generally, the University gives you all the support you would need like a family would.


Habiba - Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Marine Technology with Naval Architecture: BEng (Hons)

The teaching quality on my course is very good. The lecturers are experts in their fields and have often done a lot of research themselves or worked in the industry for many years.


Verity - Marine Technology with Naval Architecture


Mechanical Engineering with Mechatronics: MEng (Hons)

Newcastle University is a great place to study! The engineering buildings have great facilities - various labs, machines and computer clusters. The lecturers are very supportive and are always eager to help you learn.


Jessica - Mechanical Engineering


Surveying and Mapping Science: BSc (Hons)

The high academic quality of the course is very evident, yet the staff are still very approachable, friendly and willing to help.


Tim - Surveying, Mapping and GIS

We are proud to continue our city's rich history in world-leading engineering, innovation and creativity, by:

  • engaging our students
  • undertaking ground-breaking research
  • working alongside governmental and industrial partners