School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

We'll equip you with knowledge and skills across a wide range of mechanical engineering disciplines.

Mechanical engineering students build a prototype wind power generator

Our Degrees

Our interdisciplinary approach means you’ll gain a depth of understanding and expertise in Mechanical Engineering, and the breadth of skills and ability to collaborate across other engineering disciplines.

Entry requirements

  • A Level: AAB-ABB
  • IB: 34-35 points
  • A Level: AAA
  • IB: 37 points
International equivalent

Mechanical Engineering is a diverse subject. It is derived from the need to design and manufacture everything from small individual parts and devices (such as microscale sensors and inkjet printer nozzles) to large systems (such as spacecraft and machine tools).

Mechanical engineers are involved at every stage of taking a product from an idea through to the marketplace. Our degrees will equip you with knowledge and skills across a wide range of mechanical engineering disciplines.

Undergraduate Courses in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering: Bachelor and Master of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

This degree equips you with knowledge and skills across a wide range of mechanical engineering topics, including the legal, industrial and managerial aspects of operations.

Sustainable Transport Engineering:  Master of Engineering MEng Honours
Sustainable Transport Engineering

Develop efficient transport systems and respond to transport challenges such as the increasing demand for cars and public transport and the decline of fossil fuels.

Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering:  Master of Engineering MEng Honours
Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering

Create products that are functional, effective, innovative and user-friendly, and manufacture them appropriately and profitably.

Mechanical Engineering with Mechatronics: Master of Engineering MEng Honours
Mechanical Engineering with Mechatronics

Mechatronics is a fusion of electrical, electronic, mechanical, and software engineering. Combining precision engineering, automatic control and real-time computing, it produces many innovative products.

Mechanical Engineering with Biomedical Engineering:  Master of Engineering MEng Honours
Mechanical Engineering with Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering helps humans and animals stay mobile. It covers a wide range of engineering and medical techniques, such as biomechanics, biotribology, biomaterials and biosensors.

Mechanical Engineering with Energy:  Master of Engineering MEng Honours
Mechanical Engineering with Energy

Get a deep understanding of sustainable energy. You'll focus on themes such as resource assessment, energy management and renewable energy technologies.

Scholarships and Funding

A number of scholarships and funding opportunities are available for undergraduate students.


Why Choose Us?

Students are partners in our education model and you will work alongside academics and industry partners who are leaders in their field, developing innovative and sustainable ideas that can change the world.

Be part of a long tradition of engineering excellence. Here in Newcastle is where great innovators such as Armstrong, Stephenson, Merz and Swan developed ideas that changed the world.

Our Global Community

Our diverse multicultural community includes students from over 100 nationalities and unites people and cultures providing you with a truly global student experience.

Equality and diversity are essential components of our day-to-day operations and long term ambitions within the School of Engineering and includes a number of initiatives. We encourage women in engineering and are nearing our goal of 25% of our female student cohort.

Integrated Engineering and Our Impact

You will benefit from our integrated approach to teaching giving you a depth of subject understanding and ability to collaborate across our subject disciplines working alongside expert academics and industry leaders. 
Our subject disciplines are organised into three research groups: Bio and EnvironmentalInfrastructure and Materials and Manufacturing. This way you will benefit from our interdisciplinary approach where teaching is informed by our ground-breaking research in Mechanical Engineering.

Our Mechanical Engineering research themes include:

Teaching Excellence

We are proud to have achieved a Gold Award in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which demonstrates our commitment to teaching quality.

Teaching Excellence Framework TEF Gold

Join the Transformational World of Engineering


Your Learning Experience

Here at Newcastle you are a Student Engineer, not an Engineering Student. Right from day one, you’re on course to becoming a professional engineer with a world of opportunities.


Mechanical Engineering graduates

have gone on to employment or further study

DLHE 2016

Your learning experience will incorporate a mix of theory and practical application of mechanical engineering – providing real-world experience.

Supporting You

You will be a part of an inspiring, supportive and challenging environment where you will flourish.

Students here in the School are supported throughout their studies with help and support from personal tutors, stage tutors, degree tutors and student buddies as well as access to a range of student support and wellbeing facilities and a number of resources through our Students’ Union.

Engage with Industry

You will engage with industry in a number of ways including guest lectures, projects, placements, in-school support as well support from our Careers Service.

There are lots of social activities to help you settle into our community and our School. For example, you can compete in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Formula Student competition to develop a high performance single-seat racing car, which is then put to the test at the famous Silverstone Circuit.

World-class Facilities and Living Laboratories

We have a wide range of Mechanical Engineering facilities for teaching and research. The Design Unit, housed in the Stephenson Building, is one of the world leaders in gear engineering.


Our Students

What do our students think of our Mechanical Engineering degrees?



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

Siemens: A top graduate destination and one of our industrial partners
British Engines: One of our industrial partners
Ministry of Defence: A top graduate destination
BAE Systems: A top graduate destination
DePuy Synthes
WSP: A top graduate destination


Average starting salary

Typical range £25k-£30k


Student Engineers

We see our students as ‘Student Engineers’, meaning right from day one, you will be on the pathway to becoming a professional engineer. 

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.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Chartered Engineer on the Engineering Council’s website

From Student to Graduate to Professional Chartered Engineer

Our undergraduate Mechanical Engineering degrees are professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Engaging with Industry

Our professionally accredited taught degree programmes will allow you industry exposure in a number of ways through:

  • placements
  • projects
  • industry prizes
  • competitions
  • guest lectures
  • site visits
  • careers support
  • careers fairs

We will support and facilitate your engagement with industry through our:

  • Professional Bodies
  • Industrial Advisory Boards
  • Academic Leads
  • Industrial Liaison Managers
  • Careers Service Marketing Professionals
  • Business Development Managers
  • Alumni

Engineers without Borders

A degree from the School of Engineering will open up a world of opportunities in careers ranging from groundbreaking research and consultancy to business and management, in the UK and Europe.

Our Graduates

Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)

All our undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering 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.