School of Engineering

Year of Engineering

Year of Engineering

Celebrating the world and wonder of engineering

Year of Engineering

We're delighted to support 2018 as the Year of Engineering. 

Our city and region has a long and proud heritage in engineering - our great engineers such as Armstrong, Stephenson, Merz and Swan developed ideas that changed the world.

We're proud to continue the region's rich history in world-leading engineering, innovation and creativity.

It is a very exciting time for engineering at Newcastle University.

In September, we will start our first Degree Apprenticeship in Power Engineering, and we're exploring more opportunities with our industrial partners.

This year has also seen the launch of the Government's Industrial Strategy, including the aim to use new technologies and modern construction practice to at least halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030. We will play a key role in this, with more than 100 leading academics working across the energy field, from future transport and smart grids to implementing a whole systems approach to energy transitions.

If you are a teacher, careers adviser or youth-group leader, our Outreach Team offers a wide range of classroom workshops for ages 7-18, as well as on-campus events throughout the year, all free of charge. A highlight is our STEMFEST, taking place in July.

Our University Open Days will be a great opportunity to hear about the world leading engineering we undertake and to learn about your study opportunities.

What is the Year of Engineering?


Great Exhibition of the North

The Great Exhibition of the North also takes place this year and the Innovation Trail takes in some fantastic engineering including the Newcastle Helix site (formerly Science Central), Stephenson's Quarter, the Mining Institute and the Discovery Museum.

As part of the Great Exhibition our Head of School, Professor Phil Taylor, will deliver a lecture on 'The use of advanced digital technology in engineering' as part of the The Great Northern Engineering Experience on Tuesday 14 August.

The Urban Sciences Building is a star attraction on the GET North Innovation Trail