Newcastle University in Singapore

BEng Honours in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing

BEng Honours in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering


This is a two-year programme. You can convert Diploma-level or similar qualifications to a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.

Details on our new BEng (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering joint degree with the Singapore Institute of Technology can be found on the SIT website.

UCAS Code: 1210U
Duration: 2 years

We have formed an IMechE Newcastle University Student Chapter Singapore.


This degree aims to produce creative and innovative engineers. You'll graduate with more than just the ability to pass exams. 

You'll become capable of building successful teams. This is key to internationally competitive businesses and organisations.

The degree covers all aspects of an integrated approach to design and manufacturing including:

  • design for manufacturability
  • management (of innovation and new product introduction as well as of operations and systems)
  • enabling technologies (with new developments in sensors, actuators and robotics for both products and their manufacture)
  • underpinning engineering science (including materials and processes)

Course content

Find out about the course modules, how the programme is taught, and how to apply.

Employment opportunities

Newcastle graduates are known to rise to senior positions in Singapore organisations and enter careers including:

  • international consultancy
  • design and manufacturing
  • research and development
  • project management and supervision
  • quality assurance, customer support and technical sales
  • purchasing

National and international job sectors include transport, health, defence, manufacturing, and energy. Many students also progress to postgraduate study to pursue research into new technologies.

Further information

For Teach-Out programme, please download MDME Singapore Handbook 2017 for more details.

The Joint Degree Programme Handbook will be uploaded in due course.

Contact the School of Engineering at Newcastle University.


The course provides a mix of general and specific skills. This helps you meet the demands of industry and commerce.

This degree focuses on producing professional engineers with strong analytical skills. You'll gain the ability to apply the results of your analysis in the real world. 

The degree covers all aspects of manufacturing:

  • management of innovation and new product introduction
  • project, system and operational management
  • enabling technologies and underpinning engineering science including materials and processes, sensors and robotics
  • design for manufacture ('concurrent engineering')

You will study six closely inter-related strands. Five of these run in both years:

  • design for manufacture
  • manufacturing systems and the business context
  • materials and materials processing
  • electro-mechanical systems
  • thermal systems engineering (Year One only)
  • numerical and analytical methods

Compulsory modules

Year one

Year two

In the final year you'll do two projects which bring the strands of the course together. In Semester One, you'll do the Team Industrial Design Project (12.5% of year). In Semester Two you'll do an Individual Major Project (25% of year).

These projects are carried out in association with leading local companies and organisations. These include ST Kinetics, SAF, Rolls Royce, Island Concrete, Singapore General Hospital, and Sensorcraft Technologies.

Teaching and Assessment

Our academics are experts in their field. They're involved in research which is applied in the teaching environment.

The academic year starts in September and ends in June.

It is divided into two semesters, each with 15 teaching weeks. There is an additional assessment period at the end of each semester (January and May/June). There are short breaks for Christmas and Easter.


You will be taught through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • assignments
  • practical work
  • independent guided study

You'll do coursework, including laboratory and computer work, throughout the two years. This demonstrates the practical applications of theory to common engineering problems.


You study 120 credits in each year of the programme. Every 10 credits is approximately 100 hours of total study time. This includes timetabled class hours and private study. 

You'll be assessed at the end of each semester through written, practical and continuous assessment.

Your final year project is assessed  by a mixture of methods. These reflect the future needs of prospective professional engineers. You'll write technical reports , personal logbooks, and give oral and poster presentations.

How to Apply

Find out how to apply for this programme, and what the entrance requirements are.

To apply for this programme please visit the Singapore Institute of Technology website.

Entrance requirements

This programme is particularly designed for engineering diploma graduates or holders of equivalent qualifications. Find out if your diploma is relevant (click to select your polytechnic on the first tab, followed by your diploma from the second tab).

You need an appropriate qualification in engineering drafting and CAD. If you don't have this, you will have to take an additional non-credit bearing course in these topics.

You will be considered on the basis of:

  • the information provided in your application
  • academic performance 
  • potential

We have a positive approach to mature candidates seeking to return to higher education. Contact us to discuss your position if you'd like any further details.