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H104 - Engineering


MEng Honours

  • UCAS code: H104
  • Full time
  • 4 years
  • Next start date: September 2021
Year :

This engineering degree will provide you with a solid foundation of integrated engineering principles with a depth of knowledge and skill, preparing you for a global engineering career.

Fees (per year)

  • Home: £9250
  • International: £23400

Entry requirements

  • A Level: AAB
  • IB: 34 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21
Work placement opportunity Study abroad opportunity

Course overview

This MEng Engineering course has been designed alongside industry experts to provide you with a broad-based engineering education. You'll gain the depth of understanding and the interdisciplinary skills required to be successful in a number of engineering sectors.

This flexible general engineering degree is taught across Civil, Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical Engineering. You'll study general engineering themes throughout your degree. You'll develop diverse skills relevant to the needs of industry and today’s global challenges.

You'll specialise in one of three streams during the second year of the degree, whilst continuing to develop in-depth knowledge across the following disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Upon choosing your specialism, you'll also have the option to take a placement year. This will further enhance your learning and employability skills.

Because of our close links with industry, real business skills are embedded throughout the degree. This means you'll develop key multidisciplinary skills and the ability to generate solutions to real-world engineering problems.


This MEng degree includes an additional year of master's-level study which will deepen your knowledge.

Our MEng degrees are also a direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You don’t need to study any more qualifications after your degree to work towards chartered status.


Your course during COVID-19
Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to guidelines that may be in place from time to time.

View our COVID-19 Study page, which gives information about your Newcastle University study experience for the academic year 2021-22.

See our terms and conditions and student complaints information

Quality and ranking

We have a long tradition of excellence in teaching, recognised in many external surveys and assessments, but also by our own students.

Our commitment to teaching quality and an excellent student experience is reflected through our results in national and international student satisfaction surveys.

Modules and learning


The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage. 

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Throughout Stage 1 you'll gain a cross-discipline learning experience across a broad spectrum of engineering fundamentals.


Compulsory Modules Credits
Engineering Mathematics I 20
Sustainable Design, Creativity, and Professionalism 30
Electrical and Magnetic Systems 15
Electronics and Sensors 10
Thermofluid Mechanics 15
Properties & Behaviour of Engineering Materials 15
Mechanics I 15

Stage 2 will continue to focus on core engineering themes.


Compulsory Modules
  • Engineering Mathematics II and Statistical Data Analysis 20 credits
  • Design and Professional Skills II 30 credits
  • Digital and Smart Systems 10 credits
  • Mechanics II 20 credits

At the end of semester one, you will have the flexibility to choose your specialism from one of three discipline areas:

Civil Engineering specialism

Compulsory Modules
  • Geotechnics 10 credits
  • Applications of Engineering Fluid Mechanics 10 credits
  • Design of Building Elements 10 credits
  • Engineering Surveying 10 credits

Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialism

Compulsory Modules
  • Electrical Engineering II (EE) 20 credits
  • Electronic Engineering 20 credits

Mechanical Engineering specialism

Compulsory Modules
  • Applications of Engineering Fluid Mechanics 10 credits
  • Materials II 10 credits
  • Thermodynamics 10 credits
  • Electrical Engineering II (Mechanical) 10 credits

A major highlight of Stage 3 will include a General Engineering Interdisciplinary Design Project. This 40 credit compulsory module will allow you to develop your analytical and design capabilities as an engineer. You will engage with industry experts to prepare you for professional practice.

In addition you will also advance your knowledge further throughout Stage 3 in your chosen specialism:

Civil Engineering specialism

Compulsory Modules
  • Introduction to Architecture 10 credits
  • Construction Management 10 credits
  • Engineering Ethics and Sustainability 10 credits
  • Geotechnical Design 10 credits
  • Structural Analysis 2 10 credits
  • Computational Engineering Analysis 20 credits
  • Design of Building Systems 10 credits

Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialism

Compulsory Modules
  • Linear Controller Design and State Space Analysis 10 credits
  • Electrical Machines 10 credits
  • Introduction to the Basics of Modern Power Electronics 10 credits
  • Design and Test of Digital Systems 10 credits
  • Industrial Automation and Robotics 10 credits
  • Electrical Drives 10 credits
  • Photonics 10 credits
  • Digital Control Systems 10 credits

Mechanical Engineering specialism

Compulsory Modules
  • Computational Modelling 20 credits
  • Instrumentation and Drive Systems 20 credits
  • Structural Optimisation and Crashworthiness 20 credits
  • Materials Degradation & Component Life 20 credits

A key highlight of Stage 4 includes a General Engineering Team Project where you will focus on your development towards being a professional chartered engineer. This 60 credit compulsory module has a particular emphasis on project management and team work, you will enhance your technical ability and generate solutions to an engineering problem.

You will advance your knowledge further at master's-level throughout Stage 4 in your chosen specialism:

Civil Engineering specialism

Compulsory Modules
  • Public Policy: Infrastructure and Climate Change 10 credits
  • Soil Modelling and Numerical Methods 10 credits
  • Structural Reliability 10 credits
  • Engineering Mechanics of Composites 10 credits
  • Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics 20 credits

Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialism

Compulsory Modules
  • Software Tools for Digital System Design 10 credits
  • Design of Electrical Machines and Drives 10 credits
  • Distributed Control Systems 20 credits
  • Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grids 20 credits

Mechanical Engineering specialism

Compulsory Modules
  • Energy Sources and Storage 20 credits
  • Manufacturing, Materials and Processes 20 credits
  • Design of Mechanical Power Transmissions 20 credits

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

We have a multidisciplinary approach to teaching, informed by the needs of industry and society. This offers a rich and diverse learning experience.

You will develop your creativity and innovation skills. We'll encourage divergent thinking, opinion generation, and subjective interpretations.

Our industrially focused teaching consists of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • site visits
  • practical lab sessions
  • projects
  • group work
  • industry guest lectures
  • personal supervision

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Assessments

  • Assignments – written or fieldwork

  • Case studies

  • Coursework

  • Dissertation or research project

  • Essays

  • Examinations – practical or online

  • Group work

  • Practical sessions

  • Presentations

  • Projects

  • Reports

Skills and experience

Practical skills

You'll gain hands-on experience throughout your degree using industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities in the School of Engineering and the wider university.

You'll benefit from our close links with industry through guest lectures and by working with industry partners throughout various projects - equipping you with industrial knowledge and skills.

Business skills

Our modules are shaped by industry. This means you'll gain a combination of transferable skills and technical knowledge.

Throughout this degree you will develop real business skills such as:

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • safety
  • team working
  • creativity
  • enterprise
  • innovation
  • leadership

These are skills key to a successful career in industry.

Research skills

Here in the School of Engineering we believe that the greatest advances will arise from multi-disciplinary collaboration.

You'll benefit from our world-leading research and will be taught by leaders in their field. You'll have access to our cutting-edge facilities and can be confident that your degree programme is informed by the latest knowledge and developments in engineering.


Study abroad

Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.

You can choose to spend up to a year studying at a partner institution overseas.

If you choose to study abroad, it will extend your degree by a year. 

Find out more about study abroad

Work Placement

This engineering degree is also available with a year's work placement, as a five-year programme.

You'll apply to spend the year working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement.

Work placements take place in Year 4, upon completion of Stage 3. You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

Find out more about work placements

Facilities and environment


You'll have access to a range of dedicated specialist facilities in the School of Engineering and across campus to support your studies and enhance your learning experience.

Find out more about these facilities

Depending on your chosen specialism, you will have access to:

Civil Engineering

  • Geotechnical Soils Lab
  • Hydro-borehole array - borehole measurement and data collection facility
  • BE:WISE - Biological Engineering: Wastewater Innovation at Scale, Europe's largest wastewater treatment research facility
  • Novak Lab - used for practicals and projects, this lab provides access to a range of flumes, a rainfall and runoff simulator and a sediment transport channel
  • Flood Defence Schemes
  • Urban Observatory - with sensors gathering data across the city, you will have access to the largest set of publicly available real time urban data in the UK
  • Urban Traffic Management Centre
  • Instrumented engineering embankment
  • Instrumented river catchment on the River Eden
  • Heavy Structures Lab

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Computing Lab
  • Electrical Power Teaching Lab
  • Electronics Lab
  • the Millennium Laboratory – home to a wide range of facilities and experimental rigs
  • Merz Court Pilot Plant Laboratory – a pilot plant with 28 experimental rigs
  • Clean-Room Microfabrication Lab – home to two class 100-10000 clean rooms

Mechanical Engineering

  • 3D motion capture
  • x-ray diffraction
  • robotics
  • micro-electromechanical systems
  • dedicated biomaterial and biotribology labs
  • railway systems
  • gear manufacture and testing
  • nanomeasurement
  • engine testing
  • artificial joint testing


You'll receive comprehensive support from the moment you arrive at the University.

To support you in your studies, all new students entering year 1 or year 2 will receive:

  • a tablet so you can download the online learning resources you'll need for your course (helping us to make our campus more sustainable)
  • a start-up pack containing essential personal protective equipment

You'll have the support of an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree to help with academic and personal issues. You'll also be supported by stage tutors and degree tutors as well as benefit from the School's student buddies scheme.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have when starting university.

Your future

Engineering graduates

Our graduates go on to work in a wide range of roles, industries, and sectors. Recent graduates have secured positions in:

  • Siemens
  • Arup
  • Aecom
  • Dyson
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • ABB
  • Centrica
  • Satorius
  • BP
  • Nissan
  • Royal Navy

The practical, analytical, and problem-solving skills you will develop on this programme mean you'll also be highly employable in related sectors such as:

  • transport
  • logistics
  • health
  • defence
  • manufacturing
  • renewable energy
  • automobile
  • nuclear
  • mining
  • electrical supply and distribution
  • power systems

There are also opportunities in groundbreaking research and consultancy, as well as business and management.

Many of our students also progress on to further study, either within engineering or in a related field.

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Careers support

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

Visit our Careers Service website

Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK.

Read our detailed explanation

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

A Level


International Baccalaureate

34 points

Other UK qualifications (and PARTNERS)

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements


Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria. 

Find out more about PARTNERS

Entrance courses (INTO)

International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

Home Fee Students


International Fee Students


The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for home fee-paying students is set by the UK government.

As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme). 

The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.

For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.

If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.

Read more about fees and funding

Year abroad and additional costs

For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year. 

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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Apply through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:

  • the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
  • the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
  • the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

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