Newcastle University

Newcastle University has more than 8000 students, 1200 staff and an annual turnover of £130m. It is one of the biggest Universities in the UK working across science and engineering. The  University’s research programmes are tackling some of the biggest challenges society faces, including: harnessing digital technology, assuring food and water supply, as well as mitigating climate change and smart energy.

Newcastle University hosts key components of the UK’s research infrastructure. This includes the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration, the National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering, the government-backed National Innovation Centre for Data, as well as two of the Government’s Centres for Agricultural Innovation. Newcastle University is also part of major research consortia including The Faraday Battery Institute, with £65 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities, and the Supergen programme.

Newcastle University’s vision is to be in the Top 10 science and engineering faculties in the UK by 2025, with at least one discipline in first position.

Mechanical Engineering

All Mechanical Engineering students at Newcastle University study the same broad programme for the first two years covering:

  • mechanical, electrical and materials engineering sciences (50%)
  • engineering design and manufacturing (20%)
  • engineering mathematics (18%)
  • management and professional skills, such as computing and enterprise (12%)

You will also complete a number of design projects throughout your degree, designed to enhance your practical experience and industry knowledge. These projects include small team projects based in local industry, working with leading engineering companies.

Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering

You will develop the knowledge and skills for a career in the manufacturing industry, learning how to create products that are functional, effective, innovative and user-friendly. You’ll also learn how to manufacture them appropriately and profitably. You master the fundamentals of mechanical engineering before specialising later in your degree, with modules in:

  • materials degradation
  • advanced manufacturing technology
  • mechanical power transmission

Mechanical Engineering with Mechatronics

Mechatronics represents a fusion of electrical and electronic, mechanical and software engineering. It combines precision engineering, automatic control and real-time computing to produce innovative products, such as smartphones, automatic cameras and navigation systems. This professionally accredited degree will equip you to work in a range of jobs in this field. You take specialist modules including mechatronic design, robotics and industrial automation.

Sustainable Transport Engineering

This professionally accredited degree responds to transport challenges such as the increasing demand for cars and public transport and the decline of fossil fuels. It equips you with specialist skills for a career producing efficient transport systems in sectors such as the automotive, railway and transport industries.

You master the fundamentals of mechanical engineering before specialising later in your degree. Specialist modules include structural optimisation, energy sources and storage, and vehicle drives and dynamics.

Subjects Available at Newcastle University

Newcastle University offers a range of Engineering degree courses in the following subject areas:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sustainable Transport Engineering
  • Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering with Mechatronics

Qualifications Offered by Newcastle University

Newcastle University offers Engineering degree courses with the following qualifications:

  • BEng
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • MEng
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Sustainable Transport Engineering
    • Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering with Mechatronics

Industrial Placements with Newcastle University

Newcastle University has a range of partnerships with companies which offer placements to Engineering students. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so.

You’ll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability.

To Apply for a place at Newcastle University

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