Newcastle University
Mechanical Engineering with Design and Manufacturing MEng (Hons)
Newcastle University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

‌This professionally accredited MEng Honours degree is similar in content to the related BEng, but includes an additional year of advanced study. You master the fundamentals of mechanical engineering before specialising later in your degree, with modules in materials degradation, advanced manufacturing technology and mechanical power transmission. This degree is accredited by the following organisations, providing industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification: •the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) •the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The accredited MEng fully meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements, for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 58 graduates of Mechanical Engineering with Design and Manufacturing MEng (Hons) at Newcastle University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Mechanical Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
62 /100
58 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Mechanical Engineering with Design and Manufacturing MEng (Hons) at Newcastle University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Mechanical Engineering with Design and Manufacturing MEng (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £34000 £38500
25-75 percentile range £26500 - £32000 £29000 - £39000 £31500 - £45500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Mechanical Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28793 £31378 £36263
25-75 percentile range £25309 - £31996 £25264 - £38338 £28593 - £44295

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Mechanical Engineering with Design and Manufacturing, MEng (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Mechanical Engineering with Design and Manufacturing MEng (Hons) at Newcastle University

60% Engineering professionals
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Elementary occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
0% Finance Professionals
0% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
0% Information Technology Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

AAB including Mathematics and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics, but excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B or 6) required if Physics not offered at A or AS level.

Access Qualifications in a relevant area of engineering or physical science. Must include 45 Level 3 credits at Distinction. At least 15 level 3 credits must be in mathematics (including integral and differential calculus). GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B or 6) required if Physics not offered at a higher level.

AAB at Advanced Higher including Mathematics and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or another Mathematics. Higher Physics or Chemistry required at grade B if not offered at Advanced Higher. Two Highers at the required grade (in different subjects to those offered at Advanced Higher) may replace a third Advanced Higher. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

We welcome applications from students offering an Extended Project and value the skills of research and independent learning that it is designed to develop. If you offer an Extended Project, it will be taken into account as part of your application profile, but we will not usually include it in offer conditions for this degree programme.

34 points with Mathematics and at least one of Physics or Chemistry at Higher Level grade 6 or above. Physics required at Standard Level grade 5 or above if not offered at Higher Level.

Typically D3,D3,D3 in Principal Subjects including Mathematics, and one of Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics. GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B or 6) required if not offered at a higher level.

•If you already have, or are taking, the A level (or equivalent) Maths and Science qualifications specified in our entry requirements, you should apply for stage 1 (First Year) entry of the engineering degree course in which you are interested •If you have a Maths qualification but will not have it at A level (or equivalent) when you start your degree, you should apply for the relevant degree with Foundation Year. We may give you the opportunity to take the Newcastle University Pre-Entry Maths Course* and the option to start in First Year if we think that this will be the best route for you

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Others
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Mechanical Engineering with Design and Manufacturing, MEng (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Newcastle University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Mechanical Engineering with Design and Manufacturing MEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

For information on home and international tuition fees and funding for 2021 entry, visit: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding/

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Newcastle University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Newcastle University in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #22 
    • #296 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Engineering

    • #11 
    • #209 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #46 
    • #60 
    Engineering Mechanical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #25 
    Mechanical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #18 
    • #201 
    Mechanical Engineering
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #17 
    • #207 
    Mechanical Engineering
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #275 
    Mechanical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

See all university rankings of Newcastle University

What students say about studying Mechanical Engineering in the UK?

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About Newcastle University

Founded in 1834, Newcastle University is located in the small city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Less than an hour’s bus ride from the coast, this institution of higher education offers Undergraduates modern lecture theatres, state-of-the-art laboratories, and spaces for socialising and for being creative such as their Fine Arts Hub. Postgraduate students have their own library, complete with a laptop loan system and assistance from knowledgeable librarians to ensure that students have every means of succeeding.

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Where is this programme taught

Newcastle Campus
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