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Mechanical Engineering (5 years) MEng (Hons)



What will I learn?

Want to study mechanical engineering at Newcastle, but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our four-year Mechanical Engineering MEng degrees.

Course overview

Our mechanical engineering degrees focus on developing your knowledge and practical skills across a broad range of engineering topics, so you graduate equipped to succeed in any engineering field.

This foundation year will help you build the base knowledge you need to progress to any of our mechanical engineering MEng degrees.

This is a full-time programme of study covering core mechanical engineering topics, including:

  • foundation mathematics
  • applied mechanics
  • material science

Professional accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It is also professionally accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council.

This means future employers will recognise the quality of your degree because it meets high professional standards.

Teaching methods

You'll learn from staff across various departments of our engineering and science schools.

You spend approximately 20 hours per week in taught classes. You also spend a further 20 hours attending tutorials and completing laboratory reports.

Your future

Graduates from our Mechanical Engineering MEng Honours course have gone on to work for a range of high-profile companies and organisations, such as:

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Network Rail
  • Aston Martin
  • Ministry of Defence
  • DeepOcean Group
  • National Grid
  • McLaren Technology Group
  • Komatsu

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering (Mechanical and Systems)

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

Please check with institution

Start date

18 September 2023


Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 26. Students may be considered for first year entry with a GPA 3.2/4 in a High School Graduation Diploma. Students should have SAT Reasoning with 600 in each plus combination of SAT subject tests with 650 in each and AP tests with scores of 3. Students also considered for first year entry: GPA 2.8+ in an Associate of Arts and GPA 2.8+ in 1-2 years of US College or University (Advanced entry may be awarded if sufficient credit has been obtained in relevant subjects). This will be assessed on a case by case basis. Many of our courses require them to have a particular background in the subject they are applying to study. This is known as ‘pre-requisite’ knowledge. If required, they must evidence this knowledge via relevant AP tests, SAT Subject Tests, honors or college level classes. To study History BA Honours they must be able to demonstrate that they have pre-requisite knowledge of World History. The Specific grade requirements may vary depending on the individual course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Newcastle University

Newcastle University offers an internationally respected qualification, and a graduate employment rate of 94 per cent.

  • Historic campus with modern facilities
  • Nine National Teaching Fellowships awarded among staff
  • Scholarships and bursaries available
  • Highest offer rate of Russell Group universities

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