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 three-year mechanical engineering BEng degrees.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points
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You will study topics such as:
- foundation mathematics
- applied mechanics
- material science
On successful completion of your foundation year you are guaranteed entry to an engineering degree programme at Newcastle.
Highlights of this degree
Who is this course for?Who is this course for?
If you don't have mathematics and/or science at the appropriate level to apply for our engineering degrees, this course is for you.
If you have proven ability in other subjects, it gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge you need to apply to an engineering degree here.
This course is also appropriate if you have technical or vocational qualifications or are from a different educational system.
What does it lead to?What does it lead to?
This course gives you with the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three-year Mechanical Engineering degrees:
- Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering BEng Honours (HH73)
- Mechanical Engineering BEng Honours (H300)
If you are not sure which engineering discipline you are interested in, you should apply for the general Engineering with Foundation Year degree. This allows you to delay your choice of engineering discipline until the end of the foundation year.
BEng or MEng?BEng or MEng?
We offer engineering degrees at two levels - BEng and MEng. Both provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This is one of the most recognised international engineering qualifications.
Our Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees are a direct route to becoming chartered. You don't need to study any more qualifications after your degree to achieve chartered status.
Our BEng degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you'll need to complete further study, like an approved Master's degree.
Visit the Engineering Council's website for information about the benefits of becoming chartered.
Facilities and support
Study at Newcastle and you will join a vibrant community in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering. We are based in the Stephenson Building, close to all the University facilities.
We have a wide range of state-of-the-art, specialist facilities to support your studies including:
- PC cluster with 120+ specialist workstations
- 3D motion capture
- artificial joint testing
- engine testing
- micro-electromechanical systems
- railway systems
- composite materials fire test
- gear manufacture and testing
- x-ray diffraction
You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.
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.
There are a range of social activities to help you settle into our community of 600 students. For example, you can compete in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Formula Student competition to develop a high performance single-seat racing car, which is then put to the test at the famous Silverstone Circuit.
Teaching and assessment
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.
Assessment is by in-course assessment such as laboratory reports and tutorial exercises, or by examinations.
Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment methods, credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.
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Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year MEng Honours
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.
Engineering with Foundation Year BEng Honours
Want to study 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 three-year engineering BEng degrees.
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