Northumbria University Engineering

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Northumbria University Engineering

Are you interested in using scientific principles to solve problems and develop better ways to make things work?

Northumbria University’s Mechanical Engineering course is essential for the automotive, aeronautical, robotics, construction, software, oil/ gas, manufacturing, renewable energy and building services sectors. There are currently shortages of mechanical engineers and, by taking this undergraduate course, you’ll have plenty of career options. This course is also available through the UCAS clearing process for eligible current year UCAS applicants.

The first year of the course provides a foundational grounding in engineering. You’ll then study more advanced principles of mechanics, manufacturing technology, energy systems and engineering design, potentially working on projects with companies such as Nissan, BAE Systems and Airbus. We encourage you to spend a full year in the industry between your second and final years.

This BEng (Hons) course will meet part of the academic requirement to be a Chartered Engineer, which is associated with higher salaries. You can meet the requirement in full by studying for an additional year and gaining an MEng (Hons). If you know from the start that you’d prefer an MEng, please apply for MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering instead of this course.

Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the sector nationally for the sustained employment of Engineering and Technology graduates five years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)