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  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Course Overview

Are you interested in how to make cars better, faster, safer, cleaner and more sustainable? The automotive industry, which includes successful manufacturers like Nissan, Honda and Jaguar Land Rover, needs engineers who can work on design, production, and research and development.

The first three years of the course, or four years if you undertake a year-long industrial placement, are the same as our BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering. You’ll then complete a further year to gain your MEng. This final year continues the strong focus on automotive engineering.

You should apply for this course if you want to meet in full the academic requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineer, which is associated with higher salaries. Employers place particular value on graduates who, because they already have an MEng, don’t need to undertake postgraduate studies alongside their day-to-day work.

Throughout the course you’ll be tackling problems within a practical context. Our sustainable engineering agenda will ensure that you’ll be equipped to work ethically in a world that needs engineers to meet societal challenges.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The MEng fully meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements, for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Our teaching methods include lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions and group projects as well as tutor-directed and self-directed research. There’s a strong emphasis on problem-solving because we believe that you’ll learn best when you’re engaged in applying what we teach.

Assessment methods are designed to give you feedback as well as to monitor your level of achievement. They include assessed projects that will enable you to test your skills and understanding. For most modules, though not all of them, the main method of assessment is coursework and not exams.

Career Edge

MEng (Hons) Mechanical and Automotive Engineering has been designed to fully meet the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)’s academic requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineer. Chartered status is associated with improved employability and higher salaries.

The optional placement year will enrich your experience and provide opportunities to engage with industry. There is also an option to spend the year studying abroad, which will broaden your international experience.

Our ‘learning by doing’ approach will give you an in-depth understanding and technical skills that are sought by employers. The major project in your third/fourth year, and the interdisciplinary engineering project in your fourth/fifth year, are great opportunities to apply everything you’ll have learnt. The outcome is not only important for assessment purposes but also to demonstrate your professionalism to potential employers.

Our Careers and Employment Service offers resources and support that will help you find roles matching your interests and skills. You’ll be able to access a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

Application deadline

26 January

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UCAS Points : 120

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: Requirements:A-level Mathematics and another analytical science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Physics or Technology), or recognised equivalents. GCSE Requirements:Applic


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University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 74 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    137 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%



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