Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering - BEng (Hons) [Top-Up] [Full-Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  HH37


This course has been developed to offer a balance of academic and industrial knowledge to meet the needs of key employers within the North East region, along with national and international businesses. This course aims to help you develop a range of skills, contributing to the region's competitiveness and to close the skills gap of future engineers both nationally and internationally.

The first year of this degree provides you with a multi-disciplinary theoretical, simulation and practical experience focusing on engineering mathematics, 2-D CAD and drawing systems, electrical science, mechanical science and mechatronics, along with practical hands on manufacturing experience using machine tools and fabrication. The second year of study will build upon previous knowledge and experience and project management, 3D computer aided design, advanced mechanical science, mechanical power transmission and engineering design. In your third year you will explore engineering principles in a range of applied mechanical applications, manufacturing systems and processes, modelling and analysis and product development. You will also consider practical experience including destructive and non-destructive testing, finite element analysis and fracture mechanics.

This course is mapped against the academic requirements of the Engineering Council UK-Spec for Incorporated Engineer (IENG) status and students are encouraged to join the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as a student affiliated member. This is free of charge for the duration of the course and provides additional benefits such as specialist lectures, visits and access to a wide range of journal articles, publications and an online engineering handbook.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Work Ready Guarantee

As part of our work-ready guarantee you will be given the opportunity to work towards EngTech or IEng professional status with the Engineering Council, through a regulatory body. To further develop your work-ready skills you will be given the opportunity to visit various engineering companies throughout your studies and you will undertake a series of industrial training courses to gain vital first-hand experience of how engineering theory is put into practice.

Who the course is for

BEng (Hons) (Top-up) in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering is suited for individuals seeking industrial employment, understanding of Mechanical Manufacturing engineering skills along with advance engineering skills to start or upgrade an engineering career.

Qualification Gained

On Successful completion you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering by NCG.

Industry Average Salaries

Below are some of the typical job roles and salaries within the sector:

Junior Level Role

Junior Mechanical Engineer - £18,000-£25,000

Middle Level Role

Experienced Mechanical Engineer - £25,000-£35,000

Senior Level Role

Senior Mechanical Engineer - £40,000-£50,000

How to Apply


Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

Course Content

Year one:
Academic Study Skills
Advanced Practical Skills
Electrical Science
Engineering Mathematics
Mechanical Science
Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning
Technical Drawing for Engineers
Work Related Learning

Year two:
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Advanced Mechanical Science
Engineering Design
Mechanical Power Transmission
Professional Development
Project Management Incorporating PRINCE2 (Foundation)
Work-Based Learning
Commercial and Business Systems

Year three:
Applied Mechanics and Materials
Advanced CAD and Analysis Techniques
Manufacturing Systems and Processes
Mechanical Product Development and Management

Learning Methods

Learning Methods include assignment work, reports, simulations, portfolios, presentations and examinations.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be carried out through assignment work, reports, simulations, portfolios, presentations
and examinations.

Progression Opportunities

Academic progression is available through an appropriate Masters degree.

Career Opportunities

A degree in mechanical manufacturing engineering opens many industry doors and you can choose from varied career options in wide range of industries, such as design, manufacturing, military services, aerospace, automotive, rail, control, renewables energy, subsea applications and specialist measurement techniques. Our graduates work in diverse engineering companies such as the NHS, Drager Safety, Gates Power, Rolls Royce, The Reece Group, Spincraft, Quick Hydraulics, Transmission Dynamics and many more.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 64 UCAS points

You can only apply electronically using the web-based on-line application system
When you apply, you will need the UCAS code for your chosen course (see the course listing in the prospectus). You will also need Newcastle College’s institution name and code.
The institution name is NCAST. The institution code is N23.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.