Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering - BEng (Hons) (Top-up) Degree [Part time]

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

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

School Engineering

Attendance Part-Time


The BEng (Hons) Top-up Degree in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering offers a progression route from Level 5 FdEng or HND qualifications in an appropriate Engineering discipline. This programme has been developed and successfully delivered to meet the needs of key employers within the North East region along with national and inter-national businesses. This course aims to develop under-graduates and industry professionals with higher level skills, contributing to the region's competitiveness and to shorten the skills gap of future engineers both nationally and internationally.

This course is designed to build upon previous knowledge and experience to a Bachelor’s Degree level, providing an excellent balance of academic and industrial knowledge. The BEng (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering at Newcastle College is designed to enrich your engineering journey by enhancing and developing new skills, by teaching advance engineering principles in a range of applied mechanical applications, mechanical systems and processes, modelling and analysis and product development.
This BEng (Hons) Top-up degree will provide practical experience including destructive and non-destructive testing, finite element analysis and fracture mechanics.
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, medical, aerospace, automotive, rail, hydraulics & pneumatics, oil and gas, renewable energy, subsea applications, nuclear and specialist testing and analysis.
The course has been developed to meet the needs of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) academic requirements for applications for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status. This degree provides a progression route towards a MEng qualification, which is the academic level required for those interested in progressing Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 17/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

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 BEng (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering by NCG.

"The course taught me key theory which I was then able to apply back into the workplace".

Chris Simpson
BSc (Hons) Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (Part Time)

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


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

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

The Part-time BEng (Hons) Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering course will be delivered over the period of one academic year which is divided into two semesters; semester 1 runs from September to January and semester 2 from February to June.
You will study four mandatory modules each of which carry a 20 credit weighting and a dissertation which carries 40 credits. In addition you will be required to carry out independent study which will involve academic reading and research and also when working on assessments.
Overview of structure of the modules across the academic year is illustrated below and is focussed on studying two modules per semester with the dissertation module running across the academic year.

Dissertation-40 credits
Applied Mechanics-20 credits Manufacturing Systems and Processes-20credits
Mechanical Product Development-20 credits Computer Aided Modelling and Analysis-20 credits
The Dissertation module aims to develop your skills in:
• Research and analysis;
• The diagnosis of well-defined problems;
• Development of strategies to address problems and propose solutions;
• Presentation techniques;
• Project management via an extended vocationally-relevant project.

You will independently investigate an engineering sector-related topic and through both practical and literature-based research, analyse the context and nature of the issue, then develop, critically appraise and justify strategies to address and solve the problem.
The Computer Aided Modelling and Analysis module aims to develop your design and analytical skills with computational modelling operating within design parameters. You will be able to propose materials based on factors investigated such as FEA, stress analysis, thermal loading and cost and will propose and analyse solutions using software and computational models to solve engineering problems and justify selection of materials.
The Manufacturing Systems and Processes module aims to evaluate the use of technology in modern manufacturing and the production systems used to achieve process excellence. You will apply the theory of business improvement techniques to real industrial open ended problems and evaluate success factors. In addition students will develop an understanding of the range of improvement tools and techniques such as 5S, Poke Yoke, Waste Elimination, Kanban, SMED, Value Stream Mapping and Policy Deployment in conjunction with retention and development of market share.
In the Applied Mechanics module you will develop your understanding of a range of complex theoretical and analytical mechanical principles. You will be able to select and recommend appropriate materials based on external factors such as temperature, pressure, force, vibration and environment. You will then apply theory to engineering scenarios, analyse results and make informed recommendations and propose solutions.
Mechanical Product Development aims to develop your understanding of the requirements for product development in the mechanical manufacturing engineering industry to support technological advances and sustain business growth. You will select, appraise and apply suitable product development tools and techniques to an identified mechanical manufacturing engineering project and then design, implement and evaluate a solution.

Learning Methods

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

Progression Opportunities

Academic progression is possible onto Masters programmes at various academic institutions. Specifics of this would need to be discussed with the individual institutions

Career Opportunities

Many career opportunities exist for those successfully completing the BEng programme including design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Military Services, Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Rail Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Subsea Applications and Specialist Measurement Technicians.

Entry Requirements

A relevant Foundation Degree or the Level 5 equivalent (HND, Diploma in Higher Education).*
* Must be in Engineering, Maths and/or Science subjects.
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.
Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.
Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or the nationally recognised equivalent

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

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In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
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By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.