Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering - FdEng [Part-Time]

Level 5 - Foundation Degree or HNCs/HNDs or NVQ Level 5 or Equivalent

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

Attendance Part-Time

UCAS Code  HH37


This course has been developed in conjunction with local industry to ensure you develop the skills and knowledge to operate in the fast paced mechanical and manufacturing engineering sector. This programme will develop your engineering principles knowledge, give you advanced practical skills and enable you to apply these in work-related projects to best prepare you for employment within the sector. In addition, you will attend industry visits, hear from industry professionals and have the chance to join the Engineering Council as a student member.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is designed for those with a passion for entering the Engineering Industry, or those wishing to further their career prospects who are currently working in engineering related roles.

Qualification Gained

Upon completion of the programme you will gain a Foundation Degree in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering by NCG.

"During my time at Newcastle College I have broaded my knowledge of mechanical engineering processes, Newcastle College has been a source of inspiration, an experience I will never forget".

Johnny Angle
FdEng 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 House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.



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

Course Content

Year one:
Academic Study Skills
Drawing Systems
Electrical Science
Engineering Mathematics
Machine Tools and Fabrication
Mechanical Science
Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning
Work Related Learning

Year two:
Advanced Mechanical Science
Engineering Design
Mechanical Power Transmission
Professional Development
Project Management Principles
Work-Based Learning


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

Upon completion of the FdEng Programme you can progress to our BSc (Hons) Top-up in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, or BSc (Hons) Engineering Management, as well as programmes at other institutions.

Career Opportunities

This course will provide you with the necessary skills to gain employment within the mechanical engineering and the manufacturing engineering sectors. 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points at A-level, BTEC QCF Subsidiary, 90 Credit, National or Extended Diploma; Merits in Level 3 Access to HE Diploma, Advanced Apprenticeship.*
*Must be in Engineering, Maths and/or Science subjects. Applicants must 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. 
If English Language is not your first language, an English language test score of 6.0 or above is required.

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.