Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering - FdEng [Full Time]

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

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  HH37


The Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering provides an excellent balance of academic and industrial knowledge. FdEng courses at Newcastle College are designed to kick-start your engineering journey by enhancing and developing new skills, providing strong Foundations in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Industrial and system engineering skills, also developing softer transferable skills throughout the qualification which enables successful graduates to look, apply and get jobs within Engineering.

First Year (Level 4) of the foundation degree will give you multi-disciplinary theoretical, simulation and practical experience focusing on Engineering Mathematics, Drawing Systems, Electrical Science, Mechanical Science, Mechatronics, machine tools and fabrication.

Second year (Level 5) of the foundation degree will build upon previous knowledge and experience and Project management, Computer Aided Design, Advanced Mechanical Science, mechanical power transmission and engineering design.

A career 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.

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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

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 we ensure that you get the opportunity to visit various Engineering companies throughout your studies, to gain vital first-hand experience of how Engineering theory is put into practice.

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 broadened 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 (Full 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


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

The FdEng Multi-Skill Engineering will be delivered over the period of two academic years which is divided into two semesters each year.

Year 1
Semester 1 runs from September to January and semester 2 from February to June.

  • Personal Development
  • Work Related Learning
  • Drawing System
  • Machine Tools & Fabrication
  • Electrical Science
  • Mechatronics
  • Engineering Maths
  • Mechanical Science
  • Academic Study Skills

Year 2
Semester 1 runs from September to January and semester 2 from February to June.

  • Professional Development
  • Work-based Learning 2
  • CAD
  • Mechanical Power Transmission
  • Project Management Principles
  • Advanced Mechanical Science
  • Engineering Design

Learning Methods

Learning Methods include 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

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

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.
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, 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.