Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain before entry, one of the following: An honours degree (lower second or above) in a subject related to their proposed area of study. A degree, or in some special cases an equivalent appropriate qualification, supported by relevant work-based learning. Applicants will normally have a Physics or engineering undergraduate background, or experience in those areas and will be planning to undertake a career in Mechanical Engineering.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Industry has long experienced the need to improve its competitiveness from year-to-year, to increase, or even just retain market share. Improvements in design, processes and materials can increase the quality and life of the product and reduce its cost. However, to obtain maximum advantage these different aspects must not be considered in isolation.

This course has been designed with a complementary set of modules that provide the ideal background for a career in the mechanical engineering sectors.

Assessment is varied, and is determined by individual module tutors. However it can consist of either coursework assignments and/or examinations. Assignments can take the form of individual and/or group work, research reports, oral presentations and the creation of physical products.

With its emphasis on practical skill development, the MSc Mechanical Engineering will appeal to students progressing directly from undergraduate study, or more experienced professionals wishing to update their skills. The programme will prepare you well for a career in mechanical engineering in a wide range of organisations, or you may wish to continue onto a research degree.


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

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
16 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453