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Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in Mechanical, Civil, Automotive, Construction and Architectural Engineering, as well as project management.

  • Across all of our undergraduate (BEng and MEng) programmes 82% of our students graduated with a First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree (Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) 2015/6).
  • Ranked in the top 4 Modern Universities for Mechanical Engineering in the Complete University Guide, 2018.
  • A top-35 Engineering research department with 79% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, UoA15). This places us in the top quartile for world-leading publications among UK universities in General Engineering.
  • Key research strengths in Automotive Engineering and Aerodynamics, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Civil Engineering Heritage, Energy Systems, and Materials Engineering, with financial support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), The Royal Society, Innovate UK, and European Union.
  • Extensive professional body accreditations including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
  • Sectoral Employer Advisory Board includes Akzo Nobel, Balfour Beatty, Caterpillar, BAE Systems, British Engines, Laing O’Rourke, Mott MacDonald, Nissan, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Wilmott Dixon.
  • Excellent relationships with international partner Universities and researchers, and our strong on-campus internationalisation attracts students from a wide range of countries, including China, India, Pakistan and the Middle East.
  • Benefiting from a £6.7M capital investment (HEFCE STEM) including a bespoke Engine Test Cell facility, Wind Tunnel, automotive laboratory, geotechnics laboratory, 50-tonne structures test frame and actuator, 5 axis state-of-the-art CNC machine, scanning electron microscope (SEM) and state-of-the-art 3D printing facilities.
  • An excellent record of securing and delivering Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), Research and Development collaborative bids, contract research, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Established the concept of the ‘flying faculty’, delivering on-site post-graduate taught courses (i.e. MSc in Pipeline Engineering) for major clients (i.e. Saudi Aramco) around the world. 
  • Our academics are key founders and active members of the award-winning BIM Academy Enterprises (Ltd), a unique joint venture with Ryder Architecture Ltd for construction digital services with commissions in the UK and Europe, Middle East, Far East and Australasia. High-profile projects include the Sydney Opera House and the M+ Museum in Kowloon, Hong Kong.  

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Mechanical & Construction Engineering Courses

With a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning Mechanical & Construction Engineering courses, whatever you want to get out of university, let us show you why you want Northumbria University, Newcastle!

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Mechanical & Construction Engineering Staff

Our Mechanical & Construction Engineering students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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Undergraduate Open Day Events

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