Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in construction (project management) and engineering (architectural/building services, automotive, civil, mechanical and product design).

  • Flexible undergraduate courses in Engineering and Construction with BSc, BEng (Hons) and integrated Masters MEng programmes. 
  • 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 (IStrcutE). 
  • Sectoral Employer Advisory Boards including Akzo Nobel, Balfour Beatty, Caterpillar, BAE Systems, British Engines, Laing O’Rourke,  Mott MacDonald, Nissan, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Wilmott Dixon. 
  • Benefiting from a £6.7M Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) teaching capital award (2014-2016). 
  • Strong internationalization with students from a wide range of countries, including China, India, Pakistan and the Middle East. 
  • Wide-spanning research covering renewables and sustainability, nano-materials, design and manufacturing and construction project management. In particular we  specialise in advanced materials & manufacturing, Building Information Modelling , construction technology and sustainable & renewable energy systems. 
  • 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 (REF2014, UoA15). This places us in the top quartile for world-leading publications among UK universities in General Engineering. 
  • Strong, collaborative venture relationships with overseas partner institutions and training organisations including Penspen, an independent group of companies providing engineering and management services to the oil and gas industry.