This degree focuses on the development of systems that involve electronic hardware and software working together, such as the microcomputers embedded in many modern products.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points
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It is tailored to the needs of information engineers and there is demand for graduates in this area.
In Stages 1 and 2 you study core elements from our common syllabus, developing your expertise in electrical machines and electronic communications systems.
You also study computer engineering skills, such as the processing of signals.
In Stage 3 you take specialist topics, such as:
- real-time programming
- website creation and management
This is complemented by a large individual design project such as developing an ultrasonic robot navigation system, multibiometric systems for face recognition and 3D reconstruction through stereo vision.
Highlights of this degree
Professional accreditationProfessional accreditation
We have a policy of seeking professional accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This means you can be assured of graduating with a degree that meets the standards set by the electrical and engineering profession.
BEng or MEng?
Both our BEng and MEng degrees provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This is one of the most recognised international engineering qualifications.
Our Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees are considered a more direct route to becoming chartered as they completely satisfy the academic requirements to achieve this professional qualification. You do not undertake any further study on the route to chartered status.
Our three-year BEng degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status later in your career, though you will need to undertake a further period of study, for example an accredited or approved Master's degree, or appropriate further learning to Master's level. A BEng is also suitable for international students who don't need British Chartered Engineer status.
Find out more
Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Chartered Engineer on the Engineering Council's website.
Quality and RankingQuality and Ranking
Electrical Engineering at Newcastle achieved an impressive 93% overall student satisfaction, ranking us in the top 10 in the UK in the National Student Survey 2016.
We are in the top 10 for world-leading research in the UK with 90% of our research classed as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
What you will studyWhat you will study
You study core elements from a common syllabus for the first two years alongside our Electrical and Electronic Engineering students, such as:
- current flow in semiconductor devices
- analogue circuits
- linear control theory
We match this with key computing engineering skills including:
- object-orientated programming skills
- database technology
- algorithm design
See the Course Details section for information on your modules at each Stage.
Flexible degree structureFlexible degree structure
We understand that you may not yet know which area of electrical and electronic engineering you want to specialise in.
We have designed our degrees so that all of our students study a common syllabus for the first two years. This gives you the chance to see where your interests lie.
It also means that you may transfer between any of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees up to the end of the second year should your ideas change as your skills and knowledge develop.
Transfer from a BEng degree to a MEng degree is subject to you achieving the appropriate academic standard.
Sponsorship / DTUSSponsorship / DTUS
Our students are so sought after that many leading companies offer sponsorship and scholarships to our students (on a competitive basis) via the E3 Academy and UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF).
We are one of only three university members of the E3 Academy, which provides scholarships and work experience placements to students of electrical engineering.
We are also a partner university in the UKESF, which also provides bursaries, work placements and mentoring.
Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)
This degree is also approved by DTUS for entry to all technical corps.
DTUS is a Ministry of Defence sponsorship programme for students who wish to join the Royal Navy, British Army, RAF, or Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) as technical officers after graduation.
Find out more on the DTUS programme.
Facilities and support
The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is located in Merz Court in the heart of our city-centre campus.
Continued investment in our undergraduate teaching laboratories means that you can learn in excellent facilities