Want to study electrical and electronic engineering at Newcastle but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three- or four-year electrical and electronic engineering degrees.
At a Glance
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A Level: AAA
IB: 37 points
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You will study topics such as:
- foundation mathematics
- applied mechanics
- material science
On successful completion of your foundation year you are guaranteed entry to an engineering degree programme at Newcastle.
Highlights of this degree
Who is this course for?Who is this course for?
If you don't have mathematics and/or science at the appropriate level to apply for our engineering degrees, this course is for you.
If you have proven ability in other subjects, it gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge you need to apply to an engineering degree here.
This course is also appropriate if you have technical or vocational qualifications or are from a different educational system.
What does it lead to?What does it lead to?
This course gives you with the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three- or four-year electrical and electronic engineering degrees:
- Automation and Control BEng Honours (H660)
- Automation and Control with Industrial Project MEng Honours (H661)
- Digital Electronics BEng Honours (H990)
- Digital Electronics with Industrial Project MEng Honours (H991)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng Honours (H607)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Project MEng Honours (H605)
- Electrical Power Engineering BEng Honours (H623)
- Electrical Power Engineering with Industrial Project MEng Honours (H622)
- Electronic Communications BEng Honours (H640)
- Electronic Communications with Industrial Project MEng Honours (H621)
- Electronics and Computer Engineering BEng Honours (H652)
- Electronics and Computer Engineering with Industrial Project MEng Honours (H654)
- Microelectronic Engineering BEng Honours (H611)
- Microelectronic Engineering with Industrial Project MEng Honours (H612)
If you are not sure which engineering discipline you are interested in, you should apply for the general Engineering with Foundation Year degree.
This allows you to delay your choice of engineering discipline until the end of the foundation year.
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).
BEng or MEng?BEng or MEng?
We offer engineering degrees at two levels - BEng and MEng. Both 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 a direct route to becoming chartered. You don't need to study any more qualifications after your degree to achieve chartered status.
Our BEng degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you'll need to complete further study, like an approved Master's degree.
Visit the Engineering Council's website for information about the benefits of becoming chartered.
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