School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering


About Us

We have a long and proud tradition of educating electrical and electronic engineers.

An undergraduate student works on a circuit board in the Electronics Lab

Our degrees empower students through practical project work that is designed with leading companies. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to forge a successful engineering career. 

Our teaching

Our degrees are accredited by the Institute of Engineering Technology and the Engineering Council. They educate engineers to a standard providing a substantial and lasting contribution to the profession of electrical and electronic engineering. 

Our degrees are taught by internationally renowned, research active academics who bring their own expertise and enthusiasm to the subject.

Electrical and Electronic Engineers have a critical role to play in the global economy. With the importance of future sustainability and increased efficiency of technology, the demand for electrical engineers continues to grow.

The strength of our degrees is reflected in the employment prospects of our graduates who are highly sought after, have excellent career prospects and earn good salaries. You can earn £24,000 to £28,000 in your first role.

Our graduates work with leading organisations in the UK and abroad. These include BAE Systems, Dyson, Siemens, Ministry of Defence and Thales. There are also opportunities to take up a funded research post here at Newcastle, or another University.

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Our research

‌Our aim is to provide a research environment where ambitious and original ideas can flourish.

We are delighted to have exceeded our targets for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. 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.

Our research work is centred on four major research groups of international standing:

Equality and diversity

We are a multi-ethnic student and academic body. All staff and students are treated courteously and fairly irrespective of:

  • race
  • ethnic origin
  • sex
  • marital or parental status
  • sexual orientation
  • religion or belief
  • disability
  • age
  • political belief or trade union membership and activities

Our school has a mix of international students from 45 different countries. We believe that an inclusive environment with people from different cultures and backgrounds helps to improve the educational experience for all students.

We have recently received a Bronze Athena SWAN award reflecting our commitment to promoting the position of women in STEM. We provide a supportive working environment for our staff and students and have recently established an active and popular Women in Engineering student network.