This four-year MEng degree in electronic communications integrates a year of Master’s-level study and an industrial placement.
Your first three years mirror those of our Electronic Communications BEng degree. You study a common curriculum providing core electronic engineering skills, followed by specialist topics such as:
In the fourth year, you complete an industrial placement in the UK or abroad, helping you boost your CV and develop industry contacts.
You complete several design projects to showcase your skills to future employers. For example, developing underwater vehicle communications, and instrumentation for intelligent vehicles.
Electrical Engineering at Newcastle ranks in the top 25 per cent in the UK for world-class research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
We cover core topics to enable you to understand the operation of simple electrical machines and electronic communications systems, such as:
We complement this with teaching in how to analyse, design and construct electrical and electronic circuits to meet specific criteria.
We help you to develop your computing skills and engineering mathematics knowledge, with topics covering:
You also take part in a series of group projects to develop your skills in soldering, wiring, circuit board construction and project planning such as a simple digital voltmeter, a power amplifier, a radio transmitter and receiver, and a mini-racing car that can find its own way round a track.
A major element of Stage 4 for MEng students is an industrial project.
This gives you valuable experience of working on a real engineering project set by your host business, boosting your CV and giving you the chance to develop valuable industry contacts.
Many students choose to do this at a local company, but you may undertake the project anywhere in the UK or abroad.
Recent participating companies include:
Recent projects have included:
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.
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):
This degree is also approved by DTUS for entry to all technical corps.
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 – described as the best in Europe by leading industrial visitors.