We offer a wide range of degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering to suit your interests and aspirations. This cutting-edge field will equip you with in-demand skills for a variety of exciting engineering careers.
Electrical and electronic engineers are at the forefront of the technological revolution that is changing the face of modern society. From mobile phones and games consoles, to medical scanners and electric cars, they help develop future technologies to improve our quality of life and the sustainability of society.
Our four-year Electronic Communications MEng Honours degree has been designed to fulfil the growth in demand for professionals with skills in electronic communications, such as mobile and Internet.
Electrical Engineering at Newcastle ranks in the top 200 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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.
See the MEng or BEng section below for more information about professional accreditation and the difference between studying to BEng and MEng level.
Our degrees are informed by the research discoveries of our expert researchers, meaning you learn from leading experts in the field and study at the cutting-edge of the discipline.
You will work on real-world engineering projects set by companies with which we have strong links, applying your skills to real challenges faced by potential employers.
Contact hours are made up of lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials. Up to 10 hours will consist of practical sessions in our laboratories where you will take part in experiments and project work.
Assessment takes the form of examinations, projects and laboratory work, including competitions between teams. Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module; more information can be found in our individual module listings.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to you at Newcastle University.
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, though transfer from a BEng degree to a MEng degree is subject to you achieving the appropriate academic standard.
We cover topics such as current flow in semiconductor devices, electromagnetism, analogue circuits and linear control theory to enable you to understand the operation of simple electrical machines and electronic communications systems.
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 extended C and assembly language programming techniques, the design and testing of microprocessor systems, and the application of differential equations and linear algebra to describe complex engineering systems.
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.
During the industrial placement in the final year, you will design and develop an original system or device. The overall theme of the project will be provided by the organisation hosting your placement. This is an exciting opportunity to apply your expertise in solving a real problem in an industrial context.
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:
The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is located in Merz Court in the heart of our city-centre campus. One of our key strengths is our reputation in the industry and the opportunities that this creates for students who study with us.
We also pay for student membership for all of our students of the regional branch of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which runs social events and provides more opportunities for contact with practising engineers in the region.
We offer a peer mentoring scheme and a personal tutor system to help you make the transition to university life. We also have a strong community spirit and student society, ShockSoc, as well as dedicated social space.
We offer our engineering degrees at two levels:
We have a policy of seeking professional accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and both the BEng and MEng provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer. This is one of the most recognised international engineering qualifications.
Transfer between our Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees is possible up to the end of the second year, though you must achieve the appropriate academic standard to transfer from a BEng to an MEng degree.
Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Chartered Engineer on the Engineering Council’s website.
Find out more about the requirements for obtaining CEng status through the IET on their website.
Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees are approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) for entry to all technical corps, including the Royal Navy, Army and RAF, as well as the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG).
Please contact your local recruitment office or visit the DTUS website for further information.