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 Electronics and Computer Engineering MEng Honours degree is tailored to the needs of information engineers. It is run in conjunction with the School of Computing Science and the main focus is the design of large computer systems, including software and hardware.
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.
You study core elements from a common syllabus for the first two years alongside our Electrical and Electronic Engineering students. We match this with key computing engineering skills including object-orientated programming skills, database technology and algorithm design.
Transfer between any of our electrical, electronic and computer engineering degrees is possible up to the end of the second year should you find your interests have changed, though you must achieve the appropriate academic standard to transfer from a BEng to an MEng degree.
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.