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Your Learning Experience

Your Learning Experience

Here at Newcastle you are a Student Engineer, not an Engineering Student. Right from day one, you’re on course to becoming a professional engineer with a world of opportunities.

Your learning will include both the theory and practical application of electrical and electronic engineering. This mixture of learning provides you with a real-world experience.

Supporting you

You'll flourish as a part of our inspiring, supportive and challenging environment.

You'll be supported by personal tutors, stage tutors, degree tutors, and student buddies within our School.

The University also provides student support and wellbeing services, and our Students’ Union has a range of resources.

Engage with industry

You'll engage with industry in a number of ways and attend guest lectures, and you’ll take part in industrial projects and placements. You'll have access to in-school support, as well as support from our award-winning Careers Service.

As an MEng student, you'll undertake an industrial project in Stage 4 of your degree. Our close connections with industry provide opportunities with many companies, both in the UK and abroad. You'll work on industrially relevant and commercially viable topics.

Optional work placement

Subject to availability, you can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement:

  • BEng: between Stages 2 and 3
  • MEng: between Stages 3 and 4

Accepting a work placement will extend the duration of your degree by a year.

Study abroad

In your final year, you complete an individual design project and a substantial research project.

With the agreement of the Degree Programme Director, you can carry out a research project at one of our partner universities in Europe or worldwide. Locations include Australia and Singapore.

World-class facilities and living laboratories

We have a wide range of Electrical and Electronic Engineering facilities for teaching and research.

We’ve recently invested over £250k in our state-of-the-art Electrical Power Teaching Lab. Here, you'll get real-world experience of electrical power, renewable energy and motor control systems.

Our Electronics Teaching Lab is home to cutting edge digital test equipment linked to individual PCs for real-time data capture.

We also have exceptional research facilities, including our CAD Lab, Electrical Power Research Lab, Neuro-prosthesis Lab, and Smart Grid.