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H605 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Project

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Project

MEng Honours

  • UCAS code: H605
  • Full time
  • 4 years
  • Next start date: September 2020
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This wide-ranging, four-year MEng degree integrates a year of master's-level study and an industrial placement.

Fees (per year)

  • UK/EU: £9250
  • International: £22800

Entry requirements

  • A Level: AAB
  • IB: 34 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21
Work placement opportunity Professional accreditation

Course overview

This accredited, Electrical and Electronic Engineering integrated master's degree focuses on developing your core knowledge and practical skills. You'll also explore more advanced specialist topics in your fourth year, so you're prepared for a career in this fast-paced industry. 

With a focus on practical work and research-informed teaching, you'll cover the core aspects of the generation, distribution, storage, and conversion of electrical power.

You'll also have the opportunity to work on a real-world engineering project with an industry partner, so you gain an insight into the sector, develop industry contacts and enhance your CV. 

While establishing a firm foundation of electrical and electronic engineering knowledge, you'll become a confident expert in more specialist topics, through optional modules such as: nano-electronic devices and national-scale electricity networks.

BEng or MEng?

Both our BEng degree and specialist MEng degrees provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer. This is one of the most recognisable international engineering qualifications.

Our MEng degrees are a direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You don’t need to study any more qualifications after your degree to work towards chartered status.

Our three-year BEng degree can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you’ll need to complete further study, such as an approved master’s degree.

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COVID-19
Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

See our terms and conditions for more information

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Your course during COVID-19

Whilst things will not be the same when you join us in September, this course page is intended to give you insight into what to expect from your course and your learning experience for the duration of your degree.

We have updated all course information where there are specific changes in the first semester.

Facilities

Most of our student services are now available online. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, we'll be opening up our on-campus facilities as soon as it is safe to do so, so that you can get the best out of your studies.

Your learning experience

Your teaching will be a mixture of online and in-person on-campus teaching. In semester one, as a result of physical distancing requirements, all lecture materials will be delivered online along with many tutorials, workshops and labs.

Our aim, if Government guidance allows us, is to deliver up to three hours of labs, seminars and tutorial teaching in-person on campus where this is possible and safe to do so. We'll review this regularly and plan to return to full in-person, on-campus teaching in semester two if restrictions allow.

Assessment

In semester one, we will not be running face-to-face, on-campus examinations. We will instead use different approaches to assessment. These will test and support your learning.

Field trips

We will be running some but not all of our planned field trips. Some of those that do run, will be run virtually. For those that do not run, we will be offering alternative learning activities. These learning activities will give you the opportunity to achieve the same learning.

Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Further information

Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University 2020 study experience.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.

Additional information

This degree allows you to explore several engineering disciplines in year one. This flexible route is taught across Civil, Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical Engineering.

You'll gain an understanding of engineering in a multidisciplinary context. You'll develop diverse skills relevant to the needs of industry and today’s global challenges.

After successfully completing Stage 1, you'll have the option of transferring on to one of the accredited Civil, Electrical & Electronic or Mechanical Engineering degrees. This is subject to the degree programme regulations and capacity of the degree you are transferring to.

Quality and ranking

  • top 10 in the UK for world-class research, with 90% of research classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ – Research Excellence Framework 2014
  • ranked top 10 in the UK with a 91% overall student satisfaction score – National Student Survey 2019

Professional accreditation

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.

Modules and learning

Modules

The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage. 

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Stage 1 will provide a broad introduction to the principles of engineering. You’ll get involved in practical work and take part in a hands-on interdisciplinary engineering project.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Engineering Mathematics I 20
Sustainable Design, Creativity, and Professionalism 30
Electrical and Magnetic Systems 15
Electronics and Sensors 10
Thermofluid Mechanics 15
Properties & Behaviour of Engineering Materials 15
Mechanics I 15

During Stage 2, you'll build upon your knowledge and skills, covering subjects including computer systems and microprocessors, digital electronics, and semiconductor devices and analogue electronics.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Computer Systems and Microprocessors 20
Project and Professional Issues 20
Signals and Communications II 20
Control and Electrical Machines 20
Digital Electronics 10
Semiconductor Devices and Analogue Electronics 20
Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 10

You'll continue to explore a wide range of topics, including areas such as electrical machines, digital signal processing, power system operation, and electronic devices.

You'll also complete an individual project and dissertation, as well as a study project focusing on a new technical area.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Accounting, Finance and Law for Engineers 10
Optional Modules Credits
Linear Controller Design and State Space Analysis 10
Electrical Machines 10
Introduction to the Basics of Modern Power Electronics 10
Digital Signal Processing 10
Industrial Automation and PLCs. 10
Real Time and Embedded Systems 10
Electric Drives 10
Image Processing and Machine Vision 10
Power System Operation 10
Telecommunication Networks 10
Photonics 10
Digital Control Systems 10
Electronic Devices 10
Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grids 10
Individual Project and Dissertation (BEng) 40
Individual Project and Dissertation (BEng) 40
Individual Project and Dissertation (BEng) 40
Study project 10
Study project 10

In Stage 4, you'll work on a group design project, an industrial project, and complete a piece of extended coursework, where you'll design and operate a real engineering device or system.

Recent industrial projects have included protocols for electronic drive control, an electric bike, and connections for low carbon technology to the power grid, for companies such as Tridonic, Dyson, and Imagination Technologies.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Extended Coursework on Applications and Design (ECAD) 10
Group Design Project 30
Industrial Project 40
Optional Modules Credits
Image Processing and Computer Vision 20
Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks (Coursework) 20
Advanced Device Fabrication 20
Microelectronics Design Tools 20
Distributed Control Systems 20
Design and Analysis of Electrical Machines & Drives 20
Robust and Adaptive Control Systems 20

Some of these optional modules are only available to those that have completed certain pre-requisite modules at Stage 3. 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

You'll be taught through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • lab sessions - including working on experiments and project work
  • tutorials
  • real-world case studies

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Assessments

  • Assignments – written or fieldwork

  • Case studies

  • Coursework

  • Examinations – practical or online

  • Group work

  • Practical sessions

  • Presentations

  • Projects

  • Reports

Skills and experience

Research skills

You'll be taught by academics who are leaders in their field, with teaching informed by our ground-breaking research.

In your final year, you'll complete an individual research project. You'll design and develop an original system or device. 

Business skills

In your second year, you will work on a group design and construction project, gaining an insight into the planning and management of technical projects and preparing you for your future.

You'll also complete a modules in accounting, finance and law for engineering.

Practical skills

This is a practical-focused course and you'll have access to our state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, including labs for electronics, electrical power, and Intelligent Sensing Lab, and smart grids. You'll also benefit from a machines laboratory, class 100 clean rooms, and a massive MIMO for 5G research.

Opportunities

Work placement

Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 3 and 4.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Placements are subject to availability.

Find out more about work placements

Facilities and environment

Facilities

Our Engineering courses are taught at our city-centre campus, within the School of Engineering based in the Merz Court.

You'll benefit from world-class facilities and living labs, ranging from microbiology laboratories through to at-scale engineering equipment. 

Each engineering discipline has its own specialist facilities, including:

  • the Millennium Laboratory – home to a wide range of facilities and experimental rigs
  • Merz Court Pilot Plant Laboratory – a pilot plant with 28 experimental rigs
  • BE:WISE – Europe's largest wastewater treatment research facility
  • the Urban Observatory – with sensors gathering over 50 types of data across the city
  • Electronics Teaching Lab – home to state-of-the-art Agilent/Keysight digital test equipment
  • Clean-Room Microfabrication Lab – home to two class 100-10000 clean rooms

Support

You'll be supported by personal tutors, stage tutors, and degree tutors. You'll also benefit from the School's student buddies scheme.

Your future

Electrical and electronic engineers are in high demand in the UK and further afield.

When you graduate, you'll have opportunities in areas such as electrical supply and distribution, power systems, transports, and electrical machinery.

Recent graduates have secured roles as graduate engineers in companies including:

  • Dyson
  • Siemens
  • Arup
  • IQHQ
  • BBC
  • BT

You'll also develop a wide range of transferable skills, including analytical skills, teamwork, time management, and IT skills, which are valued by employers across all sectors.

Industry links

You'll work on real-world engineering projects set by companies we have links with, allowing you to apply your skills to real challenges faced by potential employers.

You'll also have access to guest lectures from alumni and leading companies, site visits, careers, and placements.

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Careers support

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

Visit our Careers Service website

Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme

This degree is approved by DTUS, a Ministry of Defence sponsorship programme for students who wish to join the Royal Navy, British Army, RAF, or Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) as technical officers after graduation. 

Find out more about the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

A Level

AAB

International Baccalaureate

34 points

Other UK qualifications (and PARTNERS)

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

PARTNERS

Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria. 

Find out more about PARTNERS

Entrance courses (INTO)

International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

Additional information

Advice on maths and science requirements

If you don’t think you will have the exact mathematics and science qualifications referred to in our entry requirements by the time you need them, you may not be sure what to do.

  • If you have a maths qualification but will not have it at A Level (or equivalent) when you start your degree, you should apply for the relevant degree with Foundation Year. We may give you the opportunity to take the Newcastle University Pre-Entry Maths Course* and the option to start in Year 1 if we think that this will be the best route for you.
  • If you have A Level Maths (or equivalent) already but not at the required grade, you should contact us for advice. We may decide that you could be considered for Foundation Year entry, or it may be that this course is not the best option for you.
  • If you will not have the equivalent of an A Level in the science subject (if any) required, you should apply for the relevant degree with Foundation Year.

If you are still not sure, don’t worry. Whatever you apply for, our Admissions Tutors will help you decide which is the best route for you. They may, therefore, make you an offer for a different course from the one you apply for (eg Foundation Year entry instead of Year 1 entry).

*The Newcastle University Pre-Entry Maths Course aims to provide the requisite mathematical skills and concepts needed on our engineering, maths and physics degree courses and to prepare students for the modes of learning they will encounter. The materials for the course are delivered electronically and include opportunities to practise your skills. You study the materials in your own time and, when you are ready, you book your exam with the Engineering School to which you have applied. A fee of £150 is payable at the time of booking the exam or shortly before the date set for examination.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (per year)

UK Students

£9250

International Students

£22800

The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by the UK government.

As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).

The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

Year abroad and additional costs

For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year. 

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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How to apply

Apply through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:

  • the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
  • the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
  • the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

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