Our Electronic and Electrical Engineering MEng degree programme enables you to gain strong theoretical and practical skills in electronic and electrical engineering and to collaborate with academics who are global experts in their field.

You will be the subject expert on a major project during your degree, the projects are set and assessed alongside our partners from major industries. You’ll apply your in-depth technical knowledge and also learn how to share your ideas through virtual reality. In these projects, you’ll gain vital employability skills that will give you a competitive edge in applications forms, interviews and assessment tests for graduate jobs.

Digital and analogue technologies and their applications will continue to evolve at lightning speed, so our modules are designed to ensure you can play a leading role in inventing, designing and managing them. Our Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng degree gives you the opportunity to study core subjects and explore your own pathway with optional modules. You can really focus on the areas that interest you the most in your final year. You will apply the creative, technical, analytical and decision making skills you have developed into delivering an individual research project as well as a group design project. 


Why study Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Newcastle?

  • Accredited degrees, we have been an academic partner of the IET for over a quarter of a century providing employers with assurances that you have the qualities they seek.
  • Significant project work  which is highly valued by employers, is a thread that runs through your degree. This is underpinned by your coursework. Our projects and assessments developed with, and informed by, industry and research leaders.
  • Our degrees will  equip you to meet the technological challenges of the 21st century – autonomous vehicles, the internet of things, embedded computation, renewable energy, distributed generation, secure and high rate communications, electric vehicles, remote sensing, big data analytics, human-machine interactions, mechatronics, robotics.
  • Our courses are designed to meet the request from industry for graduates who are  well versed in subject fundamentals yet skilled in working across traditional boundaries.
  • You have the opportunity to choose specialities in your final year. See modules below.
  • The department fosters a lively student community with a strong discipline identity and close working relationships with highly supportive staff.
  • Graduates have gone on to work for highly respected organisations such as IBM, the National Grid and National Rail.


A degree that’s flexible to you

The programmes within the School of Engineering have been designed to give you choice. This allows you to find out more about the field of engineering that you want to further your studies in. These choices are shown below:

Choice 1: Complete year 1 and then decide which branch of engineering to follow. This also includes Mechanical (Automotive), Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering and Railway routes.

Choice 2: Complete year 2 and decide whether to continue onto the BEng or MEng* pathway. *Must achieve minimum grade for MEng pathway.

Choice 3: Complete year 2 and decide whether to take an industrial option, international study or continue with studying at Newcastle.

Institutional Accreditation 

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng

Course Level:

Undergraduate, Single Honours





How long it takes:

Undergraduate (4 years)

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$20,220

Entry requirements

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Year 1

Our first year has been designed to provide a contemporary and flexible educational model that builds upon essential engineering fundamentals to develop your broader understanding of behaviour, policy, entrepreneurship, and global perspectives and kindles the passion necessary to address the societal challenge agenda.

The first year is shared across the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.

  • Computing for Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering 1
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Fluid Mechanics and Energy Transfer
  • Mechanics 1

Year 2

This year you will begin to specialise. Your core courses will include digital systems and embedded computing, electronic circuits, devices and electromagnetics, maths for engineering, energy systems and control, communications systems, and software engineering. You will enjoy undertaking both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary group projects. In recent years students have built, programmed and raced robots in the end of year challenge. Assessments in the integrated design project are devised in consultation with our partners in industry, and are presented in an end of term showcase. All modules are compulsory.

  • Digital Electronics and Electrical Machines – 20 credits
  • Engineering Mathematics 2 – 20 credits
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices and Electromagnetics – 20 credits
  • Integrated Design Project 2 – 20 credits
  • Microprocessors and Control Systems – 20 credits
  • Communication Systems – 10 credits
  • Multidisciplinary Systems and Software Engineering – 10 credits

Year 3

  • Electronic Engineering – 20 credits
  • Integrated Design Project 3 – 20 credits
  • Advanced Communication Systems – 20 credits
  • Power Electronics and Power systems – 20 credits
  • The Internet of Things – 20 credits
  • Engineering Mathematics 3 – 20 credits

Year 4

This is your final stage of your MEng degree, the flagship of our degree programmes. You will carry out an individual research project in close collaboration with an academic supervisor. The taught component contains specialised high-level courses within one of three pathways; these are Communications Engineering, Power Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Core modules

  • Individual Project – 40 credits

Optional modules

Choose 80 credits. Example optional modules may include:


  • Communications Engineering theme
    • Satellite, Mobile & Optical Communications – 20 credits
    • Electromagnetics, Antennas & Propagation – 20 credits
    • Digital Communications & Signal Processing – 20 credits
    • RF & Microwave Engineering – 20 credits
    • Radar and Satellite Navigation – 20 credits
    • Virtual and Mixed Reality Design and Technologies


  • Computer Engineering theme 
    • Computer and Communications Networks – 20 credits
    • Data Mining and Machine Learning – 20 credits
    • Small Embedded Systems – 20 credits
    • Sensing and Control for Autonomous Systems – 20 credits


  • Power Engineering theme
    • Power System Economics – 20 credits
    • Power Systems Operation and Control – 20 credits
    • Renewable Energy Systems Integration – 20 credits
    • Power Systems Stability Control and Protection – 20 credits

Entry requirements


Applicants should normally have one of the following:

  • A non-law bachelor’s degree (from a UK university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or
  • A ‘stale’ law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or
  • An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level

If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.

If you intend to become a Solicitor

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has reduced its requirements for pre-authorisation this year. For details of the current arrangements, see the SRA website. You should pay special attention to the Character and Suitability section. If you think you may have a character or suitability issue, you may wish to clarify with the SRA before proceeding with the GDL.

See further details of our English Language requirement

USA,UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year)


International students starting 2019/20 (per year)




You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17 shows that 96% of our department’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation.

Industrial Year

A year working in industry provides you with the opportunity to build skills and confidence in the workplace. Our Industrial Liaison Officer provides advice and support for students looking to complete an Industrial Year. Students within the department secure placements for a wide range of employers with students regularly taking an industrial year at IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, GE and Caterpillar.


Graduates who have studied our courses:

Example employers

  • Arup
  • Defence Science And Technology
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • IBM
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • National Grid
  • Network Rail
  • Wessex Water



Example careers

  • Analyst
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical power engineer
  • Client engagement
  • Lead software engineer
  • Automotive reader manager
  • Electrical engineer
  • Project control engineer