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Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This accredited degree will prepare you for a career as a professional engineer, with the ability to design innovative, sustainable solutions to major global challenges.

Course overview

This three-year degree will give you the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of this fascinating field. You'll be equipped with the practical skills and professional experience you need to analyse, design, and build electrical and electronic circuits.

Working on projects designed in collaboration with leading companies, you'll develop the skills and knowledge demanded by industry, through practical project work and research-informed teaching.

This broad-ranging degree covers the core aspects of the generation, distribution, storage, and conversion of electrical power, alongside a wide choice of specialist modules, including everything from the operation of nano-electronic devices, through to national-scale electricity networks.

Professional accreditation

Our degrees are professionally accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council. This means future employers will recognise the quality of your degree because it meets high professional standards.

Teaching methods

You'll be taught through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • lab sessions
  • tutorials
  • real-world case studies

Up to 10 hours will be spent in practical sessions, working on experiments and project work in the labs.

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.

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.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

Newcastle University

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  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 71 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    138 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.53 71%



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