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Newcastle University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (5 years)

UCAS Code: H606

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA in any subjects excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. If Mathematics and Physics not offered at A or AS level, a minimum of grade B or 6 in Mathematics and Physics (or Dual Award Science) GCSE is required.

Candidates will normally only be considered for entry to BEng. Students demonstrating sufficient levels of achievement on the programme may be permitted to transfer registration to the MEng in Stage 2.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3,D3,D3 in Principal Subjects. A minimum of grade B or 6 in GCSE Physics (or Dual Award Science) and Mathematics is required if not offered at a higher level.

If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification, we will vary our offer to recognise this. Your project can be in any topic.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37

37 points in any subject

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H3

H1H1H1H2H3 at Higher Level. Mathematics and Physics preferred at Higher Level, but accepted at Ordinary Level Grade O3 if not offered at Higher Level.

Candidates will normally only be considered for entry to BEng. Students demonstrating sufficient levels of achievement on the programme may be permitted to transfer registration to the MEng in Stage 2.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

To include Maths and Physics. Chemistry needed at National 5 if not offered at Higher.

UCAS Tariff

144-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Want to study electrical and electronic engineering at Newcastle but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three- or four-year electrical and electronic engineering degrees. You will study topics such as foundation mathematics, applied mechanics and material science.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Electrical and electronic engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

45%
UK students
55%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£27,295
high
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Engineering professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Senior officers in protective services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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