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Newcastle University

Electronics and Computer Engineering

UCAS Code: H652

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

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

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

In a relevant area of engineering or physical science. At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits at Merit or higher. At least 15 level 3 credits must be in mathematics (including differential and integral calculus), and 30 credits should be in engineering and science subjects. Some applicants may also be required to pass a Newcastle University Mathematics and Statistics pre-entry course. GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B or 6) required if Physics not offered at a higher level.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

D3, D3, M2 in Principal Subjects including Mathematics and at least one of Physics or Chemistry. GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B or 6) required if Physics is 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

35

35 points with Mathematics at Higher Level grade 5 or above and at least one of Physics or Chemistry at Higher Level grade 5 or above. Physics required at Standard Level grade 5 or above if not offered at Higher Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

Overall D*DD in an engineering or science discipline, to include Distinctions in Mathematics and analytical science units. All other candidates will be considered for Foundation Year entry.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

AAB at Advanced Higher including Mathematics and at least one of Physics or Chemistry. Higher Physics required at Grade B if not offered at Advanced Higher. Two Highers at the required grade (in different subjects to those offered at Advanced Higher) may replace a third Advanced Higher. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

Advanced Higher Maths and Physics needed

UCAS Tariff

136-160

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

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Computer systems engineering

Computer science

This degree focuses on the development of systems that involve electronic hardware and software working together, such as the microcomputers embedded in many modern products. You will develop your expertise in electrical machines and electronic communications systems, as well as computer engineering skills. This is complemented by a large individual design project to showcase your skills to future employers.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,110
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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
Computer systems engineering
76%
med
Computer science

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?

42%
UK students
58%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

Computer science

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

86%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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
43%
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.

Computer science

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

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You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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