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Newcastle University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H607
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
83% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Advanced Higher Maths and Physics needed

Scottish Advanced Highers

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.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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.

International Baccalaureate

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

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This degree covers everything from the operation of nanoelectronic devices to national-scale electricity networks. You study topics that help you understand electrical machines and electronic communications systems, such as semiconductor devices, electromagnetism and circuit theory. You also undertake a large individual design project and choose from a wide selection of specialist modules.


Newcastle University

Newcastle Campus

Newcastle University is home to a cosmopolitan community, offering a first-class student experience in Britain's number one student city. A member of the Russell Group, the university is ranked among the best in the world according to Times Higher rankings. Our Union building has undergone an £8m refurbishment, now home to outstanding social and learning facilities.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 83% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
63% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
407 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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