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Newcastle University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with foundation year)

UCAS Code: H604
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

70%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
94% 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

AAB in any subjects excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

AAB in any subject at Advanced Higher. Maths and Physics required at National 5 grade B if not offered at Higher. Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of C at Higher Maths or Physics is required.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Overall DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
D*

DDD in an engineering or science discipline.

International Baccalaureate
35

Mathematics or Mathematical Studies and Physics at Standard Level grade 5.

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

70%

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

£9,250

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

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-year electrical and electronic engineering BEng degrees. You will study topics such as foundation mathematics, applied mechanics and material science.

Modules

Foundation year (stage 0): Students take just over 1/2 their modules in mathematics, mechanical sciences and applied mechanics; the remainder of the modules are assigned from a range of engineering subjects and include a project, as well as laboratory work related to the engineering programme they wish to study.

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

19%
81%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
73%
27%

Year 1

63%
37%

Year 2

60%
32%
8%

Year 3

62%
30%
8%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

56%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

7%

Graduates who are senior officers in protective services

7%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

47%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has made things difficult for graduates in this subject and you would normally expect a lower unemployment rate – but most graduates do get jobs quite quickly after university, and starting salaries are pretty good. 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 oil and gas industries, electronics and the car and aerospace industries. 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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