Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)


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Everything with a plug or a battery, from mobile phones to missile defence systems and all digital electronics in between, will have been worked on by an electrical or electronic engineer. This exciting career gives you the opportunity to have a direct impact on people’s lives, and graduates are in high demand globally. If you are interested in learning how things work, enjoy science and maths, and prefer to apply knowledge hands-on then this degree could be for you.

Puts you on the path to Chartered Engineer status

Our Electrical Engineering course will give you the technical, analytical and practical skills for a career as an electrical and electronic engineer, thanks to our emphasis on developing creativity and problem-solving through practical projects and the latest technology, such as our Electronic Laboratory.

Virtual Instruments System (ELVIS). You will also have the opportunity to target a specific career by choosing electronics, communications or power as your pathway.

Northumbria is a pioneer in renewable energy technology, such as photovoltaics, meaning your teaching will also be uniquely informed by industry-leading research. With modules covering a broad spectrum of the digital electronics market, from computer programming to wireless communication systems, this degree is set to provide you with the knowledge necessary to become a Chartered Engineer. 

Our professionally-focused course will put you on the path to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, giving you the opportunity to work around the world. There is also an optional placement year. Our graduates work for companies such as Intel, Motorola, Siemens and Triumph.

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Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.


Facilities InformationWhether your subject matter is renewable energy, astrophysics or communications, our range of specialist and general use facilities will support you. Throughout your work, whether undergraduate, postgraduate or research, you will be able to measure, explore, experiment and model developments that are changing the way we all live our lives.   


Discovermore _buttonThe department of Physics and Electrical Engineering is a top-35 research department with 79% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA15). This places us in the top quartile for world-leading publications among UK universities in General Engineering.

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich

Department Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

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