Electrical Electronic Engineering - BEng (Hons) [Top Up] [Full Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

School Engineering

Attendance Full-Time


The BEng Top-up Degree in Electrical Electronic Engineering provides you with a perfect balance of both academic and Industrial knowledge and is designed to enrich your engineering journey by enhancing and developing new skills.
This top-up degree will give you advanced practical experience working with simulation software like MATLAB. You will also study Programming Embedded Microcontrollers using C Language and enhance practical and theoretical concepts of Digital Electronics and Electrical Power Systems, by studying and building Digital Electronic Circuits used in industrial environments and learning about HVDC, Synchronous & Asynchronous machines, Single and Three phase power systems used in Electrical Power industrial applications. This qualification also provides a balance of interpersonal skills, Industrial knowledge using Industrial approach to Electrical Electronic, Control and Industrial Engineering Techniques.
Career in Electrical Electronic Engineering opens many industry doors and you can choose from varied career options in wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, military services, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive, Control, Renewables (Wind), Subsea, Power transmission and Distribution.

This course runs on the following dates:

If you would like to apply for this course starting in January 2018 you can complete the application form.

Start Date: 17/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Work Guarantee

As part of our work ready guarantee you will be given the opportunity to work towards EngTech or IEng professional status with the Engineering Council, through a regulatory body. To further develop your work ready skills we ensure that you get the opportunity to visit various Engineering companies throughout your studies and get a chance to do series of Industrial training courses to gain vital first-hand experience of how Engineering theory is put into practice.

Who the course is for

BEng (Hons) (Top-up) in Electrical Electronic Engineering is suited for individuals seeking industrial employment, understanding of Electrical, Electronic and Control engineering skills along with advance engineering skills to start or upgrade engineering career. The course is best suited for individuals achieved HND or a Foundation Degree in Electrical Electronic, Multi-skill, Renewables or Subsea Engineering.

Qualification Gained

On Successful completion you will be awarded a BEng (Hons) Degree in Electrical, Electronic Engineering from NCG.

‘‘My tutors have always been a great help, and if things weren’t going as I expected there was always someone who would take the time to listen.”

Luke Daley
BSc (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering (Full Time)

Industry Average Salaries

Below are some of the typical job roles and salaries within the sector:

Junior Level Role

Junior Electrical Installation Engineer - £20,000-£25,000

Middle Level Role

Experienced Electrical Installation Engineer - £28,000-£38,000

Senior Level Role

Chartered Electrical Installation Engineer - £40,000-£50,000

How to Apply

Apply for September 2018

If you would like to study a degree at Newcastle College this September you can register your interest here. A member of the team will then be in touch with you to discuss your options.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email international@ncl-coll.ac.uk


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

Course Content

The BEng (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering will be delivered over the period of one academic year which is divided into two semesters.
Semester 1 runs from September to January and semester 2 from February to June. 
Embedded Systems Design
Electrical Power Systems
Electrical Product Development

Learning Methods

Learning Methods include assignment work, reports, simulations, portfolios, presentations and examinations.

Progression Opportunities

Academic progression is possible onto Masters programmes at various academic institutions. Specifics of this would need to be discussed with the individual institutions.

Career Opportunities

Many career opportunities exist for those successfully completing the BEng (Hons) programme including design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Military Services, Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Rail Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Subsea Applications and Specialist Measurement Technicians.

Entry Requirements

A relevant Foundation Degree or the Level 5 equivalent (HND, Diploma in Higher Education).*
* Must be in Engineering, Maths and/or Science subjects.
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.
Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.
Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or the nationally recognised equivalent.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.