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

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

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

School Engineering

Attendance Part-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:

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

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 (Part 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


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

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

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 Semester 2 runs from February to June.

Semester 1
-Electrical Power Systems

Semester 2

-Electrical Product Development
-Embedded Systems Design

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 BSc 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.