Electrical Electronic Engineering - FdEng (Full-Time)

Level 5 - Foundation Degree or HNCs/HNDs or NVQ Level 5 or Equivalent

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  H600


The Foundation Degree in Electrical Electronic Engineering provides you with a perfect balance of academic and Industrial knowledge. This course is designed to kick-start your engineering journey by developing new skills, providing strong Foundations in Electrical, Electronics and other transferable skills.

The first year of the foundation degree will give you multi-disciplinary theoretical, simulation and practical experience focusing on Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering.
Second year of the foundation degree will focus largely on Electrical and Electronics Engineering covering Electrical Electronic principles, Project Management and Design Technology used in industry. You will also enjoy building advance electronic circuits and choose a practical or research based industry oriented project.

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.

"94% of students agree that any changes in the course or teaching has been communicated effectively" - 2018 National Student Survey

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Work Ready 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, to gain vital first-hand experience of how Engineering theory is put into practice.

Who the course is for

This course is designed for those with a passion for entering the Engineering Industry, or those wishing to further their career prospects who are currently working in engineering related roles.

Qualification Gained

On Successful completion you will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Electrical, Electronic Engineering by NCG.

‘‘I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Newcastle College and I know that from my time there that I have made lots of friends for life!’’

Steve Owen Smith
FdEng 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


Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

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

Year 1
Semester 1 runs from September to January and semester 2 from February to June.

  • Personal Development
  • Work Related Learning
  • Drawing System
  • ECAD
  • Electrical Science
  • Mechatronics
  • Engineering Maths
  • Mechanical Science
  • Academic Study Skills

Year 2
Semester 1 runs from September to January and semester 2 from February to June.

  • Professional Development
  • Work-based Learning
  • Electrical Electronic Principles
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Project Management Principles
  • Engineering Design

Learning Methods

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

Progression Opportunities

Academic progression is available through our one-year BSc (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering (Top-up) Degree or BSc (Hons) Management of Engineering technologies (Top-up) Degree, as well as programmes at other institutions.

Career Opportunities

Many career opportunities exist for those successfully completing the FdEng 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 minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points at A-level, BTEC QCF Subsidiary, 90 Credit, National or Extended Diploma; Merits in Level 3 Access to HE Diploma, Advanced Apprenticeship.*

*Must be in Engineering, Maths and/or Science subjects.

Applicants must 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, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at gov.uk/studentfinance or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.