Electrical Electronic Engineering - FdEng [Part-Time]

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

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

Attendance Part-Time

UCAS Code  H600


This course has been developed in conjunction with local industry to you develop the skills and knowledge to operate in the fast paced electrical engineering sector. With a wide range of local companies requiring electrical electronic engineering skills, this programme will develop your engineering principles knowledge, give you advanced practical skills and enable you to apply these in work-related projects to best prepare you for employment within the sector. In addition, you will attend industry visits, hear from industry professionals and have the chance to join the Engineering Council as a student member.

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

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 (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 House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.



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

Course Content

Year one:
Academic Study Skills
Drawing Systems
Electrical Science
Engineering Mathematics
Mechanical Science
Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning
Work Related Learning

Year two:
Electrical Electronic Principles
Electronic Circuits
Engineering Design
Professional Development
Project Management Principles
Work-Based Learning

Learning Methods

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

Assessment Methods

Assessment is delivered through assignments, reports, simulations, portfolios, presentations and examinations

Progression Opportunities

Academic progression is available through our
one-year BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (Top-Up) degree. Alternatively you may wish to progress onto the third year of our BEng (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering degree.

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.
If English is not your first language, an English language test score of 6.0 or above is required.

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.