What will I learn?

This four-year MEng degree in electronics and computer engineering integrates a year of master's-level study and an industrial placement.

Course overview

This four-year degree will give you the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of computer engineering. You'll be equipped with the programming skills and the practical skills you need to combine software and hardware that will enable you to integrate computer systems into a wide range of electronic systems.

Working on projects designed in collaboration with leading companies, you'll develop the skills and knowledge demanded by industry, through computing laboratories, practical project work and research-informed teaching.

Throughout the degree you will develop skills in Java, C and Python and will gain experience programming microcontrollers and computers, such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

In your final year, you'll complete an industrial project with a company in the UK or abroad. Working on a real engineering project set by your host business, this will allow you to gain vital experience, enhance your CV and develop invaluable contacts within the industry.

Professional accreditation

Our degrees are professionally accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council. This means future employers will recognise the quality of your degree because it meets high professional standards.

Teaching methods

You'll learn through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • lab sessions
  • tutorials

Up to 10 hours will consist of practical sessions, including experiments and project work in our state-of-the-art labs.

Work placement

Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 3 and 4.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Placements are subject to availability.

Your future

Electronics and Computer Engineering graduates are in high demand within the growing technology sector.

Many of our graduates move on to roles within embedded systems, with companies including:

  • Imagination Technologies
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Google
  • ARM

You'll also develop a wide range of transferable skills, including analytical skills, teamwork, time management, and IT skills, which are valued by employers across all sectors.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£25,200.00 (US$ 34,459) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 26. Students may be considered for first year entry with a GPA 3.2/4 in a High School Graduation Diploma. Students should have SAT Reasoning with 600 in each plus combination of SAT subject tests with 650 in each and AP tests with scores of 3. Students also considered for first year entry: GPA 2.8+ in an Associate of Arts and GPA 2.8+ in 1-2 years of US College or University (Advanced entry may be awarded if sufficient credit has been obtained in relevant subjects). This will be assessed on a case by case basis. Many of our courses require them to have a particular background in the subject they are applying to study. This is known as ‘pre-requisite’ knowledge. If required, they must evidence this knowledge via relevant AP tests, SAT Subject Tests, honors or college level classes. To study History BA Honours they must be able to demonstrate that they have pre-requisite knowledge of World History. The Specific grade requirements may vary depending on the individual course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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