Electronics and Computer Engineering

Course Overview - Electronics and Computer Engineering

This degree focuses on the development of systems that involve electronic hardware and software working together, such as the microcomputers embedded in many modern products. You will develop your expertise in electrical machines and electronic communications systems, as well as computer engineering skills. This is complemented by a large individual design project to showcase your skills to future employers.

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Course Information

Study Mode



3 Years

Start Date



Main Site (Newcastle)

Course Address
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Application Details

Course Code


Institution Code


Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level


ABB including Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

Access to HE Diploma


In a relevant area of engineering or physical science. At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits at Merit or higher. At least 15 level 3 credits must be in mathematics (including differential and integral calculus), and 30 credits should be in engineering and science subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


32 points with Mathematics at Higher Level grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Candidates will be considered for Foundation Year entry only. Please see Engineering with Foundation Year for specific entrance requirements. Candidates who also have A Level Mathematics will be considered on an individual basis.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

Candidates will normally only be considered for foundation year entry. Applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Scottish Advanced Higher


ABB at Advanced Higher including Mathematics. Two Highers at the required grade (in different subjects to those offered at Advanced Higher) may replace a third Advanced Higher. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal


D3, M2, M2 in Principal Subjects including Mathematics.

Extended Project

We welcome applications from students offering an Extended Project and value the skills of research and independent learning that it is designed to develop. If you offer an Extended Project, it will be taken into account as part of your application profile, but we will not usually include it in offer conditions for this degree programme.

T Level

Candidates will be considered for Foundation Year entry on a case-by-case basis. Please see Engineering with Foundation Year for specific entrance requirements.

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