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Electrical and Electronic EngineeringMain Site (Newcastle)
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Location: Main Site (Newcastle)
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 36 months
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Newcastle University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering offers postgraduate research degrees at PhD level in all of our major research areas. You are encouraged to view our research group expertise for details of our research areas and opportunities to develop research in a chosen subject.Our research groups cover four areas of expertise:Nanomaterials and electronicsMicroelectronic system designPower electronics, drives and machinesCommunications and Signal Processing (CSP)Delivery:Postgraduate induction:Both the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) run induction programmes for new postgraduates during the first few weeks of the academic year. The School induction programme takes place during Induction Week commencing with a general introductory talk, a tour of the School and a postgraduate reception. This event is open to all postgraduates and your supervisors and is intended to be an opportunity to meet fellow students and staff.Postgraduate Annual Research Conference (ARC):The postgraduate research conference is an annual event run by the School. It aims to:• allow all postgraduates to become familiar with research projects in the School• give all postgraduates experience of giving technical presentations• produce a regular summary of the postgraduate research carried out in the School• give experience of writing paper and poster presentations in a typical conference and journal formatThe conference forms part of progression through the programme and training credits will be given. All postgraduate researchers must give a presentation or a poster. The presentation is assessed and confidential feedback given, covering both presentation skills and technical content.International conferences:You submit a technical paper to an international conference in the second year of your studies. Where possible, you will attend the conference and present the paper. Your supervisors will give guidance on appropriate conferences and on paper preparation.Journal papers:You are encouraged to submit one or more journal papers before the end of your studies. The most highly regarded journals are managed by professional institutions such as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Institute of Physics (IOP). These journals should form your main targets. Further details of the journal publications most suited to your area of research are available from your supervisors.Facilities:All four research groups carry out pioneering fundamental and applied research using specialist equipment housed in a purpose-built research laboratory. We regularly invest in updating our equipment in order to maintain a world-class facility.
A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in: • electrical or electronic engineering • computer engineering • a related subject such as mechanical engineering or physics.
IELTS: 6.5 (IELTS 6.5 (6.0 every band))
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Newcastle University.
About this university
Newcastle attracts students from over 120 countries worldwide and there is plenty of help and advice on hand to assist them in adapting to life in the UK. The university has a system where every student has a personal tutor to assist them in both academic and non-academic matters and there is also a Student Wellbeing Service for confidence advice and help. There is a Visa and Immigration Team on hand to deal with legal matters relating to these areas and a Student Advice Centre within the Studentâ€™s Union for information on matters such as housing and finances. Finally, towards the end of studying, there is a Careers Service to help students find work or further their education as required. The heart of student life outside the classroom in the university is the Newcastle University Students Union. Unlike many students unions, NUSU owns the building that it operates from, following an anonymous gift in 1924 that allowed them to build a neo-Jacobean style building. It is run by six sabbatical officers and employs some 300 people in roles such as bar staff and entertainment organisers. In the media, there is a student run newspaper, established in 1948, called The Courier as well as radio station. The university is one of the leading in the UK for its sports programs and there are more than 50 sports clubs to become involved with.