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Newcastle University: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Department School of Engineering
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Study type Research


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 electronics Microelectronic system design

Power electronics, drives and machines Communications and Signal Processing (CSP)


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 format

The 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.


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.

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