The Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Renewable Energy Engineering provides an excellent balance of academic and Industrial knowledge. FdEng courses at Newcastle College are designed to kick-start your engineering journey by enhancing and developing new skills, providing strong foundations in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Industrial and system engineering skills, also developing softer transferable skills throughout the qualification which enables successful graduates to look, apply and get jobs within Engineering.
You will also have the opportunity to achieve additional ‘value-added’ professional qualifications such as PRINCE2 (Foundation) as part of your career development and could possibly start working towards achieving Engineering Technician (EngTech) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status to further improve your future employment prospects.
*Please note* PRINCE2® Foundation is additional to the course and may incur extra cost
The first Year (Level 4) of the foundation degree will give you multi-disciplinary theoretical, simulation and practical experience focusing on Engineering Mathematics, Understanding and Applying Engineering Information, Engineering Science, Introduction to Renewables, and Operation and Maintenance of Equipment.
Second year (Level 5) of the foundation degree will build upon previous knowledge and experience and Project management (incorporating Prince 2), Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical power transmission, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Hydraulic systems and Wind Turbine Design.
Renewable energy technology has become the focus of governments around the world as it is seen as a solution to addressing the ever-growing need for low carbon energy production.
On completion of the course graduates will have the skills and knowledge to be able to: design, plan and implement renewable energy solutions; analyse current and future energy demand; analyse economic, environmental and social aspects that affect the installation of renewable energy projects; and analyse current industry regulations and standards. Graduates will be able to apply for technician or engineer positions in both commercial and public sector organisations. Opportunities for employment exist in a wide range of industries, such as bio-energy, wind power, solar energy, wave energy, tidal energy or in the off-shore energy industry.
The course combined with a Top-up Bachelor’s level degree satisfies the academic accreditation for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status with The Institute of Mechanical Engineers. As part of this course you will be encouraged to apply for Student Membership of the IMechE which offers a range of benefits to students at no extra cost.
This course runs on the following dates:
Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Energy Academy, Wallsend