Multi-Skill Engineering - FdEng (Full-Time)

Level 5 - Foundation Degree or HNCs/HNDs or NVQ Level 5 or Equivalent

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

School Engineering

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  H100


The Foundation Degree in Multi-skill Engineering provides you with a perfect balance of academic and Industrial knowledge. FdEng in Multi-skill Engineering at Newcastle College is 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.
First Year of the foundation degree will give you multi-disciplinary theoretical, simulation and practical experience focusing on Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering.
Second year of the foundation degree will focus predominantly on Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering skills covering Electrical Power Transmission, Mechanical Power Transmission, Project Management, Energy Systems and Maintenance systems used in industrial applications.
Career in Multi-skill Engineering opens many industry doors and you can choose from varied career options in wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, military services, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive, Control, Renewables (Wind), Subsea, Power transmission and Distribution.
National Students Survey (NSS) undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI gathers information from undergraduate students asking individual student to provide feedback on their course and institution. Newcastle College for academic year 2015-16, achieved 100% result in student satisfaction for FdEng Electrical Electronic and 97% student satisfaction for Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Foundation Degrees. Also, 100% students studying Foundation degree in Multi-skill foundation degree last year have undertaken job offers or progressed with further Education qualification.
The course also satisfies accreditation for TMIET (Technician Member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology). After successful completion of course you can apply for TMIET or you can be a student member while studying this qualification.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2018. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Rutherford Building, Rye Hill Campus

Work Guarantee

As part of our work ready guarantee you will be given the opportunity to work towards EngTech or IEng professional status with the Engineering Council, through a regulatory body. To further develop your work ready skills we ensure that you get the opportunity to visit various Engineering companies throughout your studies, to gain vital first-hand experience of how Engineering theory is put into practice.

Who the course is for

Foundation degree in Multi-skill Engineering is suited for individuals seeking industrial employment, understanding of Mechatronic, Industrial and Systems engineering knowledge along with project management skills to start or upgrade engineering career.

Qualification Gained

On Successful completion you will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Multi-skill Engineering by NCG.

"'The college have an excellent support network in the staff. It’s a lot less formal than a university -participation is encouraged with small classes in an interactive environment''.

Erin Small
FdEng Multi-Skill Engineering (Full Time)

Industry Average Salaries

Below are some of the typical job roles and salaries within the sector:

Junior Level Role

Apprentice Multi-skilled Engineer - £14,000-£18,000

Middle Level Role

Experienced Multi-skilled Engineer - £26,000-£35,000

Senior Level Role

Senior Multi-skilled Engineer - £35,000-£45,000

How to Apply

Apply for September 2018

If you would like to study a degree at Newcastle College this September you can register your interest here. A member of the team will then be in touch with you to discuss your options.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

Course Content

The FdEng Multi-Skill Engineering will be delivered over the period of two academic years which is divided into two semesters each year.

Year 1

Personal Development
10 credits

Work Related Learning
20 credits

Drawing System
10 credits

Electrical Science
10 credits

Engineering Maths
20 credits

Academic Study Skills
10 Credit

Year 2

Professional Development
20 credits

Work-based Learning
20 credits

Maintenance systems
20 credits

Mechanical Power Transmission
10 credits

Project Management Principles
20 credits

Energy Systems
10 Credit

Electrical Power Transmission
10 Credit

Learning Methods

Learning Methods include assignment work, reports, simulations, portfolios, presentations and examinations.

Progression Opportunities

Academic progression is available through our one-year BSc (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering (Top-up) Degree or BSc (Hons) Management of Engineering technologies (Top-up) Degree, or programmes at other institutions.

Career Opportunities

Many career opportunities exist for those successfully completing the FdEng programme including design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Military Services, Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Rail Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Subsea Applications and Specialist Measurement Technicians.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points at A-level, BTEC QCF Subsidiary, 90 Credit, National or Extended Diploma; Merits in Level 3 Access to HE Diploma, Advanced Apprenticeship.*
*Must be in Engineering, Maths and/or Science subjects.
Applicants must have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.
Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.
Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 5.5 or the nationally recognised equivalent.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Students studying the FdEng Multi-Skill Engineering programme will need to supply safety footwear for use when working in the mechanical wokshops, or visiting Engineering companies.

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.