Engineering for Subsea and Renewable Energy - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
If you are looking for a rewarding career in the renewables or subsea industry, this may be the course for you.
You will explore a range of engineering topics from industry experienced tutors, such as electrical and mechanical engineering, design principles and project skills to make sure you are ready for industry.
You will study in our specialist facilities at Newcastle College Energy Academy and have access to an electrical workshop where you will build and test circuits, including fault finding. You will also be introduced to fabrication techniques such as piping and welding using industry standard equipment.
You will enhance your knowledge through field trips to companies including Siemens, GE Oil & Gas and Caterpillar and visit the College's Port of Blyth facility. You will also get the chance to work on live projects set by employers to give you a taste of what it is like to work in the industry.
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths*
Level 2 in Engineering
*As this course is maths intensive we recommend a minimum of GCSE grade 5 or above in maths
What will I achieve?
On successful completion of this course you will achieve a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering
What will I learn?
Delivery of engineering processes safely
Product design and manufacture
Commercial and quality principles
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Electronic devices and circuits
Fabrication manufacturing processes
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
Work experience opportunities
Each year our industry partners provide work experience opportunities to students to help them develop their skills and knowledge. Our work experience coaches will also support you to find your own opportunities.
English and Maths
Engineering relies heavily on English and maths and both subjects will be embedded into your programme.
Where can I progress?
Upon successful completion of this course you may choose to progress onto a relevant degree within engineering at Newcastle College University Centre, or you may choose to seek employment within industry.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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What can I do with a qualification in Subsea Engineering?
- Organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.
- Ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements.
- Determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems.
- Supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems.
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- Tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.
- Organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs.
- Determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards.
- Undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment.
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Design and development engineers
- Prepares specifications for materials and other components.
- Produces final design information for use in preparation of layouts, parts lists, etc..
- Arranges construction and testing of model or prototype and modifies design if necessary.
- Prepares working designs for steam, aero, turbine, marine and electrical engines, mechanical instruments, aircraft and missile structures, vehicle and ship structures, plant and machinery equipment, domestic electrical appliances, building systems and services, and electronic computing and telecommunications equipment.
- Assesses product requirements, including costs, manufacturing feasibility and market requirements.
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Engineering professionals n.e.c.
- Provides technical consultancy services.
- Examines and advises on patent applications.
- Prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details.
- Devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials.
- Designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture.
- Establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys.
- Researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems.
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- Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of mechanical and chemical engineering products and services.
- Inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation.
- Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
- Prepares estimates of materials, equipment and labour required for engineering projects.
- Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
- Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.
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Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c.
Research and Development Managers
- Monitors the standards of scientific and technical research undertaken by the research team.
- Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to the research and development team.
- Develops research methodology, implements and reports upon research investigations undertaken.
- Liaises with production departments to investigate and resolve manufacturing problems.
- Establishes product design and performance objectives in consultation with other business functions.
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- Checks finished workpiece for defects and conformity with specification.
- Cleans and smoothes weld.
- Guides electrode or torch along line of weld, burns away damaged areas, and melts brazing alloy or solder into joints.
- Cuts metal pieces using gas torch or electric arc.
- Connects wires to power supply, or hoses to oxygen, acetylene, argon, carbon dioxide, electric arc, or other source and adjusts controls to regulate gas pressure and rate of flow.
- Selects appropriate welding equipment such as electric arc, gas torch, etc..
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Energy Plant Operatives
- Carries out minor maintenance tasks and prescribed tests and reports any faults.
- Records instrument readings periodically and shuts down turbine/generator or boiler as demand decreases.
- Adjusts controls to maintain correct running speed of turbine or generator and monitors temperature and pressure controls on boilers.
- Operates remote control panel to load fuel and remove discharged fuel elements from nuclear reactors.
- Opens valves and operates controls to regulate the flow of fuel to boiler or generating equipment.
- Determines job requirements from switchboard attendant or operating instructions.