Design and Manufacturing Engineering

Study design and manufacturing engineering at Newcastle College

Engineers are involved in all aspects of designing, building and testing new technologies and products. Creativity and problem solving are at the heart of the engineering industry and our courses combine engineering theory and practical hands-on experience, with a focus on vocational projects. You’ll benefit from first-class facilities, industry experienced tutor and a number of industry and employer links.


Typically, if you have or are predicted less than 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or below:

Typically, if you have or are predicted 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above:

Typically, if you have or are predicted 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above:


If you have no GCSEs, you can undertake an Access to Further Education course, which will help you to develop your core subjects as well as English and maths.

Engineering Facilities

Our multi-million pound engineering facilities include:

  • access to software such as Autocad, Inventor, Solidworks, Matlab, MathCAD, MultiSIM and AlphaCAM with 90 seats.
  • a Bridgeport 3-axis CNC milling machine, Hurco 5-axis CNC milling machine and Colchester CNC machining centre.
  • PLC laboratory with Siemens systems
  • Dimensions 1200ES ABS 3D Printer
  • an electronics laboratory
  • workshop facilities including Harrison and Colchester lathes, horizontal and vertical milling, surface and cylindrical grinding, and a forge and heat treatment area.

Employer Links

The College has a long tradition in producing the engineers for the future and as a result we have strong links across the regional engineering sector. Working alongside organisations we are able to provide our students with access to industrial expertise, live projects, guest lectures and site visits.