Renewable and Subsea Engineering

Study renewable and subsea engineering at Newcastle College

Renewable and subsea engineering courses at Newcastle College have a strong emphasis on practical and vocational projects. You’ll learn from course tutors that have extensive industry experience meaning you benefit from their expertise.

Our renewable and subsea engineering courses will equip you with the key skills to follow a suitable career within engineering operations, maintenance, manufacturing and project management. You will develop the academic and practical skills required to apply sound engineering principles and analysis methods to the design, installation and maintenance of renewable and subsea systems.

On completion of this course learners 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 wind power, solar energy, wave energy, tidal energy and in the off-shore engineering sector.

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Based on the north bank of the Tyne the Energy Academy provides a center of innovation, training and development for the energy sector. The Academy delivers qualifications from Level 2 through to degree level in Subsea & Renewable energy technologies, manufacturing and maintenance as well as Apprenticeships.

Our Energy Academy is a multi-partner, cross regional collaboration between Newcastle College, major employers, local authorities, Sector Skills Councils and strategic stakeholders in the sector.


All courses are delivered at the Newcastle College Energy Academy, based on the North bank of the river Tyne in Wallsend. 

Facilities include welding bays, fabrication equipment, MMA, MIG and TIG welding, plasma cutting and engineering workshops. The College also has equipment for the testing of 1KW wind turbines and solar panels as well as Computer Aided Design (CAD) facilities.

Employer links

Newcastle College has close links to companies involved in the manufacturing of energy technology and the fitting and maintenance of offshore installations. As a renewable and subsea student you’ll benefit from site visits to engineering companies and guest lectures from industry experts. Newcastle College has also formed a partnership with Maersk Training, a leading provider of on-shore and offshore training for the offshore and renewable sector. This opens up a range of extra curriculum opportunities for college students.