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You are a technical and methodical thinker with a desire to find solutions to any problems you come across. As an engineering student at Newcastle College University Centre, you will thrive as you develop the skills you need for a successful career in industry.


Learning in our industry-standard facilities, you will have access to our state-of-the-art CAD suites and equipment such as CNC, robotics, 3D printers, 3D scanners, metalwork lathes and fabrication tools.

You will be encouraged to apply for and work towards EngTech status, giving you the edge as an engineering graduate.

Our degrees are linked extensively with industry. You will have the opportunity to work with big names in the industry throughout your studies, including IHC, Renolit IMechE, Port of Blyth and Siemens.

If you seek to build a rewarding career, start your engineering journey with us.

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Investing in Your Future

Newcastle College University Centre has been awarded over £2million by the Office for Students (OfS) to spend on bringing our students the latest equipment, to support them in their learning and prepare them for entering the workplace. Engineering students will benefit from leading-edge teaching facilities such as a CNC Lathe Machine, Smart Robot Car Kits for digital programming and even an industrial robot!

There's never been a better time to study Engineering at Newcastle College University Centre.

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What can I study?

FdEng Engineering

Do you have a passion for engineering and problem solving? Choose between a Mechanical or Electrical pathway on this FdEng Engineering course to progress in your engineering career.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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FdEng Engineering (Part-Time)

Choose this course if you would like to progress into a career in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

Length: 2 years
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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FdEng Engineering with Applied Digital Technologies

This brand new Foundation Degree is a unique combination of Engineering and Digital study. You will get the skills you need to play a key engineering role as industry adapts to emerging digital technologies.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (Top-Up)

Are you ready to create change in a constantly evolving industry? This course is for you!

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BEng (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering (Top-Up)

Are you looking for a stimulating career in an industry that is constantly evolving? Electrical and Electronic Engineers are innovators and problem solvers.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BEng (Hons) Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (Top-Up)

Would you like to be a part of one of the biggest industries in the UK? This Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering degree will kick-start your engineering journey and help you develop skills in your chosen engineering discipline.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with an Engineering qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation.
  • Prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects.
  • Considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy.
  • Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels.
  • Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards.
  • Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation.

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Median Salary

£73,040 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.
  • Ensures that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards.
  • Designs mechanical equipment, such as steam, internal combustion and other non-electrical motors for railway locomotives, road vehicles, aeroplanes and other machinery.
  • Determines materials, equipment, piping, capacities, layout of plant or system and specification for manufacture.
  • Undertakes research and advises on energy use, materials handling, thermodynamic processes, fluid mechanics, vehicles and environmental controls.

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£42,499 View more

Daily tasks:

  • 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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Median Salary

£49,811 View more

Daily tasks:

  • 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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£50,515 View more

Daily tasks:

  • 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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Median Salary

£43,438 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Designs, controls and constructs process plants to manufacture products.
  • Undertakes research and develops processes to achieve physical and/or chemical change for oil, pharmaceutical, synthetic, plastic, food and other products.
  • Liaises with materials buying, storing and controlling departments to ensure a steady flow of supplies.
  • Advises management on and ensures effective implementation of new production methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Investigates and eliminates potential hazards and bottlenecks in production.
  • Devises and implements production control methods to monitor operational efficiency.
  • Recommends optimum equipment and layout and prepares drawings and specifications.
  • Studies existing and alternative production methods, regarding work flow, plant layout, types of machinery and cost.

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Median Salary

£42,732 View more

Daily tasks:

  • 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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Median Salary

£41,841 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Oversees effective implementation of adopted processes, schedules and procedures.
  • Prepares plan of sequence of operations and completion dates for each phase of production or processing.
  • Analyses plans, drawings, specifications and safety, quality, accuracy, reliability and contractual requirements.
  • Prepares work flow charts for individual departments and compiles detailed instructions on processes, work methods and quality and safety standards for workers.
  • Ensures accuracy of machines, jigs, fixtures, gauges and other manufacturing and testing equipment.
  • Devises inspection, testing and evaluation methods for bought-in materials, components, semi-finished and finished products.

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Median Salary

£38,616 View more

Daily tasks:

  • 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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Median Salary

£33,396 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Carries out service tasks such as cleaning and insulation testing according to schedule.
  • Re-assembles equipment, tests for correct functioning and makes any necessary further adjustments.
  • Dismantles equipment and repairs or replaces faulty components or wiring.
  • Uses electronic testing equipment to diagnose faults and check voltages and resistance.
  • Examines equipment and observes reception to determine nature of defect.

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£33,445 View more

What can I do with an Engineering qualification?

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