Newcastle College's Energy Academy is recognised as a leading training provider of subsea and renewable energy training in the North East. Home to the world's most advanced Hybrid Reality (iHR) training system, students have the unique opportunity gain practical, hands-on experience in real-working environments.
Our curriculum includes introductory courses for 16-18 year olds, alongside degrees and part-time courses for adults. We offer advanced training in a range of areas including welding and fabrication, offshore renewables and subsea and renewable energy engineering. By joining forces with the sector leaders like Port of Blyth, Maersk Training and Catapult ORE, we provide students with real experience of work in industry-standard training facilities at our Energy Academy and The Port of Blyth. If you're a logical thinker who loves to be challenged and has a taste for adventure, we want to hear from you.
Renewable and Subsea Engineering at Newcastle College
What can I do with a qualification in Renewable and Subsea?
- 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.
Median Salary£49,811 View more
- 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.
Median Salary£50,515 View more
- 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.
Median Salary£43,438 View more
- 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.
Median Salary£41,841 View more
- 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.
Median Salary£33,396 View more
- Otherwise assists technologists as directed.
- Performs calculations and records and interprets data.
- Undertakes tests and takes measurements and readings.
- Sets up apparatus for experimental, demonstration or other purposes.
Median Salary£27,574 View more
- 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.
Median Salary£51,905 View more
- 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..
Median Salary£26,022 View more
- 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.
Median Salary£35,070 View more
Meet our students and tutors
Nithin VargheseFdA Electrical Electronic Engineering
"I started on a Level 3 Engineering course at the College and have progressed onto the Foundation Degree. My tutors have practised in industry meaning everything you learn on the course is relevant."
Ben NewcombProgramme Leader - Renewable and Subsea
"While I was studying BEng (Hons) degree in Civil & Structural Engineering at the University of Bradford, the course involved a teaching placement where I really enjoyed teaching Engineering based subjects to students, so I joined the team at the Energy Academy in 2014!
Zunair ShahidProgramme Leader - Renewables & Subsea
"Teaching is a very rewarding career, I am passionate about engineering and ensuring my students learn from real working environments. It can be overwhelming at times seeing students succeed, knowing that I have had a positive impact on their life and career prospects."
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