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Renewable and Subsea

If you are a born problem solver with a questioning mind and enjoy being in a fast paced and ever changing environment, a renewable and subsea engineering course might be just what you are looking for.


Our courses are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed for the industry. You might already be working in the engineering sector and want to diversify into this exciting landscape or you might be looking for a new challenge and a new career. Choose to study with us and you will be fully supported throughout your studies by industry experienced tutors who know what it takes to succeed.

You will benefit from our close links with industry and specialist facilities, which replicate real-working environments.

So whether you want to be a subsea engineer, wind turbine technician or project manager, our courses will get you skilled and ready for industry.

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What can I study?

Engineering for Subsea and Renewable Energy - Level 3

If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the exciting energy or subsea industry, this may be the right course for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Energy Academy

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Offshore Renewables and Subsea Engineering

Do you enjoy being challenged? Are you looking to get into the North East's booming energy sector? This course could help you get there.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Energy Academy

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Welding and Fabrication

Do you want to learn a real craft and gain the skills for a career in manufacturing or welding? This course could be right for you.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Energy Academy

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Welding and Fabrication

If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding career in fabrication and welding, this course can take you there.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Energy Academy

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What can I do with a Renewable and Subsea qualification?

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.

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.

Median Salary

£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.

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.

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.

Median Salary

£41,841 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.

Median Salary

£33,396 View more

Daily tasks:

  • 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

Daily tasks:

  • 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

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures compliance with issues relating to the environmental impact of operations.
  • Arranges for the provision of gas, water and electricity supplies.
  • Ensures that all haulage, storage, purification and distribution work is performed efficiently and in compliance with statutory and other regulations.
  • Co-ordinates and supervises coal-face production activities and ensures compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Determines staffing, material and other needs.
  • Co-ordinates the activities of mines, quarries, drilling operations and offshore installations.

Median Salary

£44,597 View more

Daily tasks:

  • 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

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