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Newcastle College Renewable Offshore And Subsea Engineering 10

College 16 to 18

Renewable and Subsea

If you'd like to carve out a career in Engineering, we can support you on your way.


You’ll benefit from links to employers, industry experienced tutors and first-class specialist facilities, designed to prepare you for a career in one of the fastest growing industries in the North East. Courses within renewable, subsea and welding are developed with employers and offer exciting career opportunities within the wind energy, subsea, offshore, manufacturing and construction sectors.

What can I study?

Welding and Fabrication - Level 1

This Welding and Fabrication course will help you to develop basic knowledge and technical skills in leading facilities at our specialist Energy Academy.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Energy Academy

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Welding and Fabrication - Level 2

Are you looking to gain technical skills and learn a craft? Get ready to get skilled with this Welding and Fabrication course.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Energy Academy

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Welding and Fabrication - Level 3

If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding career in fabrication and welding, this could be the course for you!

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Energy Academy

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Engineering for Subsea and Renewable Energy - Level 3

If you are looking for a rewarding career in the growing renewables or subsea industry, this could be the course for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Energy Academy

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Offshore Renewables and Subsea Engineering at Port of Blyth- Level 3

If you are interested in a career in offshore renewable energy or subsea engineering, this course is perfect for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Port of Blyth

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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:

  • 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:

  • 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

Daily tasks:

  • 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

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