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Renewable and Subsea

The energy industry is growing at a rapid pace and the need for experienced graduates with the skills for industry is increasing year-on-year, as the UK works towards becoming a carbon neutral nation. An energy degree at Newcastle College University Centre will give you the experience, knowledge and skills to become a multi-skilled and proficient graduate, ready to be part of this vital sector.


As a technical and methodical thinker, you will be passionate about building a career within the energy sector. Our energy degrees have been designed alongside our industry supporters including Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Royal IHC, Subsea North East and Port Training Services, and will give you experience of energy engineering in a real-working environment.

Learning at our purpose-built Energy Academy, or at specialist facilities at Port of Blyth, you will develop your knowledge of design, subsea equipment, hydraulics, electrics, mechanics and maintenance, with access to industry-standard equipment such as a £9 million Hi-Traq machine, a working wind turbine and the world's most advanced immersive Hybrid Reality training system for wind turbine engineers.

What can I study?

FdEng Subsea and Offshore Engineering

This practical Subsea and Offshore Engineering degree will enhance your advanced manufacturing skills so you are able to pursue a range of roles within the sector. 

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 13th September 2021
Location: Energy Academy

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FdEng Renewable Energy Engineering

This degree is delivered with the support of energy employers across the North East, to help get you work-ready for one of hundreds of jobs about to be created in the region's wind sector.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 14th September 2020
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:

  • 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

How can I progress?

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