Renewable and Subsea Engineering
Study in leading offshore and renewable engineering facilities to become a skilled engineer of the future
Newcastle College's specialist renewable, subsea and offshore engineering facilities are situated in the heart of the energy industry at our Energy Academy and the Port of Blyth.
Newcastle College Energy Academy is situated on the bank of the River Tyne in Wallsend. Built to train students for a career in the renewable and offshore sector, the Academy prepares students for one of the fastest growing sectors in the North East. Facilities include:
the world's most immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) system
MMA, MIG and TIG welding bays
Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
plasma cutting and engineering workshops
wind turbine testing
solar panel testing.
Port of Blyth
Newcastle College's partnership with Port Training Services (PTS) provides an opportunity for students to learn in dedicated engineering facilities at a leading offshore energy support base. Facilities include:
a £9m Hi-Traq machine used for sea bed cable installation
specialist engineering workshops
hydraulics, electrical and mechanical equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will I be studying?
Depending on your chosen course you will either be based at our Energy Academy or the Port of Blyth.
Based in Wallsend, the Energy Academy is a hub for specialist engineers wishing to work in subsea and renewable energy engineering technologies.
Students here can take advantage of welding and fabrication facilities, industry standard CAD software and the world's most immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) training system for future engineers.
What other opportunities are there at the Energy Academy?
All of our 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.
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.
Students studying the Offshore Renewables and Subsea Engineering course will also benefit from the College's award winning partnership with PTS at the Port of Blyth.
Do you have study areas for students?
The Energy Academy comes equipped with plenty of dedicated learning spaces where our teams are on hand to help you with independent study, research and academic skills such as referencing.
You can also access additional spaces on our main Rye Hill campus, including the library. It is one of the largest further education college libraries in the north of England and here you can access over 40,000 books, as well as hundreds of journals, magazines, DVDs, e-books and e-journal resources.
What facilities can I use outside of my studies?
At Newcastle College, we aim to provide students with an excellent learning experience which gives you the practical skills to be able to make a difference within industry.
Whilst attending college you’ll embrace your independence, make lifelong friends and access our award-winning facilities and activities.
We also aim to give you as many opportunities as possible to have fun alongside your studies and we’ve got one of the best campus social scenes around.