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Rail Engineering

Newcastle College University Centre

UCAS Code: H201 | Foundation Degree in Engineering - FdEng

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Engineering, Maths and/or science related subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Maths and English Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Engineering, Maths and/or science related subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Engineering, Maths and/or science related subjects.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

Engineering, Maths and/or science related subjects.

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

It is estimated that the rail industry will need 50,000 new workers by 2033. This Railway Engineering degree will equip you with multi-disciplinary rail engineering and management skills to help you enter the industry. The only degree of its kind in the North East, the course will enable you to develop knowledge and practical skills in track maintenance, overhead lines, electrification and signalling, coupled with management skills so you are able to pursue high level roles within the rail industry. You will be taught by tutors who actively work within the rail industry and will be based at our dedicated Rail and Civil Engineering Academy, benefiting from links with Nexus, Network Rail and Ganymede. As a railway engineering student, you will benefit from the College’s close links with Nexus, LNER and Ganymede. You will take part in Industry Week, where you are able to network with rail employers and take part in mock interviews to prepare you for the rail industry. On successful completion of this degree you can progress onto a relevant Honours Degree (Top-Up) with Newcastle College University Centre. You may choose to enter the rail industry working as an operative in track maintenance renewal or within strategic or management roles.

Modules

Year One: • Academic Study Skills • Engineering Mathematics • Geotechnical Engineering • Railway Infrastructure and Construction
• Railway Legislation and Regulations • Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Strategic Thinking • Technical Drawing for Engineers. Year Two: • Advanced Engineering Mathematics • Electronic Engineering • Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Railway Systems • Professional Development • Railway Signalling • Strategic Leadership and Management

Assessment methods

Students are taught through: • Lectures • Seminars • One-to-one tutorials • Presentations • Demonstrations • Weekly independent study. Students are assessed through • Open book exams • Case studies • Presentations • Reports • Investigations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Rail and Civil Engineering

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