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Renewable Energy Engineering

Newcastle College University Centre

UCAS Code: H221 | Foundation Degree in Engineering - FdEng

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Engineering/Mathematics and/or Science disciplines.

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GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C(4) in English Language and grade C(5) in Maths.

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

MM

Engineering/Mathematics and/or Science disciplines.

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

MPP

Engineering/Mathematics and/or Science disciplines.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

Engineering/Mathematics and/or Science disciplines.

UCAS Tariff

64

Engineering/Mathematics and/or Science disciplines.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Energy engineering

The £250m investment in the wind sector is set to triple the number of jobs by 2030. To help meet this demand, this Renewable Energy Engineering degree aims to produce multi-skilled work-ready graduates who are able to make an impact within the energy sector. The only one of its kind in the North East and taught from our specialist Energy Academy, you will develop core hand-tool skills and become knowledgeable in solar, geothermal, hydro and tidal power. Supported by Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Royal IHC, Subsea North East and Port Training Services, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the industry whilst also having access to a working wind turbine. Whilst studying this Renewable Energy Engineering degree you will gain additional experience of working at height and sea survival, with our partners Port Training Services (PTS). Previous students have also worked on a wind farm feasibility project with multinational electric utility company, Engie. On successful completion you can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Engineering Management (Top-Up), the final year of BEng (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering, or BEng (Hons) Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering with Newcastle College University Centre. You may also choose to enter the industry as a junior manager or technician.

Modules

Year One: • Academic Study Skills • Engineering Mathematics • Introduction to Renewable Energy Technology • Understanding and Applying Engineering Information • Engineering Science • Operation and Maintenance of Equipment • Work Related Learning
• Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning. Year Two: • Project Management incorporating PRINCE2® (Foundation)
• Hydraulic Systems • Advanced Engineering Mathematics • Wind Turbine Design • Electrical and Electronic Engineering • Mechanical Power Transmission • Professional Development • Work Based Learning

Assessment methods

Students are taught through • Workshops • Lectures • Group work • Seminars. Students are assessed through • Practical assessments
• Coursework • Presentation.

Tuition fees

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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:

Engineering

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