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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Engineering - FdEng

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points in engineering, maths and/or science related qualifications such as; A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary, 90 Credit, National or Extended Diploma; Level 3 Access to HE Diploma (Merit), Advanced Apprenticeship.


University information

Newcastle College University Centre

  • Campus address

    Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7SA, England

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