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Engineering at TyneMet

Engineering is an exciting subject that opens up a world of opportunities for you to design, develop and build almost anything and everything in the world around us. Whether it be the ways we commute to work, the homes we live in or even the ways we stay entertained, engineering, technology and manufacturing are involved.

Why study Engineering at TyneMet?

TyneMet College's award-winning Engineering department provides the best place for engineering students to learn both the theory of engineering as well as training in a practical environment.

TyneMet has an excellent reputation, which is recognised by a number of leading employers across the North East who operate on a global scale and recommend the training delivered at TyneMet College.

The Engineering department at TyneMet boasts a huge range of resources such as lathes, milling and turning machines, CNC areas, welding booths, electrical engineering practical and testing areas; all of which match that which you would find in the sector. Access to this industry standard equipment coupled with spacious workshops, classroom spaces and computers to assist with class work and engineering design skills including CAD/CAM work, mean that studying engineering at TyneMet sets individuals up extremely well for the world of work.

Our curriculum is set with employers’ needs in mind and is often created hand-in-hand with employers to ensure the content we are delivering meets the up-to-date needs of industry.

TyneMet College was the first college in the North of England to gain STEM Assured accreditation, recognising excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This highlights the College’s commitment to driving forward new methods and sharing knowledge with young people and adults across the region who want to improve their career prospects for the engineering industry.

Engineering students leave TyneMet with a multitude of industry-ready skills to ensure that they are trained to suit the needs of today’s employers and keen to further their skills and development in the workplace to build a successful career.

As part of our growing Engineering capacity, we will be opening a brand new Centre for Engineering and Innovation, IGNITE, in September 2015.

Find out more about IGNITE.

Full time courses

Title Level Attendance Type
Level 1 BTEC Certificate in Engineering Level 1 Full-time Vocational
Level 2 BTEC First Award in Engineering Level 2 Full-time Vocational
Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Engineering Level 3 Full-time Vocational
Level 3 BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering (Electrical Bias) Level 3 Full-time Vocational

Higher Education courses

Title Level Attendance Duration
Foundation Degree (FdSc) Power Engineering Undergraduate Part-time Two years
HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering Level 4 Part-time & Full-time options available Two years
HNC in Electrical Engineering Level 4 Full-time 36 week College delivery
HNC in General Engineering Level 4 Part-time Two years
HNC in Manufacturing Engineering Level 4 Part-time & Full-time options available Two years
HNC in Mechanical Engineering Level 4 Part-time & Full-time options available Two years

Part time courses

Title Start date & time Venue
HNC in General Engineering 2016-09-01 TyneMet College

BTEC National Diploma Courses
Offers made to students who wish to study this course in the part time mode will be conditional pending evidence of employer commitment to work experience / placement to support contextualisation of the technical aspects of learning on this course. Further advice should be sought from the specialist course leader through The Gateway.

Like to know more?

If you have any questions about studying Engineering at TyneMet, contact one of our friendly student advisors on 0191 229 5000 or enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk