Rail Engineering at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS

Rail Engineering

Newcastle College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newcastle College Group

Course summary

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This course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to provide technical solutions across the railway network including the railway, track, overhead line, electrification, traction and rail systems. You will develop an understanding of how the railway works as an integrated, complex system in order to take a hands-on approach and make decisions to avoid railway asset, equipment, process and system failures. You will be involved in the construction, installation, renewal, enhancement and replacement of a range of complex systems and components. This programme will develop professional engineers with the multidisciplinary skills and ability to analyse current and future rail engineering problem. You will have the opportunity to achieve NEBOSH, which provides an awareness of health and safety and risk management and Network Rail’s OLEC standards. You will also be offered the opportunity to visit various rail engineering companies. This course will provide you with the necessary skills to gain employment within the rail engineering sector. Academic progression is available through a relevant Masters Degree.

Course details


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

Assessment method

Learning and assessments methods include lectures, practical workshops and independent learning to help prepare you to produce assignment work, reports, simulations, presentations and examinations.

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How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeH201
Institution code N23
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CC 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.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM Engineering, Maths and/or science related subjects.
Scottish Advanced Higher CC Engineering, Maths and/or science related subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Maths and English Language.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Rail Engineering at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS