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Marine Engineering

Course Code: UF2794, UX2794
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Tuesdays, 9.00am - 6.15pm (part-time)

What's it all about?

Full Fee

Full-time £14,900 (£7,450 per year)
Part-time £11,100 (£3,700 per year)

 

As a marine engineer you will need to be responsible, safety conscious and a good team worker. We’ll teach you these crucial skills as well as giving you an understanding of design concepts and engineering principles, along with managerial techniques required to be employed in this lucrative industry. Through a blend of lectures, scientific experiments and work-based training, you’ll develop considerable practical engineering knowledge through studies of everything from naval architecture to fluids, and specialist knowledge in topics from thermodynamics to ship propulsion.

For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.

Course information

The course includes the following subjects:

Full-time
Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science 1
  • Engineering Materials
  • CAD (computer-aided design) Techniques and Designs
  • Naval Architecture
  • Management Techniques in Marine Engineering

Year 2

  • Engineering Science 2
  • Advanced CAD and FEA (finite element analysis)
  • Engineering Design
  • Composite Materials for the Marine Environment
  • Engine Technology and Marine Propulsion Systems
  • Project

Part-time
Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science 1
  • Engineering Materials
  • CAD Techniques and Design

Year 2

  • Naval Architecture
  • Management Techniques in Marine Engineering
  • Engineering Science 2
  • Advanced CAD and FEA

Year 3

  • Engineering Design
  • Composite Materials for the Marine Environment
  • Engine Technology and Marine Propulsion Systems
  • Project

We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and science, and one or more of the following:

  • 48 UCAS tariff points
  • a BTEC National Award in a related subject
  • an Advanced Apprenticeship
  • a level 3 qualification in mathematics
  • a level 3 qualification in a related subject
  • T level pass in an appropriate subject area
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

On successful completion you may be able to progress to the second year of the BEng Marine Technology degree at the University of Plymouth if you have achieved 60% overall and 60% in maths.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Elected Officers and Representatives

£142,360.02

Potential salary

£14,376.99

Entry level salary

£60,151.29

Average salary

2

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