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Naval Architecture

Course Code: UF4931, UX4932
  • 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: Fridays, 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)

Our Foundation Degree will enable you to develop the necessary technical knowledge and skills required for gaining entry into the exciting world of ship and vessel design. The course has been designed to provide you with a wide breadth of knowledge in order to prepare you for the multi-disciplined elements of working in this industry. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course in your final years. This is a university-level course awarded by the University of Plymouth.

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 Design
  • Naval Architecture
  • Management Techniques in Naval Architecture

Year 2

  • Engineering Science 2
  • Advanced CAD and FEA (finite element analysis)
  • Fluid Mechanics and CFD (computational fluid dynamics)
  • Composite Materials for the Marine Environment (optional)
  • Engine Technology and Marine Propulsion Systems
  • Projects
  • Further Naval Architecture and Regulatory Framework (optional)

Part-time
Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

  • Fluid Mechanics and CFD
  • Composite Materials for the Marine Environment (optional)
  • Engine Technology and Marine Propulsion Systems
  • Project
  • Further Naval Architecture and Regulatory Framework (optional)

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 Certificate/Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject
  • an Advanced Apprenticeship
  • a level 3 qualification in mathematics
  • a level 3 in a related subject
  • 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:

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Civil Engineers

£64,560.39

Potential salary

£26,278.08

Entry level salary

£42,917.05

Average salary

9

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