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Marine Engineering

Course Code: UF2794, UX2794

Level: 5
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 8.45am - 6.15pm (part-time)

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About the course

Are you interested in science and technology, in the marine and offshore engineering industry? As a Marine Engineer, you will need to be responsible, safety conscious and a good team worker. This Foundation Degree in Marine Engineering awarded by the University of Plymouth will teach you these crucial skills as well as giving you an understanding of design concepts and engineering principles. You will also work on the 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.

What you'll learn

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
Entry requirements

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
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

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

Assessments/Exams

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

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Marine and Composite Technology degree at the University of Plymouth or employment in the industry.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Full-time Part-time

Course Code: UF2794

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £6950

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: UX2794

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £3500

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.