Marine Engineering - Advanced Certificate (Blended Learning)


  

Course Code: MD1EC104

  

Maritime and Nautical


Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration
AnytimeFleetwood Nautical Campus5 YearsEnquire  

Course Overview

The Advanced Certificate in Marine Engineering qualification forms part of the education and training towards a UK Certificate of Competency (CoC). Those issued by Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) must be completed in an MCA approved training centre if they are being used towards gaining a CoC.

Fleetwood Nautical Campus currently offers the Advanced Certificate (AdC) in Marine Engineering by Blended Learning to students who are overseas, work full time or prefer to study in a flexible mode.

Blended Learning combines online learning with college based assessment.

Fee Information

Full course fee - £4245

Fee payable at enrolment for Set One - £1525

Set One must be paid for at enrolment; the remaining sets can be purchased individually throughout the course once you have attended college for the Set One exams.

Funding

 There are a range of potential funding options available to you:  

  • Sponsorship from your employer 
  • Scholarship opportunities, such as those found through the Marine Society: https://www.marine-society.org/  
  • As an active student you can also become a student member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). This offers benefits such as Awards, Funding, Sponsorship, Scholarships and bursaries: https://www.imarest.org/funding

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is at the discretion of the centre.

The entry requirements are 4 GCSEs Grade A-C including English, Maths and Science and 48 UCAS at level 3 with at least one science based subject. Typically, you will have completed a level 3 diploma in shipping and maritime operations.

Where non-UK qualifications are used to measure suitable entry level, then the learner would have equivalent qualifications to the above, including English language as necessary.

Students following the Experienced seafarer programme MSN 1857 3.3.1, require 24 months’ seagoing service on merchant ships of at least 350 kW³

Hold either:

  • An Engine Watch Rating Certificate STCW regulation III/4; or
  • A Marine Engine Operator Licence (MEOL); or
  • A Senior Marine Engine Operator Licence (SMEOL);
  • Hold basic STCW safety training certificates;
  • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code A-VI/1-1);
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Code A-VI/1-2);
  • Elementary First Aid (STCW Code A-VI/1-3);
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW Code A-VI/1-4);
  • Hold a valid ENG1 (medical fitness certificate) or accepted equivalent.

Whilst the sea service articulated is an integral element of the certification to MCA Certificate of Competency, it does not form part of the SQA Advanced award. 
Unfortunately, the College can NOT advise on any issues concerning sea-time or certificate validity. You MUST contact the MCA.

Qualification Obtained

Advanced Certificate Marine Engineering

Career Options and Progression

The Advanced Certificate may form part of education and training towards and MCA Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW) Certificate of Competency (CoC). This will provide you will opportunities to undertake the role of Engineering Officer on worldwide trading vessels or with maritime regulatory authorities.

In support of seafarers’ career development, the MNTB has created an interactive career map which provides an outline of some of the career opportunities that are available at sea and ashore. There opportunities are not exclusive or exhaustive within each sector as they are a variety of roles and job titles within each. All profiles within the map have been provided by individuals across the maritime industry using their own experiences of being at sea and their roles ashore: http://casandbeyond.org/career-development/career-map/

Successful students may also wish to continue their studies by progressing onto the Advanced Diploma in Marine Engineering, leading to even greater career opportunities.

Assessment Methods

 Module

Level

Credits

%

Category

Description

Length/

Word Count

Grading Method

Stage 1

HT1R 47 Fundamentals of Control Systems and

Transducers

(Mandatory)

4

8

25%

Coursework:

Report

Reflective report

based on

practical

exercise

8.5

 

Percentage

Grade

75%

Formal Written

Examination

Examination

120

Percentage

Grade

HT7P 47 Safety

Engineering and the

Environment

(Mandatory)

4

8

100%

Formal Written

Examination

Examination

120

Percentage

Grade

 

HW5A 47 Pneumatics and

Hydraulic Systems

(Mandatory)

4

8

70%

Coursework:

Report

Reflective Report

2000

Percentage

Grade

30%

Formal Written

Examination

Examination

60

HP48 46 Engineering Mathematics 1

3

8

100%

Formal Written

Examination

Examination

120

Percentage

Grade

HW5C 47 Auxiliary

Systems

(Mandatory)

4

8

100%

Formal Written

Examination

Examination

120

Percentage

Grade

HW5D 47 Marine

Legislation and

Leadership

(Mandatory)

4

8

70%

Formal Written

Examination

Examination

90

Percentage

Grade

30%

Coursework:

Report

Assignment

2000

Percentage

Grade

HW5E 47 Propulsion

(Mandatory)

4

8

100%

Formal Written

Examination

Examination

120

Percentage

Grade

HW5F 47 Thermodynamics

(Mandatory)

4

8

100%

Formal Written

Examination

Examination

150

Percentage

Grade

HW5G 47 Stability & Structure of Merchant

Ships (Mandatory)

4

8

100%

Formal Written

Examination

120

Percentage

Grade

HW5H 47 Electro-

Technology

(Mandatory)

4

8

100%

Examination

Examination

120

Percentage Grade

HW5J Mechanical

Principles

(Mandatory)

4

8

100%

Formal Written

Examination

150

Percentage Grade

Graded Unit 1

(Mandatory)

4

8

100%

Examination

Examination

180

Percentage Grade

Teaching and Learning Methods

Following enrolment to a set of modules, your teaching and learning will be supported by learning materials which have been created by the blended learning team. These resources provide an outline of each module, a recommended reading list and provide details of the module syllabus and learning outcomes. Interactive resources are utilised on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) including, but not limited to, Marine Notices, Power Points, useful web links to industry publications, Excel spreadsheets, video tutorials, clinics, and e-books.

You will submit work using the VLE, both formative and summative assessments, where appropriate.

Any practical activities can be supported with on-site attendance, as identified in your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) or during subsequent progression meetings. Practical activities are not mandatory, but further enhance your learning experience. These activities are often a reflection of industrial activities, and can therefore be undertaken in an industrial setting.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

The cost of visas and travel incurred through taking the summative assessments at College must be met by the student.
There are no additional costs needed to complete this course.
You will require access to a computer or laptop with internet access and a copy  ‘Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Fluids’ Arranged by G.F.C. Rogers and Y.R. Mayhew ISBN 978 0- 631-19703-4 (Steam Tables)

 

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: SQA

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

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