Marine Engineering - Advanced Diploma (Blended Learning)


  

Course Code: MD1EC106

  

Maritime and Nautical


Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration
AnytimeFleetwood Nautical Campus5 YearsEnquire  

Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma 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 Diploma (Adv Dip) in Marine Engineering by Blended Learning to students who are overseas, work full time or prefer to study in a flexible mode.

The Advanced Diploma (Adv Dip) Marine Engineering programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge required for a career within the maritime industry. The alignment to industry bodies will ensure you meet all the required outcomes to support a career at sea which, when coupled with additional vocational training, will support your eligibility for a career in the field of Marine Engineering and will provide you with the academic exemptions for STCW95 Reg III/2 Chief Engineer Unlimited Engineering Certification. Blended Learning combines online learning with college based assessment.

Fee Information

Full course fee - £6285.00*

Fee payable at enrolment for Set Four or Set Five - £1185 or £1695 (including SQA registration)

The remaining sets can be purchased individually throughout the course once you have passed the exams in Set One.

*Less £1020 for students who obtained 120 unit credits at HNC, as they will start on Set Five.

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.


You will be required to have completed an Advanced Certificate (Adv Cert) in Marine Engineering or alternatively, hold an MCA recognised Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) Certificate of Competency (CoC) which is comparable to the 96 credits of the Adv Cert award. In this case, the College will undertake a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) exercise, which is the process for recognising previous learning that has taken place in informal, formal or non-formal contexts: for example, in the workplace and through life experiences.

Once recognised through this process, prior learning can be used to gain credit or exemption for qualifications. This process can also be used to recognise any additional units you have undertaken, of supporting documentation is provided. Please refer to MSN 1857 for CoC requirements.

Qualification Obtained

Advanced Diploma Marine Engineering

Career Options and Progression

The Adv Dip in Marine Engineering will give you full academic exemptions for STCW95 Reg III/2

Management Level Engineer Unlimited Engineering Certification. Students choosing to undertake the Adv Dip Marine Engineering upon completion of their Adv Cert Marine Engineering will find the path to Chief Engineer much smoother and will only be required to undertake the relevant industrial exams and short courses.

Should you not wish to pursue a career at sea, you will be provided with a host of transferrable skills which will enable you to seek roles in various engineering environments such as but not limited to:

  • Drafting and design engineers
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Offshore and petroleum engineering
  • Project management
  • Sales and technical support engineers

Ship management roles include:

  • Fleet operations, Fleet Director (Commercial Director), Fleet Manager, Fleet Assistant Staff
  • Fleet personnel, Personnel manager (Human resources manager), Training manager (Head of training), Personnel officer, Training officer
  • General operations, Operations Manager (Safety manager, Quality manager), Safety officer (Quality officer)
  • Marine operations, Marine superintendent, Marine technical assistant   
  • Engineering operations, Engineering superintendent, (technical superintendent), Assistant engineering superintendent (Assistant technical manager), Engineering technical assistant

Assessment Methods

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Module

Level

Credits

%

Category

Description

Length/

Word Count

Grading

Method

HW5P 48 Mechanics (Mandatory)

 

5

 

12

 

100%

Formal Written Examination

 

Examination

 

180

Percentage Grade

HW5R 48

Applied Mechanics (Mandatory)

 

5

 

8

 

100%

Formal Written Examination

 

Examination

 

150

Percentage Grade

HW5T 47

Process Control (Mandatory)

 

 

4

 

 

8

 

75%

Formal Written Examination

Examination

 

150

Percentage Grade

25%

Coursework: Report

Reflective report

500

Percentage Grade

HW5W 48 Management (Mandatory)

 

5

 

8

50%

Coursework: Essay

Assignment

1500

Percentage Grade

50%

Coursework: Essay

Assignment

1500

Percentage Grade

HW5Y 48

Naval Architecture

(Mandatory)

 

 

5

 

 

16

 

50%

Formal Written Examination

 

Examination

 

120

Percentage Grade

 

50%

Formal Written Examination

 

Examination

 

120

Percentage Grade

HW61 48 Applied Thermodynamics (Mandatory)

 

5

 

12

 

100%

Formal Written Examination

 

Examination

 

150

Percentage Grade

HW62 48 Heat Engine Principles (Mandatory)

 

5

 

8

 

100%

Formal Written Examination

 

Examination

 

150

Percentage Grade

HW63 48 Electrical Distribution Systems (Mandatory)

 

5

 

8

 

100%

Formal Written Examination

 

Examination

 

120

Percentage Grade

HW64 48

Electrical Machines (Mandatory)

 

5

 

8

 

100%

Formal Written Examination

 

Examination

 

120

Percentage Grade

HW67 47

Electrical Power (Mandatory)

 

4

 

8

 

100%

Formal Written Examination

 

Examination

 

120

Percentage Grade

HW68 48 Ship

Construction and Survey (Mandatory)

 

5

 

8

 

100%

Formal Written Examination

 

Examination

 

120

Percentage Grade

HW6D 48 Graded Unit 2 (Mandatory)

 

5

 

16

 

100%

Practical: Practical Skills Assessment

 

Project

 

8000

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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