Marine Engineering - Foundation Degree
Course Code: MH1HE46
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The Foundation Degree in Marine Engineering develops the skills and underpinning knowledge needed for a rewarding career in the international maritime industry. Within world-class learning facilities, we offer an employer-focused programme of study fully aligned to the requirements of both the Maritime and Coastguard Agencies (MCA) and the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB). This will support your eligibility for a career as a Marine Engineering Officer. This programme is only available to students sponsored by a shipping company or cadet training provider due to the work-based learning modules, which should be completed on board ships.
To enrol on the foundation degree you need 48 points under the new UCAS tariff system. This must include subjects relevant to Engineering or Mathematics. A GCSE Mathematics Grade B or higher is also required.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
The programme is delivered through interactive lectures, incorporating short presentations from both tutors and students. Students will be provided with the opportunity to work in groups to critically analyse and solve problems and apply knowledge and understanding to a range of tutor and student-defined contexts. Students will have the opportunity to work both independently and with peers in a supervised manner.
|Unit||Indicative Contact hours||Self-study|
|Marine Engineering Operations||80||120|
|Academic & Digital Literacy||80||120|
|Mathematics for Engineers||80||120|
|Electrical & Instrumentation Principles||80||120|
|Work-Based Learning (Operational)||80||120|
|Advanced Engineering Science||80||120|
|Marine Electro Technology||80||120|
|Marine Engineering Technology||80||120|
|Work-Based Learning (Managerial)||80||120|
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of maritime and nautical courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice. .