Nautical Science - Foundation Degree
Course Code: MH1HE47
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The Foundation Degree in Nautical Science develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for a Merchant Navy career. Approved by the Merchant Navy Training Board, this three-year programme combines theoretical training with safety training and 12 months’ sea-going time, leading to the award of Officer of the Watch (OOW) Certificate of Competency (CoC). Regarded as one of the UK’s top nautical institutions, Fleetwood Nautical Campus has strong industry partnerships, which guarantee students excellent employment opportunities. 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.
Students meeting the following criteria will be offered places on this programme, subject to the availability of places:
- 48 UCAS points at A/AS level, including subjects which support the application
- GCSE Mathematics (grade B or above), Science and English Language at grades C or above (or equivalent)
- where English is not the applicant’s first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, achieved within the two years prior to applying for the programme
- other qualifications that are equivalent to the above (normally, the College will review evidence supplied by mature, non-standard applicants regarding their ability to undertake the programme)
- the award of credits via Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) will be assessed on an individual basis
- applicants will need to pass an industry-standard medical examination in order to complete a placement at sea (it is advised that applicants complete this prior to arrival)
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
The programme is delivered through interactive lectures, incorporating short presentations from both tutors and students, and the operation of Bridge and Cargo simulators. 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.
|Module||Credit Value||Learning Hours||Delivered Hours||Private Study||Lecture||Tutorial|
|Academic and Digital Literacy||20 credits||200||48||152||24||24|
|Cargo and Construction||20 credits||200||80||120||74||6|
|Bridge Operations||20 credits||200||84||116||74||10|
|Work-Based Learning (Operational)||20 credits||200||100||100||82||8|
|Maritime Operations||20 credits||200||82||118||74||8|
|Navigational Maths||20 credits||200||84||74||10|
|Maritime Law and Management||20 credits||200||82||118||74||8|
|Bridge Management||20 credits||200||80||120||74||6|
|Stability and Engine Room Operations||20 credits||200||84||116||74||10|
|Ship Handling and Advanced Navigation||20 credits||200||84||116||74||10|
|Work-Based Learning (Managerial)||20 credits||200||100||100||82||8|
|Maritime Management||20 credits||200||80||120||40||40|
Work 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. .
Regulation and Accreditation
Terms and Conditions
Fees for this course/cadet training route are agreed with the sponsoring company.