Marine Engineering - Advanced Diploma

Course Code: MH1HE72

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
07/09/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus28 Weeks / £6,500Apply
11/01/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus28 Weeks / £6,500Apply
06/09/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus28 Weeks / £6,500Apply

Course Overview

This programme is aimed at applicants wishing to pursue a career at sea. Students will either have a sponsoring company or be undertaking the qualification in their own right.

The HND when combined with certain professional qualifications, will entitle successful students to apply to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for a Certificate of Competency; this will allow you to seek employment as a Second Engineer on board merchant vessels.

Read the HNC Maritime Engineering Programme Specification

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed the HNC in Marine Engineering.

For Second Engineer Certificate of Competency (CoC) you will require a minimum of 18 months' sea-time (12 under new regulations) as a Watchkeeping Officer while holding an STCW95 Officer of The Watch CoC.

Career Options and Progression

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.

Each module has 40 guided learning hours associated to it and students are expected to complete an additional 80 hours' self-study per module.

Students will use practical equipment for the Pneumatics & Hydraulics module as well as the Process Control module. This allows students to put into practice some of the complex theories taught as part of these modules.

Unit Indicative Contact hours Self-study Placement
Electrical Power 40 40 0
Process Control 20 60 0
Graded Unit 2 28 132 0
Management 40 40 0
Heat Engine Principles 40 40 0
Applied Mechanics 40 40 0
Applied Thermodynamics 40 80 0
Naval Architecture 60 100 0
Ship Construction and Survey 40 40 0
Electrical Distribution Systems 40 40 0
Mechanics 40 80 0
Electrical Machines 40 40 0

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

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. .

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