HND to Honours Degree Maritime Operations - Bridging Module

Course Code: MH1HE82

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Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
01/07/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 WeeksEnquire

Course Overview

You will be required to complete this mandatory pre-entry module if you wish to progress to the BSc (Hons) Maritime Operations Management top-up degree and have previously completed the Advanced Diploma (previously called Higher National Diploma) in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering or Electro-Technical Engineering. The aim of this module is to ensure parity between students who completed the AdDip/HND and those who have completed a Foundation Degree in the same subject areas at Blackpool & the Fylde College.  It will be delivered by blended learning prior to you commencing the Degree top-up.

Foundation Degree students are also strongly recommended to undertake this module to revise your academic writing and research skills, but it is not mandatory for these students.

In this module you will develop skills required for academic and professional work in a higher education context as well as professional environment, which in turn will enhance the planning, communication and analytical abilities you will bring to the role of a maritime professional.

Entry Requirements

Advanced Diploma (previously called Higher National Diploma) in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering or Electro-Technical Engineering or Foundation Degree in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering or Electro-Technical Engineering. You must have completed your entry qualification at Blackpool and the Fylde College within five years of the BSc (Hons) Maritime Operations Management top-up degree course start date.

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Teaching and Learning Methods

This module will be delivered remotely using a range of self-paced activities via blended learning.  It will require a minimum of three weeks full time study, however a longer period of time is recommended in order to maximise your opportunities to engage with the learning, teaching and assessment activities. The assessment will be completed at least one week prior to BSc course commencement, therefore it is recommended to start this module at least four weeks prior to BSc course commencement.

The module combines research and writing skills with the practical elements of shipboard operations encountered in the workplace. This ensures that the content of the module both promotes the development of academic and digital skills, but also allows you to utilise information and experience obtained from within the maritime industry.

The module will be delivered using blended learning facilities providing you with information and direction for the tasks which will enable you to practise and hone your digital information skills and reflective and academic practices.  Tasks will be provided for you to work on via the college’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  You will have 24/7 access to a range of online materials which have been specifically designed to enhance independent learning.

You will start this module by studying academic writing and related skills that will aid you throughout your studies, with a focus on literacy skills, including data sources, academic analyses, referencing and assessment preparation.  You will consider the roles and responsibilities onboard ship, taking a managerial perspective, and subsequently, reflective approaches and practices.  You will conclude the module by exploring the management skills involved in shipboard operations, with reference to continuous professional development.

You will have scheduled tutorial sessions with the module leader to offer feedback on an activity during the first third of the module, and ensure your progression is appropriately supported.  This will also provide opportunities for collaboration activities with other students on a range of learning activities. 

The final assessment for the module consists of two tasks, both required to be passed: a 1500 word academic report evaluating a shipboard operation and a 10 minute presentation relating to the shipboard operation findings, with an opportunity for questions.  The presentation will be scheduled as a live event on a remote VLE platform within the two weeks prior to BSc course commencement.  If a re-assessment is required for either of these assessment tasks, an opportunity will be provided prior to BSc course commencement.


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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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