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The Advanced Certificate (AC) 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 such as that of an Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW).
Should you wish to progress to the level of Chief Engineer, you will be required to undertake the Advanced Diploma (AD) Marine Engineering programme.
You can download the Programme Specification to find out more.
To enrol onto the AC the entry requirements are 4 GCSEs Grade 4 -9 including English, Maths and Science and 48 UCAS at level 3 with at least one science based subject.
Typically you will have completed a level 3 diploma in shipping and maritime operations or a Level 3 engineering and science qualification.
Experienced sea-farers with a minimum of 36 months sea-time will be exempt from requiring 48 UCAS Tariff points, as per MCA requirements.
Advanced Certificate Marine Engineering
Please refer to page 5 of the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Throughout your studies you will learn and be assessed in a range of ways to support the overall aims and outcomes of the programme, in order to equip you with the appropriate skills for roles within the maritime industry. Employers will be looking for a range of skills and competencies, including innovation and initiative. They will be keen to employ strong communicators and team players. The programme is designed to promote the development of these qualities alongside core technical competencies and academic engineering knowledge.
You will be supported through the programme by structured learning, teaching and assessment strategies. Furthermore, all students will continue to have access to all resources on site, and will be offered specific progress support as part of the Partners for Success framework.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
You are expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant unit profile.
Candidates will need calculators as specified by the rubric of individual unit and as permitted by the college. The College approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX- 85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source.
You will require access to a computer or laptop with internet access.
You will be required to purchase Thermodynamic property tables.
Learning Resources are provided on-site and free for students to use Monday to Friday.
Other equipment during your programme will include personal protective equipment for workshops, such as boots, gloves and overalls are provided by the college.
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.
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Regulation and Accreditation
Accrediting Institution: N/A
Awarding Body: SQA
Terms and Conditions
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