FdEng Marine Engineering (Full Time)

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Description

This course gives you the detailed knowledge required to operate aboard a modern merchant vessel in the marine engineering sector. Additionally the course provides a background to the broader maritime industry, both at sea and ashore.

Studying at the internationally renowned Warsash Maritime Academy, you will develop professional and academic skills designed to prepare you for employment in the international maritime industry.

A strong emphasis on real-world problem-based learning ensures that you will develop your understanding of general engineering and the practical skills required to operate safely at sea. The main focus of the course is on preparing the student for a career at sea. A…

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This course gives you the detailed knowledge required to operate aboard a modern merchant vessel in the marine engineering sector. Additionally the course provides a background to the broader maritime industry, both at sea and ashore.

Studying at the internationally renowned Warsash Maritime Academy, you will develop professional and academic skills designed to prepare you for employment in the international maritime industry.

A strong emphasis on real-world problem-based learning ensures that you will develop your understanding of general engineering and the practical skills required to operate safely at sea. The main focus of the course is on preparing the student for a career at sea. A number of optional units also provide the opportunity to put greater emphasis on shore-based areas of the industry, such as project management, engineering design and resource management.

All students will complete work-based learning, either as part of sea training or during work placements. Students who successfully complete the degree and additional maritime safety training and assessments will be eligible for the award of STCW III/1 Engineering Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency. They will also receive academic exemptions for further certification as STCW III/2 Second Engineer.

Industrial focus

The course focuses on the requirements of operating merchant vessels at sea and the regulatory constraints that are imposed on marine operations both at sea and ashore. For those opting for a career at sea, the course meets the regulatory requirements of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency and provides a pathway for certification as a Marine Engineering Officer of the Watch.

Course content

Year 1

Year 1 focuses on providing the theoretical knowledge for the safe operation of a ship’s marine engineering plant. Successful completion of the first year will enable a student to carry out training at sea as part of an approved national scheme, leading to certification as a Merchant Navy Engineering Officer.

Core units:

  • Mechanical Principles
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Management
  • Thermodynamics
  • Marine Engineering Principles.

Year 2

During Year 2 the course develops engineering expertise in specialist areas such as marine plant, and ship stability and construction. The emphasis is on the management of engineering plant and the development of project and resource management skills within the engineering context, both at sea and ashore. For those students wishing to follow a career at sea, the second year provides the underpinning knowledge required for further certification as a Second Engineer.

Core units:

  • Marine Plant (Propulsion and Auxiliaries)
  • Engineering Design
  • Advanced Mechanics
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Marine Electrics
  • Ship Stability and Construction
  • Engineering Resource Management and Legislation.

Why choose Solent?

A mixture of individual and group coursework, student presentations and project work, as well as some written examinations and timed exercises.

Projects/work experience

Those following a career at sea will carry out sea training in vessels operating internationally. Students wishing to remain land-based will have the opportunity to carry out a work placement within UK-based maritime businesses.

Key career skills

Numeracy, IT, project management, logical thinking, presentation, problem solving, decision making, communication.

Graduate quote

Raul Van den Bok, Graduate, Third Engineer with Sealion Shipping

"Warsash is a great place to study engineering ; the staff are knowledgeable and supportive. The excellent training I have received helps me every day in my work at sea."

Contact

Tel: +44(0)1489 556243Email: wma@solent.ac.uk| Warsash Maritime Academy's website: www.warsashacademy.co.uk|

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