The Marine Engineering programme is intended to impart theoretical knowledge and practical skill to students on engineering design practice, planning, management, operation and maintenance of Marine Engineering systems and equipment suitable for a technician. The programme develops knowledge and skills in areas such as propulsion, auxiliary systems, stability and structure of merchant ships, electro-technology, mechanical principles and thermodynamics. 

You will study the following modules 

Engineering Mathematics
Mathematical analytical skills are critical to your future career as an Engineer and this module will enable you to acquire a deeper understanding of how these skills will be applied in a range of engineering applications. We will support you in acquiring competence and confidence in carrying out mathematical calculations applied to an Engineering context. 

Work Based Project
Engineering is the process of applying scientific theory to real-world problems. This module is designed to provide you with the opportunity to do this by conducting a self-managed work-based project. The project should reflect theory and practice drawn from the options being undertaken by you and should also reflect your particular interests, along with those of an employer if you are sponsored. The completed project should reflect your ability to plan, execute and present the findings from an endeavour of your own choosing. 

Plant and Process Maintenance
This unit introduces students to the importance of equipment maintenance programmes, the benefits that well-maintained equipment brings to an organisation and the risk factors it faces if maintenance programmes and processes are not considered or implemented. Topics include statutory regulations, organisational safety requirements, maintenance strategies, safe working and maintenance techniques. 

Marine Auxiliary Systems
You will study a wide range os ship auxiliary systems including; air conditioning and refrigeration, sewage, freshwater production and distribution, steering gear, auxiliary steam, compressed air, pollution prevention. pumping , fire detection and fixed firefighting and the electrical generation and distribution system. This unit also covers maintenance procedures for marine auxiliary plant. 

Marine Electrical Systems and Fault Finding
Understanding modern ship-board electronic and electrical systems, their operating principles and safe practices are essential to implement fault finding for?electrical/electronic systems, in a safe but efficient manner. Topics covered will include generation, operation and application of 3 phase and single phase AC generators and distribution; construction of DC motors and applications; Battery systems and DC circuits including renewables; understanding fault finding methods and techniques to carry out safe rectification across a variety of Marine systems.

Mechanical Principles
You will be introduced to the fundamental principles used by engineers to design vehicles, machines and buildings, including ships and other marine structures. We will support you in acquiring competence and confidence in analysing the effect of forces on the movement and performance of machines and structures and assess the changes of energy involved. You will learn how to conduct tests and experiments to confirm the results of your analysis. 

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Tuition fees are payable for all Higher Education courses and the fee for this course is displayed in the information above. This can be paid for in a number of ways:

• HE Loan (or Advanced Learner Loan for some courses)
• Instalment Plan
• Lump sum

HE Loans are easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000.

If you applying for our Level 4 Creative Enterprise Diploma, there may be no fees to pay if you are under 19 at the start of the course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our Enrolments Team on 01329 815 200.