About this course
Enhance your maritime career prospects with a top-up honours degree in Marine Engineering and Management.
We offer a blended learning course that enables seagoing and shore based personnel to top up a FdEng or HND in marine engineering to a full degree, with a programme designed to develop the marine engineering managers of the future.
- Provide a systematic understanding of areas associated with marine engineering that involve developed and emerging technologies, along with the ability to optimise their application.
- Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of marine engineering related problems.
- Develop the skills required to evaluate new and emerging technologies in the context of a particular application, based upon a review of relevant literature.
- Develop the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility, technical leadership and commercial management in complex and unpredictable circumstances.
- Provide a course of study that will give partial exemption from the educational requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer.
Dissertation (Maritime Report) - 20 credits
Students will complete a 6,000 word dissertation relevant to their course of study. It may be a purely engineering-based project or be business management oriented but within a maritime context. The dissertation is seen as the integrating vehicle that draws on the total course of study and allows students to demonstrate the ability to execute and present the findings of a suitable applied design or research topic.
Research Management - 20 credits
The unit is designed to support students in their transition into study at this level and develop strong peer support networks. Students will develop a range of academic and professional skills related to independent study and research.
Project Management - 20 credits
This unit will enhance knowledge and understanding of engineering project management and covers the skills required at all stages throughout the life of a project. It will investigate how resource management, planning, control and evaluation techniques can be applied to the management of a significant engineering project.
Professional Engineering Management - 20 credits
This unit will explore how technological progress, engineering design skills, manufacturing methods and customer expectation has developed exponentially over recent years. It will look at the relationship between companies working within major collaborative projects and consider how these relationships can be managed in a multinational industry. Elements of strategic management will be introduced within this unit.
Control Systems - 20 Credits
This unit will cover the underpinning principles and practical methods used to model feedback control systems, predict their response and carry out procedures to improve performance. It will involve predicted behaviour of electrical and mechanical systems when subjected to different types of input stimulation and how the system response is measured in the time and frequency domains.
Naval Architecture - 20 credits
This unit will focus on the practical application of scientific theory to the design and analysis of ships and floating structures, in both normal design and off design conditions. Analytical skills and knowledge relevant to both sea-going engineering officers in the Merchant Navy and to engineers working in shore-based organisations.
Electronic Digital Design - 20 credits
This unit will develop analytical skills and knowledge and focusses on the practical application of technical theory to the design and analysis of electronic systems.
- 15 week period of study at Warsash Maritime Academy
- Thereafter, 18 months to complete the course by flexible learning
- Supported by nominated tutorial staff
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Summary course information
Course start date, fees and availability
10 September 2018
Please contact the admissions team for more information on fees, enrolment and availability.
Course delivery location
From September 2018, this course will be delivered from Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please refer to your joining instructions for information of where to report to when you arrive.
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How to book
Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5015
Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30