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Marine Technologies

University Centre South Devon – South Devon College

UCAS Code: 610J | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

This foundation degree has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in Naval Architecture, advanced Marine Engineering and utilises our unique facilities and vessels at South Devon Marine Academy, based on the banks of the River Dart in Kingswear. This includes a fleet of 24 vessels, enabling you to work on a variety of craft.

The course focuses on developing a broad range of skills that are necessary for employment. You will study practical design and construction, work with composite and hi-tech materials and consider how varying materials perform under different conditions. Our strong links with local, national and international businesses also means that you will be able to contribute to live briefs set by employers. Our partner programme provides in-course work experience, projects, mentoring and the option of paid internships. You will also be guaranteed an interview for paid summer work experience with Sailing Holidays in Greece.

You will gain practical experience working with computer-aided design (CAD) programmes, working on high-end designs. You will have the opportunity to design, test, build and refine projects, as you become confident using research and development techniques to improve efficiencies and performance on live builds. This will form an excellent foundation for further study and employment, and addresses the need for relevant practical experience that employers are demanding.

Level 4 (Year 1 for full-time students) develops the underpinning knowledge and principles associated with the principles of Naval Architecture and Marine Propulsion systems.

Level 5 (Year 2 for full-time students) develops the foundations of high level marine engineering systems and hones the learner ability to work autonomously while handling research and design projects.

The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September.

You will be able to study Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualifications such as the Powerboat Level 2 course. The Academy runs various other RYA qualifications, which you can attend on a full-cost basis.

Modules

Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and if available optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year. In the majority of cases this will consist of 6 modules. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies.

Year One:

Naval Architecture Design - 20 credits
Vessel Propulsion Systems - 20 credits
Materials Engineering with Production Techniques - 20 credits
Engineering Principles - 20 credits
Engineering Mathematics - 20 credits
Developing Research and Practice - 20 credits

Year Two:

Production Management - 20 credits
Vessel Surveying - 20 credits
Composite Materials Manufacturing - 20 credits
Computer Aided Design - 20 credits
Marine Engineering Systems - 20 credits
Independent Research and Development Project - 20 credits

Tuition fees

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England
£8,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,400
per year
Scotland
£8,400
per year
Wales
£8,400
per year

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Department:

Engineering Technology

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