MCAST BTEC Higher National Diploma in Marine Engineering
2 years full-time
BTEC Registration Fees
2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory A-Level: Physics and Mathematics (Pure or Applied)
Or MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering Or MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
Other Entry Requirements
A medical certificate for Colour Blindness must be produced before starting to attend the course. Prospective candidates may also be asked to carry out a Physical Test.
If you wish to pursue an interesting career in marine engineering, then the Higher National Diploma in Marine Engineering is the programme that you should consider.
This programme will equip you with the necessary skills to perform technical work at a professional level in the design, operation and maintenance of marine systems and equipment. You will not only learn about marine engines, ship propulsion, pumping systems but also about maritime laws and regulations, fire fighting and first aid.
This vocational qualification is and provides successful candidates with opportunities to further their technical educational knowledge by following other courses or by reading for a degree in related areas.
Learners will be required to achieve a minimum total of 240 credits at level 5. One credit for the learning outcomes is usually achievable in 10 hours of learning which would include guided learning hours as well as self study.
Learners will be asked to fulfil and implement a number of assignments. The assignments can be research assignments where the students will be allowed to prepare these without invigilation, or they can be class or laboratory / workshop assignments where the work will be monitored whilst it is being performed. To ensure quality, assignments will be validated by qualified third parties.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve marine engineering problems × Design , implement and evaluate engineering projects × Solve issues as typically encountered in the operations and maintenance of marine main propulsion, auxiliary marine equipment and naval architecture × Apply knowledge gained in the materials used in marine engineering, electrical technology, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
Core Study Units
Core Units: Analytical Methods for Engineers Engineering Science Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Mechanical Principles Engineering Thermodynamics
Specialist Study Units
Specialist Units – Group A Engineering Design (Optional) Applications of Pneumatics & Hydralics Plant and Process Principles Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis Instrumentation and Control Principles Naval Architecture Marine Electrical Systems Ship
Progress After Completion
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Marine Engineering OIC of an Engineering Watch
• Marine engineering technician • Assistant to marine structural designer • Ship repair technician • Assistant to marine engineering system designer • Assistant to marine technical surveyor.