Overview top

South Shields Marine School, at South Tyneside College, offers an HNC in Marine Engineering validated by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Course content:

Graded Unit 1 (F914 34)

Marine Engineering: Marine Heat Engine Principles (F90Y 34)

Marine Engineering: Auxiliary Thermodynamic Principles (F90T 34)

Marine Engineering: Dynamics and Machines (F90V 34)

Marine Engineering: Statics and Strength of Materials (F90R 34)

Marine Engineering: Propulsion (F912 34)

Marine Engineering: Mathematics (F910 33)

Marine Engineering: Naval Architecture (F911 34)

Marine Engineering: Ship Construction (F913 34)

Engineering Drawing (DR1W 34)

Marine Engineering: Electrical and Electronic Devices (F90W 34)

Marine Engineering: Electrical Motors and Generators (F90X 34)

 

Entry Requirements top

The minimum entry qualifications for Diploma / Higher National courses are

  • GCSE entry: GCSE passes in four subjects at grade B / 6 or better including Mathematics, a Physical Science, English or a subject which makes use of English such as History and one other.
  • Or National Certificate/Diploma: in appropriate subjects (Engineering or Science)
  • Or Qualifications equivalent to this level and discipline, which must include either GCSE pass at grade C or better in English OR International English language Testing Services (IELTS) grade 5.0 or higher

Assessment top

Graded Unit 1 F914 34 Examination unit for the award, giving final award level.

Grade A = 70% - 100%, Grade B = 60% - 69%, Grade C = 50% - 59%

Assessment: 100% Formal examination Marine Engineering: Marine Heat Engine Principles F90Y 34 Calculate and explain the effect of applying heat energy to solids and liquids. Apply the Gas Laws for non-flow systems and evaluate the work done. Apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to closed and open systems. Explain the combustion cycles associated with Marine Engines and evaluate power and efficiency from test data.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination Marine Engineering: Auxiliary Thermodynamic Principles F90T 34 Solve problems on and explain the use of single stage reciprocating air compressors. Solve problems on the properties of water and steam. Solve problems on and determine the operation of single stage steam turbines. Solve problems on and explain the operation of a vapour compression refrigeration plant.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination Marine Engineering: Dynamics and Machines F90V 34 Explain and solve problems involving linear, angular and relative motion. Explain and solve problems involving dynamics for linear and angular systems. Explain and solve problems relating to fluids in motion. Explain the principles of simple machines and solve associated problems

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination Marine Engineering: Statics and Strength of Materials F90R 34 Explain and solve problems involving forces and moments concerned with static equilibrium and framed structures. Explain and solve problems relating to compressive/tensile loading and bending of sections. Explain and solve problems relating to sections under shear and shafts under torsion. Derive and solve problems related to manometers and fluids at rest.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination Marine Engineering: Propulsion F912 34 Explain marine propulsion plant and ancillary equipment. Explain the operational procedures, operational problems and maintenance of marine propulsion plant.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination Marine Engineering: Mathematics F910 33 Apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in marine engineering. Apply the techniques of differential and integral calculus. Analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination Marine Engineering: Naval Architecture F911 34 Perform calculations on Hydrostatic data. Calculate Small Angle Stability. Derive formulae and solve problems involving ships Propellers and Resistance.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination Marine Engineering: Ship Construction F913 34 Explain the construction of a ship. Explain ship construction techniques.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination Engineering Drawing DR1W 34 Interpret engineering drawings and modifications. Create two-dimensional engineering drawings from which manufacture and/or assembly will be possible. Prepare a parts list and add instructions for manufacture and/or assembly.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Marine Engineering: Electrical and Electronic Devices F90W 34 Explain the physical construction and the characteristics of electrical/electronic components. Solve problems relating to linear d.c. and a.c. electrical circuits. Explain the characteristics and marine applications of semiconductor devices used in rectification and small signal circuits. Explain Secondary Cells and Batteries for Marine applications.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Marine Engineering: Electrical Motors and Generators F90X 34 Explain and solve problems on three-phase circuits. Explain the principles of and solve problems on magnetism and electromagnetic induction. Explain the action of generators. Explain and solve problems on the action of motors.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination.

Assessment All assessments are 100% formal examination.

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