Overview top

South Shields Marine School, at South Tyneside College, offers an HND in Marine Engineering validated by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The course is full time over 2 years, or, as part of approved MNTB cadet scheme, part time over 30 months.

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)

Marine Engineering: Auxiliary Systems (FT29 34)

Fundamentals of Control Systems (DN3Y 34)

Safety Engineering and the Environment (DR2D 34)

Graded Unit 2 (FW56 35)

Mathematics for Engineering 2 (DG4L 34)

Marine Engineering: Marine Management (H0EJ 35)

Marine Engineering: Advanced Strength of Materials (H0EG 35)

Marine Engineering: Advanced Applied Mechanics (H0EA 35)

Marine Engineering: Advanced Marine Thermodynamic Principles (H0EC 35)

Marine Engineering: Advanced Marine Heat Engine Principles (H0EB 35)

Marine Engineering: Advanced Naval Architecture (H0ED 35)

Marine Engineering: Advanced Ship Construction and Survey (H0EF 35)

Marine Engineering: Electrical Distribution Systems (H0EL 35)

Marine Engineering: Electrical Power (H0EH 34)

Process Control (DX4K 34)

Marine Engineering: Pneumatics and Hydraulic Systems (H0EK 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. Marine Engineering: Auxiliary Systems FT29 34 Explain marine auxiliary equipment. Explain the operational procedures, operational problems and maintenance of marine auxiliary equipment.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Fundamentals of Control Systems DN3Y 34 Explain control system elements and signals. Explain the operation and application of a range of transducers used in control systems. Describe the structure and behaviour of control systems. Demonstrate the application of transducers in control systems.

Assessment: 75% Formal Examination, 25% Coursework. Safety Engineering and the Environment DR2D 34 Explain the current Health and Safety legislation covering employers and employees. Explain the handling, storage and disposal of dangerous substances. Explain work equipment safety requirements. Carry out a suitable risk assessment within a workplace environment.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Graded Unit 2 FW56 35 Project unit for the award, giving final award level. Grade A = 70% - 100%, Grade B = 60% - 69%, Grade C = 50% - 59%.

Assessment: 100% Project Assignment. Mathematics for Engineering 2 DG4L 34 Carry out the differentiation and integration of standard functions. Apply differentiation and integration techniques to Engineering problems.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination Marine Engineering: Marine Management H0EJ 35 Interpret and apply marine legislation and safety management systems to shipboard operations. Analyse personnel management theory as it applies to the roles of Senior Officers onboard ship. Apply management theory and methods of system control in a shipboard context.

Assessment: 30% Formal Examination, 70% Course work Marine Engineering: Advanced Strength of Materials H0EG 35 Explain terminology as used in strength of materials and solve related problems; solve problems on the effect of temperature change on the physical dimensions of components. Explain and solve problems relating to shear forces and bending moments on simply supported and cantilever beams; explain and solve problems relating to the theory of bending. Explain and solve problems relating to the stability of axially loaded columns; explain and solve problems on the theory of torsion for members of circular sections. Explain and solve problems on torsion with regards to close coiled helical springs; explain and solve problems on elastic strain energy; explain and solve problems on stresses on oblique planes of stressed material.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Marine Engineering: Advanced Applied Mechanics H0EA 35 Solve equilibrium problems related to bodies subjected to coplanar and non coplanar force systems. Solve problems involving combinations of linear, angular and relative motion. Solve problems involving simple harmonic motion. Solve problems involving fluid mechanics.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Marine Engineering: Advanced Marine Thermodynamic Principles H0EC 35 Analyse the use of multistage reciprocating air compressors. Apply the concept of reverse heat engine to refrigeration and recognise the properties of common refrigerants. Determine the efficiency of steam plant and power from a velocity and a pressure compound steam turbine.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Marine Engineering: Advanced Marine Heat Engine Principles H0EB 35 Apply the fundamental properties of thermodynamics to a process. Evaluate and apply marine heat engine cycles. Calculate heat transfer through complex systems. Calculate the combustion of solid, liquid and gaseous marine fuels by mass and volume.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Marine Engineering: Advanced Naval Architecture H0ED 35 Perform calculations involving Simpsons First rule, large angle stability and free surface. Calculate ships trim due to bilging and principle forces on rudders. Perform calculations involving ships structural strength and resistance.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Marine Engineering: Advanced Ship Construction and Survey H0EF 35 Analyse the construction of various specialised vessels. Analyse Propeller and Rudder construction and operation. Analyse ship's structure with reference to fire protection, vibration and noise. Analyses the Loadline Rules with particular reference to the conditions of assignment.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Marine Engineering: Electrical Distribution Systems H0EL 35 Evaluate and discuss the construction and operation of ac generators. Evaluate and solve problems on distribution systems and transformers. Discuss and appraise the construction, operation and use of three phase motors.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination. Marine Engineering: Electrical Power H0EH 34 Solve problems on dc linear and non-linear circuits. Solve problems, by calculation and phasor diagrams, on single phase and three phase ac circuits. Evaluate and describe the use of electronic devices in power circuits.

Assessment: 100% Formal Examination Process Control DX4K 34 Read a pipe and instrument diagram. Select a control valve and be able to size the valve to a particular operation. Explain and classify controllers. Set up or simulate a process control system and tune the system for optimum safe operation.

Assessment: 75% Formal Examination, 25% Course work. Marine Engineering: Pneumatics and Hydraulic Systems H0EK 34 Explain the operation of pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Design, assemble and test a fluid power and control system. Demonstrate fault-finding competence on a fluid power system.

Assessment: 30% Formal Examination, 70% Course work Assessment

Assessment is through both formal examination and coursework.

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