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    The aim of the programme is to develop the knowledge, understanding and competencies required to carry out duties of a senior Engineer Officer in the Merchant Navy. These competencies are equally applicable to someone involved in the design, operations and maintenance of power generation and electromechanical systems on land.

    Why Choose This Programme?

    College of Nautical Studies, has developed this innovative programme to meet the needs and challenges of an ever growing worldwide demand for power and to cover the new educational requirements for Cadets to facilitate progress in their chosen profession at sea and on land.
    The range of skills taught can be used in a wide variety of industry sectors from power generation to power facilities of hospitals, shopping malls, sports and entertainment complexes. There are career opportunities in public and private companies, at home, overseas and off-shore with professional status for advancement to very senior positions.
    Whilst this Honours degree has a bespoke route for students progressing through this training scheme, other HND holders can enter the 3rd year of this programme with the appropriate qualifications.
    Students on the Merchant Navy stream within the programme will have three periods of time at sea as part of the Engineering Cadet Training Scheme. Block and day release schemes may be available for those in employment.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline As soon as possible Tuition fee

    Contact us

    Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    • Year 1: N/A.
    • Year 2: N/A.
    • Year 3: Control Engineering 3, Industrial Studies, Plant and Electrical Distribution, Engineering Analysis 3, Power Electronic Systems 3, Mechanical Engineering Design.
    • Year 4: Project, Engineering Analysis 4, Control Engineering 4, Engineering Design Process, Electrical Machines, Power Systems Technology

    Assessment Methods

    Our aim is to build our students’ abilities in the areas demanded by employers in a global knowledge economy, through linking with employers to provide students with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant studies.
    Our students find that one of the underlying strengths of this programme of study is the other students as many currently enrolled are conducting their studies part-time, whilst holding down full-time jobs, or are sponsored by international companies. The valuable experience of these students is fed back into the classroom and informally shared to the benefit of fellow students.

    Teaching Methods

    The pastoral care of our students is an important element of our remit and all of our students are allocated a personal tutor as well as being encouraged to follow a Personal Development Planning scheme to underpin their self-reflection and development. Our Peer
    Assisted Study Sessions forms a link between students from the later years of the programme to assist new students and student counsellors develop bonds between our students and the profession.
    Visiting lecturers are invited from industry and commerce to contribute to programme delivery, ensuring that it is relevant and up to date and our students have the option to undertake a one year placement in industry during their third year and fourth year of studies. This placement will be recognised on the award the student receives upon leaving university. This year out of the classroom will not affect their studies as a couple of modules have been designed to allow students to undertake the learning outcomes by distance learning during this time.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • UCAS Code:HH32
    • Classification:BEng/BEng (Hons)
    • Course Duration:2 Years
    • Course Start Date:09 September 2013
    • Course Mode:Full Time
    • Subject Area:Engineering

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.


    This degree will meet the requirements of the Engineering Council for registration as an incorporated engineer and accreditation will be sought from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology leading to chartered engineer status.

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