Overview top

Tyne Coast College offers a BEng honours degree in Marine Engineering, validated by the University of Sunderland. This programme is a top-up degree course that has been designed to enable certificated marine engineers to achieve the academic standard of a degree qualification.

More about this course

The BEng course in Marine Engineering is offered in partnership between Tyne Coast College and the University of Sunderland. All lectures, seminars and tutorials will be delivered at South Shields Marine School by the college staff.

This course has been designed as a flexible modular course which allows both the completion of the course within the minimum time scale shown below, or the option of completing one semester per year, where the maximum period for completion is limited to three year.

The modules of the course comprise the following: applied mechanics, energy conversion systems, marine propulsion systems analysis, ship dynamics and materials, marine propulsion design, and a dissertation.

Entry Requirements top

One of the following:

  • Higher National Diploma in Marine Engineering (recognised by the UK MNTB) with the majority of Units passed with a score of 70% or higher.
  • Foundation Degree in Marine Engineering from any UK institution.
  • Class One Certificate of Competency recognised by the UK MCA

Assessment top

Study Marine Propulsion Design STC 310

Design criteria of: main and auxiliary diesel engines, boilers,steam turbines, gas turbines, electrical propulsion systems and shafting systems.

The emphasis of this unit is on the part-design utilising mini-projects. Formal inspection utilising Marine Classification rules and procedures.

Assessment: 80% Mini-projects /20% Formal Survey Report


Further Mechanics STC 311 Advanced methods of vibration and stress analysis. Matrix methods, Holtsers method and Rayleighs principle for thermal, stress and fracture mechanics assessments. Condition monitoring; vibration and acoustic emission.

Assessment: 100% Coursework

Project STC 312

Major independent project of students choice, Investigating a process or product, with a strong emphasis on engineering.

Assessment: 100% Coursework.

Assessment through coursework. 

Dates & Fees

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