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.

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

Applied Mechanics ST60

Compound stress and strain; Applications; plane kinematics of particles; Plane kinematics of rigid bodies and mechanisms; gear systems; dynamics of machinery; vibrations.main and auxiliary diesel engines, boilers,steam turbines, gas turbines, electrical propulsion systems and shafting systems.

Assessment: 30% Assignment / 70% Examination 

 

Energy Conversion Systems ST61

Model and prototype testing; second law of thermodynamics; thermochemistry; mixtures of ideal gases; introduction to compressible flow; heat transfer; psychrometry.

Assessment: 30% Assignment / 70% Examination

 

Marine Propulsion Systems Analysis ST62

Marine electrical power systems; power generation; power distribution; motors; protection; electric propulsion; vibrations; analytical stress analysis; finite element analysis.

Assessment: 50% Assignment / 50% Examination

 

Vessel Dynamics and Materials ST63

Stability; propeller theory and design; the sea; motion of ships in waves; formation of the solid state; iron; polymers; ceramics.

Assessment: 50% Assignment / 50% Examination

 

Marine Propulsion Design ST64

Small group project based on diesel engines, boilers, steam turbines, gas turbines and shafting systems.

Assessment: 100% Coursework  

 

Marine Project ST65

Major investigative research project in the field of marine engineering.

Assessment: 100% Coursework 

 

 

 

 

Further Information top

The South Shields Marine School team (Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electrical, Naval Architecture, Mathematics, Management, Workshop) are busy making preparations for the start of your programme in September/October 2020.

Covid-19 has challenged the delivery of professional programmes, but here at South Shields Marine School we have developed our emergency professional standards for academic delivery: an effective approach to your programme of study, safe face-to-face teaching. This involves careful timetabling to dedicate each group (bubble) to a single classroom to prevent excessive movement and contact with others. Students will be placed according to the governments minimum safe distance apart. Hand sanitiser and face coverings (masks) will be provided. Start times, coffee break's, lunch and end times will be staggered. Classroom windows will be open to increase fresh air flow.

The Curriculum Leaders remain active and will be meeting you during the first week to say hello, along with all of the lecturing team and our amazing Personal Learning Coach who will guide your learning and and help with your assessments.  

In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact the Faculty Office if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:

Marine Faculty Office details contact email / telephone number:

Sam Morgan  

eSamantha.Morgan@stc.ac.uk

t: 0191 427 3930

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.

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