Overview top

South Shields Marine School offers courses for seafaring marine engineers at Management Level III/2 to cover the following examinable subject areas:

Professional Subjects:

  • Engineering Knowledge General and

  • Engineering Knowledge Motor or

  • Engineering Knowledge Steam

From the 1st January 2017 the Second and Chief Engineer ‘Engineering Knowledge’ examinations will be combined to form one management level ‘Engineering Knowledge’ examination.

If you pass the management examination before obtaining your Second Engineer Certificate of Competency you will NOT need to repeat it to gain a Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency, only a pass in the Chief Engineer Oral Exam.

Programmed courses are arranged to cover the Professional Subjects (EK's) of 6 weeks or 10 weeks duration. 

On-campus Learning top

South Shields Marine School offers courses for marine engineers wishing to prepare for the Management Level Engineering Knowledge exam. The course is studied on campus with a blend of Lecturer led teaching and learner led Q+A (latest exam questions provided).

Why Study at South Shields Marine School

The course can be studied through either our 10 Week or the intensive 6 week programmes.

Allow the course to work around you with flexible roll on/off options available.

You will be provided with the notes and knowledge to prepare you for the management level exams and orals.

Enhanced lectures with visits to our marine plant workshops.

Have access to library books, IT services and MOODLE our student learning platform which contains our Management Level course notes, industry guidance and instructional videos.

Our 10 week course includes more time in between lessons to absorb and revise material as well as a guaranteed 1 or 2 week revision period after the course and before the exams.

There will also be more opportunity to study additional courses alongside/in-between (Engineering Systems and Ships Drawings, oral exam prep course).

Remote Learning top

South Shield Marine School is now offering exciting and flexible new options the 10 week and 6 Week Engineering Knowledge (General and Motor Only) course via remote learning

This will consist of the entire course that is taught at South Shields Marine School being available to attend remotely.  Our experienced lecturing staff will be using wireless microphones in class along with sharing their computer screen and Powerpoint presentations, in addition to a webcam being fixed at the white board for any handwritten notes, descriptions and diagrams our lecturers may wish to add to their sessions.

Remote students will be able to interact with the lecturer as normal and ask any questions they may have via Microsoft Teams, and will receive our full support throughout the programme as they usually would on site with us at our campus.

 

Why Study at South Shields Marine School

The course can be studied through either our 10 Week or the intensive 6 week programmes.

Allow the course to work around you by studying from home or on the go plus with additional flexibility roll on/off options available.

The Online teaching will be run as pre-arranged lectures where students can use the chat function, to interact, post questions and comments

Students will be able to use Microsoft Teams to collaborate, post information or ask lecturers for assistance outside of lecture time

Have access to MOODLE our student learning platform which contains our Management Level course notes, industry guidance and instructional videos

Attendance

To complete the course, you require 80% attendance, therefore Students are expected to attend all live teaching sessions where possible. Please take this into consideration when enrolling on this course as all lessons will be run UK time and you will be expected to attend the live sessions regardless of time difference.

Rolling Programme top

South Shield Marine School is now offering exciting and flexible options the 10 week and 6 Week roll on and off programmes. This can be combined with our on campus or remote learning allowing you to study your way.

The Rolling Programme allows you to split the 10 week and 6 week courses into managable blocks which can work around you. (Minimum 2 week blocks).  

 

NOTE

We recommend should you need to split the programme, you should ideally commence with Week 1 as this is an important foundation to the course.

The course is designed to be studied in order so opting for this rolling programme may disrupt your learning and continuity. 

 

For more information, please contact: 

On campus learning mmeng@stc.ac.uk

Remote learning mlc@stc.ac.uk

Entry Requirements top

To study this course, you must have:

EITHER

EOOW (III/1) or equivalent Certificate of Competency

OR

Second Engineer (III/2) or equivalent Certificate of Competency

AND

The necessary sea service to apply for a Notice of Eligibility for either Second or Chief Engineer.

Full details can be found in sections 3.5 and 3.6 of MCA document MSN1857(M+F) available from the MCA website.

Assessment top

The current method of assessment is by external examination prepared by SQA on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. Candidates must pass all elements of the Engineering Knowledge examinations and within three years also pass their MCA Oral Examination*. The candidate will then be awarded the Certificate of Competency. Written examination papers are of three hours duration. * Please note: All candidates must be in possession of an MCA Notice of Eligibility to apply for the oral examination only. 

Further Information top

MCA document MSN1857(M+F) available form the MCA website.

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:

Judy Burns

emmeng@stc.ac.uk

e: engine@stc.ac.uk

t: 0191 427 3909

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.

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