Officer cadet training schemes typically last for around three years and are split into five phases which alternate between academic studies, practical experience and safety training at Warsash Maritime Academy and seagoing periods to gain practical shipboard experience.
Marine engineer officers are responsible for the maintenance and operation of the ship’s main propulsion machinery and auxiliary plant, including deck machinery, air conditioning plants and domestic and electrical services.
During their training, engineer cadets are taught the necessary academic underpinning knowledge, as well as engineering workshop skills training, allowing them to develop a detailed understanding of the safe operation and maintenance of the engine room and auxiliary machinery of a modern merchant vessel. The Marine Engineering programme is offered by Solent University.
Suitable roles for graduates include:
- Merchant Navy engineer officer
- Project management
- Engineering technical assistant
- Field support engineer
- Systems engineer
- Plant operator/supervisor
- Shore-based ship operations
- Maritime administration
- Marine Electrics
- Marine Engineering Principles with Work-based Learning
- Marine Auxiliaries
- Engineering Management Systems and Legislation (Operational)
- Materials Science
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesGeneral Engineering & Technology Marine Engineering View 67 other Bachelors in Marine Engineering in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A numerate subject or national engineering award at level 3.
- GCSE grade 4 or above in at least mathematics, English and science, plus one other (previously grade C).
Successful applicants will have their course fees paid and be provided a training allowance by the UK sponsoring companies throughout their training.
Living costs for Southampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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