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BEng (Hons) Marine Engineering and Management

About this course

Enhance your maritime career prospects with a top-up honours degree in Marine Engineering and Management. 

We offer a blended learning course that enables seagoing and shore based personnel to top up a FdEng or HND in marine engineering to a full degree, with a programme designed to develop the marine engineering managers of the future.

Course aims

  • Provide a systematic understanding of areas associated with marine engineering that involve developed and emerging technologies, along with the ability to optimise their application.
  • Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of marine engineering related problems.
  • Develop the skills required to evaluate new and emerging technologies in the context of a particular application, based upon a review of relevant literature.
  • Develop the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility, technical leadership and commercial management in complex and unpredictable circumstances.
  • Provide a course of study that will give partial exemption from the educational requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer.

Course content

Compulsory units

Dissertation (Maritime Report) - 20 credits
Students will complete a 6,000 word dissertation relevant to their course of study. It may be a purely engineering-based project or be business management oriented but within a maritime context. The dissertation is seen as the integrating vehicle that draws on the total course of study and allows students to demonstrate the ability to execute and present the findings of a suitable applied design or research topic.

Research Management - 20 credits
The unit is designed to support students in their transition into study at this level and develop strong peer support networks. Students will develop a range of academic and professional skills related to independent study and research.

Project Management - 20 credits
This unit will enhance knowledge and understanding of engineering project management and covers the skills required at all stages throughout the life of a project. It will investigate how resource management, planning, control and evaluation techniques can be applied to the management of a significant engineering project.

Professional Engineering Management - 20 credits
This unit will explore how technological progress, engineering design skills, manufacturing methods and customer expectation has developed exponentially over recent years. It will look at the relationship between companies working within major collaborative projects and consider how these relationships can be managed in a multinational industry. Elements of strategic management will be introduced within this unit.

Control Systems - 20 Credits
This unit will cover the underpinning principles and practical methods used to model feedback control systems, predict their response and carry out procedures to improve performance. It will involve predicted behaviour of electrical and mechanical systems when subjected to different types of input stimulation and how the system response is measured in the time and frequency domains.

Optional units 

Naval Architecture - 20 credits
This unit will focus on the practical application of scientific theory to the design and analysis of ships and floating structures, in both normal design and off design conditions. Analytical skills and knowledge relevant to both sea-going engineering officers in the Merchant Navy and to engineers working in shore-based organisations.

Electronic Digital Design - 20 credits
This unit will develop analytical skills and knowledge and focusses on the practical application of technical theory to the design and analysis of electronic systems.

Course delivery

  • 15 week period of study at Warsash Maritime Academy
  • Thereafter, 18 months to complete the course by flexible learning
  • Supported by nominated tutorial staff

Documents for download

Application form

Course start date, fees and availability

Please contact the admissions team for more information on fees, enrolment and availability.

Course delivery location

This course is delivered from Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please refer to your joining instructions for information of where to report to when you arrive. 

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Getting to Solent University

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 5004

Our office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.


Course information

Teaching methods

The course is delivered via blended learning commencing with a 15 week period of attendance at the Academy. During this period the areas of study will be introduced and some initial assessment carried out.

Students will then complete the course via flexible learning over a period of up to 18 months. During this period students will be supported by nominated tutorial staff.

In order to be awarded the qualification, students must achieve 120 x level 6 credits made up from the compulsory units.


Candidates should hold either a foundation degree in marine engineering or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in marine engineering. 

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