Marine and Composites Technology with Plymouth University
This course prepares students for careers in the engineering industry in a range of marine contexts – ships, boats, offshore support, marine renewable energy and many others. It attracts students with differing backgrounds, some with no marine experience but many who have a keen interest in sailing, power-boating and similar sports – Plymouth is ideally situated to enjoy these in your leisure time, either independently or with University sports clubs.
After covering the essential engineering studies, the course focuses on marine vessel design – large ships to small boats, leisure and commercial, sail and power. The latest industry-standard software and well-equipped laboratories are used in order to enhance skills and to develop a good understanding of fundamental principles. Key topics that you will study are vessel stability, resistance, propulsion and performance, equipment and structural integrity. Further skills in the use of composites materials and in general engineering design and problem solving are developed through the course, leading to well-rounded graduates who are highly adaptable and able to fill very rewarding positions across a range of industries.
After the second year of studies there is the option of a work placement year that provides valuable professional paid experience which may lead to sponsorship, a final-year project and future employment. Support is given to students seeking a suitable position.
The course carries Engineering Council Accreditation as the educational base for Incorporated Engineer.