Cornwall College

Professional Superyacht Engineering Cornwall College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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This Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a structured programme of learning designed to deliver the academic knowledge for learners looking for future employment within the maritime engineering sector and focuses on the skills required to become an Engineering Officer within the Small Commercial Vessel sector with particular emphasis on the Superyacht industry. The programme aims to combine the most relevant skills and knowledge required to equip graduates with a strong foundation of knowledge and understanding of the technologies appropriate to that industry. Those learners completing this programme will have the academic knowledge and skills to continue their studies within a Cadetship programme with an aim of employment as a Marine Engineering Officer within the Superyacht industry. Once qualified, the Cadet will have the necessary skills and qualifications to develop responsibility for the maintenance and operation of a ship's main propulsion machinery, auxiliary equipment, deck machinery, and domestic, air conditioning, refrigeration and electrical services. When combined with the Falmouth Marine School Professional Superyacht Cadetship programme this academic course forms the basis of a career path to Engineering Officer Certificate of Competency. The programme has been designed in consultation with the Superyacht industry and the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency.

Course details


Computer Aided Design for Marine Engineers (20 credits); Mathematics for Marine Engineers (20 credits); Applied Mechanics for Marine Engineers (20 credits); Electro-technology for Marine Engineers (20 credits); Marine Engineering (20 credits); Superyacht Construction for Marine Engineers (20 credits); Work Experience for Marine Engineers (0 credits)

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code FPSY
Institution code C78
Campus name Falmouth Marine School
Campus code F

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level 48 tariff points to include at least 32 points from A2 level qualification in relevant subject areas
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP In an appropriate subject
Access to HE Diploma 45 credits at level 3 in an appropriate subject
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS tariff points to include at least 32 points from Scottish Advanced Highers
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Minimum of Grade C/grade 4 in Maths, English Language and Science

Other level 3 qualifications will be taken into consideration and dependent upon subject area and number of units studied.

Mature applicants (over 21) with relevant experience but without the stated entry qualifications will be considered individually at interview

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Provider information

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Cornwall College
Tregonissey Road
St Austell
PL25 4DJ

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01209 617698