Solent University (Southampton) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Do you have a passion for engineering and want to take this into designing performance power- and sail-craft? If you’re interested in analysing design for performance craft – from small racing boats to superyachts - Southampton Solent’s yacht and powercraft design degree will help build your theoretical and practical knowledge to take the first step in your career as a yacht designer.
Solent’s internationally-recognised yacht and powercraft design course focuses on small craft technology, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and design practice, delivering essential engineering theory and design skills.
Previous students have benefitted from attending guest lectures by speakers from key industry organisations such as the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA), Nigel Gee BMT, Babcock Engineering, Gurit, Sunseeker, Rob Humphries Design and Norbert Sedlacek (Open 60 skipper).
To help build their professional network, students are encouraged to attend local boat shows, including the Southampton Boat Show and Seawork International. Previous students have also been on yard visits, with recent trips including Sunseeker, Green Marine and Solent Refit.
Year one: CORE UNITS *Naval Architecture *Computer Aided Design *Marine Systems *Marine Production *Marine Materials *Structural Mechanics. Year two: *Resistance and Propulsion *Computer Aided Modelling *Sailing Yacht Design *Motor Boat Design *Applied Marine Systems Technology *Structural Analysis. Year three: CORE UNITS *Advanced Naval Architecture *Computer Aided Engineering *Project *Structural Design For Production *Structural Design Theory *Marine Industry Work-Based Learning.
Most units are assessed by a combination of coursework and an exam. Several CAD-based units are fully assessed by coursework.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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A minimum 112 points overall, from at least two A Levels including 2 STEM subjects, BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD, or equivalent level 3 qualification.
Entry to year two may be offered to applicants holding an HND in an appropriate subject. Alternative entry to this course is available through the Science and Engineering Foundation Year or the International Foundation Year
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|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD|
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|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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