Marine Engineering Science NQ Level 5
What is special about this course?
The course is designed to allow you to enter the maritime industry, move on to do maritime cadetships or modern apprenticeships. Your studies will be mainly via night classes and online study. The content of this course will aid you in entering several different subsectors within the maritime industry, progressing your career and opening promotion possibilities.
Students must have studied and achieved Nat 4 Maths and achieved at least Nat 4 Physics or Chemistry. Suitable experience/knowledge of the Maritime Industry would be an advantage along with an interest in Maths and Physics.
We’ll be inviting you by email to attend course information sessions between now and the start of your course. We’d urge you to come along if at all possible.
- National 5 Math
- National 5 Physics
- NPA in Maritime Studies
Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone and camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
Nat 5 Maths - Monday evenings
NPA in Maritime Studies - Tuesday evenings
Nat 5 Physics - Thursday evenings
All classes are taught online and the entire course will also be put onto Brightspace so that assessments classroom material can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
How long will my course last?34 Weeks
Evening classes on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays from anywhere with an internet connection
How will I be assessed?
National 5 Maths - 2 written exams, non-calculator and calculator papers
National 5 Physics - 1 written exam and a written assessment that takes place over three Saturdays
NPA in Maritime Skills - Completion of 5 Assessment Support Packs
Where can I study my course?
- From anywhere with an internet connection including your local college centre
Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
For the latest information on fees please see our Fees & Funding information pages.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Route 1: Join the NQ in Maritime and Aquaculture Skills course
Route 2 : Modern Apprenticeship in Deck Engineering
Route 3: Join the NC in Shipping and Maritime Operations course and then on to Merchant Navy cadetships
Route 4: Move into Renewable Energy Sector
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
Apply for Marine Engineering Science NQ Level 5
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI West Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.