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Nautical Science/ Chief Mate Full / Master HND

Nautical Studies & Marine Engineering, Nautical and STEM

Applications closed

Mode of Study

Full-time

Location

Riverside Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

This course is designed for you to progress from OOW level (deck) to Chief Mates or Masters level (Management CoC). 

It is for Officers who do not hold a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Nautical Science from a UK Establishment.  If you hold an HND, SPD or FD, then this course is not for you.

Course Dates

The course runs a minimum of twice a year.  The dates for 2020/2021 are as follows:-

  • 14th September 2020 - 28th May 2021.
  • 11th January 2021 - 24th September 2021.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Recognised sea time of 12 months at OOW level.
  • NAEST Operational Certificate or NARAS Operational Certificate.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Marine Passage Planning.
  • Management of Bridge Operations.
  • Applied Marine Meteorology.
  • Ship Stability: Theory and Practical Applications.
  • Marine Vessel Structures and Maintenance.
  • Management of Vessel Operations.
  • Ships Master Law and Business.
  • Shipboard Management.
  • Marine Engineering Systems.
  • Compass.
  • Assistance to apply for a Notice of Eligibility (NoE)
  • Preparation for the SQA Written exams
  • Preparation for the MCA Oral Exams
  • Mandatory Short Courses:-
    • Human Element, Leadership and Management (HELM Management)
    • Navigation Aids, Equipment Simulator Training (NAEST Management)

The course does not include Medical Care on Board as standard and would need to be booked as an added extra.  Time is set aside for those requiring to do this course, please discuss this with us at time of booking to arrange.  

The College do not arrange your Oral Exam appointment, this is your responsibility to arrange directly with the MCA after obtaining your Notice of Eligibility.

After the course

Careers

The course will equip you to become a competent and efficient Chief Mate.

Teaching

How the course is taught

  • Online and face to face lectures. 
  • Tutorials. 
  • Study packs.
  • Problem-based scenarios.
  • Case studies. 
  • Group/teamwork.
  • Online materials.
  • Quizzes.

Assessment methods

Appropriate assessment tools are in place for all HND units. The assessment strategy reflects the needs of the SQA, STCW and MCA.

Additional Information

Dress code

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  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome