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Solent University (Southampton)

Yacht Design and Production

UCAS Code: 21B6

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits overall with 45 Merit passes and 15 at Pass

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

UCAS Tariff

96-112

A minimum of two completed A-levels including 1 STEM subject, a 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. A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in conjunction with other qualifications. Alternative entry is available through the Science and Engineering Foundation Year.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Naval architecture

Ship design

Do you dream of designing race-winning yachts or multi-million-pound superyachts? Take the first step to fulfilling your ambition by studying on Southampton Solent’s unique and highly-regarded yacht design and production course, delivered right in the heart of the south coast’s marine industry.

Southampton Solent’s yacht design and production course has an international reputation and has been developed in conjunction with the industry to ensure essential skills in both the design and production of yachts and commercial craft are covered.

Students on this modern course will study the engineering science underlying great design, along with the fundamental principles of naval architecture, construction methods and high-tech fibre reinforced composite materials. Planning and management processes for the efficient, effective production of racing sailing yachts, RIBs, motor yachts, cruising yachts, patrol boats and commercial craft are also key elements in the syllabus.

A strong practical emphasis is present throughout the course, allowing students to gain valuable knowledge of hands-on examples, design applications and workshop experience in production methods and materials.

Modules

Year one: CORE UNITS *Computer Aided Design *Naval Architecture *Marine Materials *Marine Production *Small Craft Structures *Marine Systems. Year two: CORE UNITS *Computer Aided Modelling *Sailing Yacht Design *Motor Boat Design *Resistance and Propulsion *Marine Production Technology. OPTIONS *Marine Systems Technology *Curriculum Plus. Year three: *Computer Aided Engineering *Structural Design for Production *Project. OPTIONS *Yacht Surveying *Marine Production Management *Marine Industry Work-Based Learning.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Maritime, Science and Engineering School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
high
Naval architecture
83%
high
Ship design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Naval architecture

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
64%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Naval architecture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Engineering professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a very specialist subject with not many students. If you join the few who take one of these courses, unemployment rates are very low and salaries are high, with most graduates who start work getting jobs as marine engineers. It's a good idea to talk to tutors when you're on an open day about what previous graduates from a specific course went on to do.

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