If you are a First Engineer, Chief Engineer or Superintendent in the marine sector this programme is for you.
As a professional with several years senior marine engineer experience you will already have the skills, knowledge and expertise required to undertake a stand-alone 12-month independent research project.
During the 12 months you will plan, execute and report on a programme of research that is aligned with your aspirations and your current or chosen field of work within the maritime sphere.
You will be encouraged to discover your own research subject for investigation; however, your assigned tutor, who is there to support you through your studies, can assist you in developing an interesting subject to take forward.
Following successful completion of the research project you will graduate and be awarded the MSc Engineering for Marine Professionals by the University of Plymouth.
This Masters qualification has been utilised by a number of graduates as a route to demonstrate the ‘knowledge and understanding’ competency for those seeking Chartered Marine Engineer/Chartered Engineer status. Please note, if you intend to make an application for Chartered status, you will need to be able to demonstrate you meet all other competencies outlined here.
A copy of your CV
A suitable English language certificate, for example an IELTS. A full list of certificates accepted can be found here. (For International students only)
Copies of academic certificates and/or transcripts
A copy of your passport (photo page only)
A 200-300 word personal statement explaining your motivation for wanting to join this programme. You may find our Guidance document helpful.
You must possess one of the below:
Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering or similar
If you do not possess a Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering you will need to complete and return the Entry Criteria Form. You will be required to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience to the Admissions Panel, which will be paying particular attention to seniority in regards to people and project management. The form can be found here.
First / Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency along with several years experience sailing at that level or above
Chartered Marine Engineer or Engineer status awarded by the UK
English language certificate. For example an IELTS score of 6.5. For a full list of English language certificates accepted click here. We will accept UK issued Certificate of Competency as proof of English language.
University Degrees validated by the University of Plymouth
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Whilst we deliver our programmes from a distance, that doesn’t mean we expect you to achieve everything without a friendly voice to guide you. Our expert team of academics are on hand to support you throughout your studies, whenever you need them the most.
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At MLA College, we believe that a strong bond between student and tutor is the key to success. Our Student Experience Officers have been appointed to assist both the student and their tutor with developing and maintaining this important relationship.