MCAST Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Marine Engineering

MCAST Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Marine Engineering

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Operations and Maintenance
Course Code ME4-A5-15
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Mechanical Engineering


MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)


4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Compulsory: English, Mathematics, Physics

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description If the student wishes to start a fulfilling career as a technician in the area of operations and maintenance engineering, then this programme provides the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills for the future.  The student will have the opportunity to learn basic scientific and mathematical methods to apply in subjects such as thermodynamics and heat engines.

The student  will be exposed to the different materials used in common engineering situations and their properties. This qualification not only provides access to more specialist units but it also broadens and deepens the learners’ experience in preparation for the real world at work.


Study/Course Delivery
Assessment The course will be assessed as follows:  Learners will be asked to fulfil and implement a number of assignments. The assignments can be research assignments where the students will be allowed to prepare these without invigilation, or they can be class or laboratory / workshop assignments where the work will be monitored whilst it is being performed. To ensure quality, assignments will be validated by qualified third parties.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Describe and identify health and environmental risks related to  certain processes and what measures are adopted to control these risks

2. Communicate and interpret drawings and manuals in the technical fields concerned

3. Monitor and diagnose faults in engineering systems

4. Analyse mathematically engineering situations to provide scientific solutions.

Core Study Units
  • Mathematics 1
  • Materials Selection
  • Engineering Drawing and CAD
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Mechanical Principles & Applications
  • Application of Mechanical Systems
  • Mechanical measurement and inspection techniques
  • Entreprenurship 1
  • English
  • Workshop Practice
  • Mathematics 2
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • ThermoFluids
  • Installing and Commissioning Engineering Equipment
  • Electrical Technology (Licence A)
  • Further Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Industrial Process Controllers
  • Entreprenurship 2
  • Critical Thinking
  • Engineering Project Design and Implementation related to internship
Specialist Units
  • Plant Option:
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles
  • Business Operations in Engineering
  • Applications of Mechanical Systems
  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Electro Pneumatic & Hydraulic Systems and Devices
  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Computer Aided Draughting in Engineering
  • Further Mathematics for Technicians
  • Principles & Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Monitor & Fault Diagnosis of Engineering Systems
  • Industrial Process Controllers
  • Principles & Applications of Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Design
  • Workshop Practice
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Marine Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Plant)


Career Opportunities
  • Maintenance fitter/technician
  • Plant operator
  • Health and safety assistant officer