Campus : Southampton
Start dates: September, January.

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The 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.gradpic

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.

Module Breakdown 

Here is some of the varied range of modules currently on offer:

Year 1

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Naval Architecture
  • Marine Materials
  • Marine Production
  • Small Craft Structures
  • Marine Systems

Year 2

  • Computer Aided Modelling
  • Sailing Yacht Design
  • Motor Boat Design
  • Resistance and Propulsion
  • Marine Production Technology
  • Options:
    • Marine Systems Technology
    • Languages

Year 3

  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Structural Design for Production
  • Project
  • Options:
    • Yacht Surveying
    • Marine Production Management
    • Marine Industry Work-Based Learning

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted.
Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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Funding options

This Undergraduate course qualifies for funding from the Student Finance England You would normally apply for this funding at the time of your application and this will cover the cost of your tuition fees and in addition to this you may also be eligible for maintenance loan and other grants. For more information visit Financial Support