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Quality Handbook

 

 

Programme Specification – Undergraduate

 

SECTION A:CORE INFORMATION

 

  1.  

Name of programme:

Marine Operations (SW)

  1.  

Award title:

FdSc

  1.  

Programme linkage:

 

Is this part of group of linked programmes between which students can transfer at agreed points?

Yes / No

 

  1.  

Is the programme a top-up only?

 

Yes / No

  1.  

Does the programme have a Foundation Year (Level 3)

 

Yes / No 

 

 

  1.  

Level of award:

 

Level 3 / Level 4 / Level 5 / Level 6 / Level 7

  1.  

Awarding Body:

University of Sunderland

  1.  

Department:

Faculty of Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing,

School of Engineering

  1.  

Programme Studies Board:

Combined Programme/Module FdSc Marine Operations and BSc Marine Operations Studies Board

  1.  

Programme Leader:

 

Mr Trevor Douglas, LLB.

  1. How and where can I study the programme?

 

At Sunderland:

 

Full-time on campus

No

Part-time on campus

No

As work-based learning full-time

No

As work-based learning part-time

No

As a full-time sandwich course

No

As a part-time sandwich course

No

By distance learning

No

 

At the University of Sunderland London campus: 

 

Full-time on campus

No

Part-time on campus

No

As work-based learning full-time

No

As work-based learning part-time

No

As a full-time sandwich course

No

As a part-time sandwich course

No

By distance learning

No

 

At a partner college:

 

Full-time in the UK 

YES

Part-time in the UK

 

Full-time overseas

 

Part-time overseas

 

By distance learning

 

As a full-time sandwich course in the UK

YES

As a part-time sandwich course in the UK

 

As a full-time sandwich course overseas

 

As a part-time sandwich course overseas

 

As work-based learning full-time in the UK 

 

As work-based learning part-time overseas

 

Other (please specify)

 

 

South Tyneside site of Tyne Coast College delivers the programme at its site located in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.

 

  1. How long does the programme take?

 

 

Min number of years / months

Max number of years / months

Full-time

2

6

Part-time

 

 

Distance learning

 

 

Work-based learning

 

 

 

For start-dates please see the current edition of the Prospectus or contact the relevant department at the University. For start-dates for programmes delivered in a partner college, please contact the relevant college.

 

SECTION B:FURTHER CORE INFORMATION 

 

Use Outline Programme Proposal Form for ADC for questions 13 to 25

 

26. Learning and teaching strategy: The programme subject content is delivered via modules. Each module descriptor describes the content of the module and its teaching, learning and assessment approaches, together with the notional student workload divided between lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, directed and independent learning as appropriate.

 

At the start of a module teaching and learning plans will be routinely distributed. The teaching and learning plans will include the aims and learning outcomes of the module being studied. Additionally, the plans will provide further details of the objectives, the material to be covered, additional reading and suggested independent learning activities for the contact sessions. Such information aims to help students to use independent study time more effectively and to monitor their own progress against objectives. To ensure consistency across module delivery, Module Tutors are responsible for co-ordinating the production and distribution of all module material to the teaching team.

 

For taught modules, lectures are the primary medium utilised to deliver the basic knowledge input required to meet the module learning outcomes. The teaching and learning plans discussed above will identify additional reading required to supplement the materials covered in lectures.

 

Lectures are supported where appropriate by seminars and workshops that allow a range of teaching and learning approaches to be used. Seminars are used to develop understanding and application of the knowledge delivered in lectures. As such students may expect to undertake a range of activities within seminar sessions. Such activities may include case study analysis, group discussions, individual or group presentations, problem solving and exercises related to the subject. The teaching and learning plans will provide guidance on the activities to be undertaken both within and prior to the seminar. Specific seminar briefs may also be used to provide further details of activities. The smaller size of group in seminars enables students to benefit from formative feedback given during the seminar sessions.

 

Workshops may involve smaller group sizes and will utilise a range of activities to support and underpin topics covered in the lecture cycle and resolve student difficulties.  They will also be used to provide students with support when preparing presentations for assessment of work based learning modules. Workshops are also utilised, where appropriate, to develop understanding and application of Information Technology in relation to the module being studied.

 

Tutorials are used to give one-to-one support for preparation of assessments and presentations.

 

Increasingly, modules make use of ICTs in their teaching and learning approaches. A number of modules provide students with electronic resources made available via internal networks or the Internet.

 

Independent and directed learning is incorporated within modules as deemed appropriate. These methods of learning are used extensively in the work based learning where the learners is absent from college for long periods of time and has limited contact with module tutors. Prior to undertaking the work based learning the students will negotiate a Learning Agreement with their tutor outlining personal learning objectives.

 

  1. Retention strategy:  One of the biggest issues regarding retention is students leaving following their first sea phase. The new phase model outlined will hopefully reduce this retention issue as they will do their first sea phase before they enrol onto the Foundation Degree course. Student personal development planning is embedded within the programme to ensure integration of the transferable skills. Students will be informed of this development via the student handbook, and this is reinforced / updated during the tutorial support sessions.

 

A support mechanism network is in place and established to aid students with their personal and academic issues. Should further support be required by the student, permanent personal counsellors are available, as well as an established support mechanism for academic support and advice

 

  1. Any other information.  None

 

SECTION C:TEACHING AND LEARNING

 

  1.    What is the programme about?

 

Overall Aims of Programme:

 

1To provide specialist studies relevant to individual vocations and professions within shipping and its related industries, in which learners are working or intend to seek employment

 

2To develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life, thereby enabling learners to make an immediate contribution to employment

 

3To provide preparation for a range of technical and management careers in the shipping industry

 

4To equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for success in employment in the marine industry as a deck officer

 

5To enable progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in marine operations or related areas

 

6To provide a physical environment that is conducive to effective learning

 

7To provide appropriate learning resources through teaching staff and learning resource specialists e.g. Library and IT providers, to support teaching and learning and ensure adequate resource is always available

 

8To provide an appropriate learning environment by incorporating effective support and guidance

 

  1. What will I know or be able to do at each Stage of the programme?

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 1 – Skills  

 

By the end of this Stage of the programme successful students should know, understand or be able to do the following:

 

S1perform navigational calculations and use and correct navigational charts and publications.

 

S2explain how to conduct a deck watch, whilst complying with safe practices and principles

 

S3apply mathematical skills to a range of marine and practical based problems

 

S4relate scientific principles to practical based applications

 

S5describe the operation and use of electronic navigational aids and compasses

 

S6discuss shipboard maintenance methods and procedures and evaluate the concepts of control systems

 

S7appraise the role of financial information and identify the effects of financial management in an organisation

 

S8manage learning and develop the academic skills and techniques required to achieve success on their programme of study

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 1 – Knowledge

 

By the end of this Stage of the programme successful students should know, understand or be able to do the following:

 

K1Understand the roles and duties associated with maintaining a safe watch both on the bridge and deck of a vessel

K2Understand the principles and safe methods of loading, stowage and carriage of gas, liquid and chemical cargo

K3Understand the relationship between mathematical, scientific and navigational principles

K4Understand the vessel’s structural features and an understanding of the operating principles of and function of marine power plants and auxiliary machinery

K5Acquire the academic expertise and skills that underpin and support the technical areas of their programme of study

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 2 – Skills

 

By the end of this Stage of the programme successful students should know, understand or be able to do the following:

 

S1 interpret and evaluate meteorological, climatic and oceanographic data

S2evaluate and present a completed passage plan and establish safe watchkeeping procedures

S3investigate the application of quality assurance and safety management systems legislation and appraise the application of management principles and techniques to shipboard operations

S4prepare and write a fully referenced academic report

S5analyse the roles and responsibilities of the persons at the operational level

S6critically discuss how the roles and responsibilities of the persons at the operational level are affected by the function of the vessel and external influences

S7apply the theories and factors affecting stability and trim and analyse and appraise the factors affecting stability at moderate and large angles

S8investigate the planning and operational procedures for passenger operations

S9analyse and use the information from stability/stress diagrams and stress calculating equipment

S10appraise principles and application of agreements and conventions and their relationship with shipboard operations

S11analyse liabilities that arise from hull and machinery, the carriage of goods by sea, the safe operation of ships, pollution prevention and third party liabilities

S12engage with and manage independent research and learning

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 2 – Knowledge

 

By the end of this Stage of the programme successful students should know, understand or be able to do the following:

 

K1Understand the general circulation of the atmosphere, the main climatic zones over the oceans and the ocean currents of the world

 

K2Undertake data gathering and data analysis in order to prepare a passage plan

 

K3Understand personnel management theory and principles at the operational level and understand the senior officer’s role of personnel management

 

K4Understand the principles of hydrostatics, statical stability and the application of the principles of transverse and longitudinal stability to establish a vessel’s list, trim and draught

 

K5Understand the processes and procedures involved when stowing and securing dry cargoes, stores, equipment and those adopted when handling of gas, liquid and chemical cargoes

 

K6Understand the commercial considerations applicable to ship operations, principles of sovereignty, the role of flag states and the role of coastal states ensuring crew safety and safe shipboard operations

 

K7Understand the law and practice concerning the carriage of goods by sea, the safe operation of ships and pollution prevention.

 

K8Understand the application of the law relating to marine insurance

 

K9Understand the operational issues in a service organisation, the role of ship’s officers as managers and the key operational issues that influence quality

 

K10 Understand the roles and responsibilities of persons at the operational level, combined with an understanding of the function of the vessels

 

  1. What will the programme consist of?

 

Each undergraduate programme consists of a number of Stages from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 4, each of which is equivalent to a year’s full-time study. The summary below describes briefly what is contained in each Stage of the Foundation Degree, which consists of 2 Stages. Most programmes have a mixture of core (i.e. compulsory) modules and optional ones, often with increasing choice as you move through the programme and gain in experience. In some programmes the choice of optional modules gives you particular ‘routes’ through the programme. The programme structure including a detailed list of modules can be found in the programme regulations.

 

Stage 1: 6 x 20 credit core modules,

Stage 2: 6 x 20 credit core modules.

 

See the programme handbook for further details of all modules included in the course.

 

  1. How will I be taught?

Scheduled teaching activities

Lectures. Workshops. Seminars

Independent study

Self-study. Directed reading. Open learning. Preparation for assessment. Project work.

Placement

No

 

A list of the modules in each Stage of the programme can be found in the Programme Handbook.

 

A summary of the types of teaching, learning and assessment in each module of the programme can be found in the Matrix of Modes of Teaching.

 

 

 

  1. How will I be assessed and given feedback?  

Written examinations

Closed book Short and long answer questions.

Coursework

Data interpretation.

Practical assessments

Project work. Problem based learning.

A summary of the types of teaching, learning and assessment in each module of the programme can be found in the Matrix of Modes of Teaching.

 

The generic assessment criteria which we use can be found here. Some programmes use subject-specific assessment criteria which are based on the generic ones.

 

This programme uses the Generic University Assessment Criteria

YES

NO

This programme uses the Subject Specific Assessment Criteria

YES

NO

 

The University regulations can be found here.

 

The University aims to return marked assessments and feedback within 4 working weeks of the assignment submission date after internal moderation processes have been completed. If this is not possible, students will be notified by the Module Leaders when the feedback is available and how it can be obtained.

 

The Academic Misconduct Regulations and associated guidance can be found here. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they are familiar with their responsibilities in regards to assessments and the implications of an allegation of academic misconduct.

 

Students should refer to the University Regulations for information on degree classifications and compensation between modules.

 

 

 

 


 

  1. Teaching, learning and assessment matrix

 

Stage 1

 

 

 

Learning outcomes – Knowledge and skills:

STCFD101

STCFD102

STCFD103

STCFD104

STCFD105

STCFD106

K1

Understand the roles and duties associated with maintaining a safe watch both on the bridge and deck of a vessel

TD

TDA

TDA

 

 

DA

K2

Understand the principles and safe methods of loading, stowage and carriage of gas, liquid and chemical cargo

 

 

D

 

 

DA

K3

Understand the relationship between mathematical, scientific and navigational principles

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

 

DA

K4

Understand of the vessel’s structural features and an understanding of the operating principles of and function of marine power plants and auxiliary machinery

 

 

 

 

TDA

D

K5

acquire the academic expertise and skills that underpin and support the technical areas of their programme of study

TD

TD

TDA

TD

TD

DA

S1

  perform navigational calculations and use and correct navigational charts and publications

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

A

S2

  explain how to conduct a deck watch, whilst complying with safe practices and principles

 

TDA

TDA

 

 

A

S3

  apply mathematical skills to a range of marine practical based problems

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

A

S4

  relate scientific principles to practical based applications

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

A

S5

  describe the operation and use of electronic navigational aids and compasses

 

 

 

TDA

 

A

S6

  discuss shipboard maintenance methods and procedures and evaluate the concepts of control systems

 

 

TDA

 

TDA

A

S7

  manage learning and develop the academic skills and techniques required to achieve success on their programme of study

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

A

S8

  prepare and write a fully referenced academic report

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

 

T if the skill is taught

D if the skill is developed

A if the skill is assessed


Stage 2

 

 

 

  Learning outcomes – Knowledge and skills:

STCFD201

STCFD202

STCFD203

STCFD204

STCFD205

STCFD206

K1

Understand the general circulation of the atmosphere, the main climatic zones over the oceans and the ocean currents of the world

 

TDA

 

 

 

 

A

K2

undertake data gathering and data analysis in order to prepare a passage plan

TDA

 

 

 

 

A

K3

Understand personnel management theory and principles at the operational level and an understanding of the senior officer’s role of personnel management

 

 

 

 

TDA

A

K4

Understand the principles of hydrostatics, statical stability and the application of the principles of transverse and longitudinal stability to establish a vessel’s list, trim and draught

 

TDA

TDA

 

 

A

K5

Understand the processes and procedures involved when stowing and securing dry cargoes, stores, equipment and those adopted when handling of gas, liquid and chemical cargoes

 

 

TDA

 

 

DA

K6

Understand the commercial considerations applicable to ship operations, principles of sovereignty, the role of flag states and the role of coastal states ensuring crew safety and safe shipboard operations

 

 

 

TDA

 

A

K7

Understand the law and practice concerning the carriage of goods by sea, the safe operation of ships and pollution prevention. with respect to marine insurance

 

 

 

TDA

 

A

K8

Understand the application of the law relating to marine insurance law

 

 

 

TDA

 

 

K9

Understand the operational issues in a service organisation, the role of ship’s officers as managers and the key operational issues that influence quality

 

 

 

 

TDA

A

K10

Understand the roles and responsibilities of persons at the operational level, combined with an understanding of the function of the vessels

 

 

 

 

TDA

A

S1

interpret and evaluate meteorological, climatic and oceanographic data

TDA

TDA

 

 

 

A

S2

evaluate and present a completed passage plan and establish safe watchkeeping procedures

TDA

TD

 

 

 

A

S3

investigate the application of quality assurance and safety management systems legislation and appraise the application of management principles and techniques to shipboard operations

 

 

 

 

TDA

A

S4

  prepare and write a fully referenced academic report

 

 

 

 

 

A

S5

  analyse the roles and responsibilities of the persons at the operational level

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

A

S6

critically discuss how the roles and responsibilities of the persons at the operational level are affected by the function of the vessel and external influences

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

A

S7

apply the theories and factors affecting stability and trim and analyse and appraise the factors affecting stability at moderate and large angles

 

TDA

TDA

 

 

A

S8

investigate the planning and operational procedures for passenger operations

 

 

TDA

 

 

A

S9

analyse and use the information from stability/stress diagrams and stress calculating equipment

 

TDA

 

 

 

A

S10

appraise principles and application of agreements and conventions and their relationship with shipboard operations

 

 

 

 

TDA

A

S11

analyse liabilities that arise from hull and machinery, the carriage of goods by sea, the safe operation of ships, pollution prevention and third party liabilities

 

 

 

 

TDA

A

S12

engage with and manage independent research and learning

 

 

 

 

 

DA

 

T if the skill is taught

D if the skill is developed

A if the skill is assessed

 

Matrix mapping Teaching & Learning Methods across modules

 

Stage 1

 

Module

L

S

P/T

W

CS

GW

IR

DR

STCFD101

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

STCFD102

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

STCFD103

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

STCFD104

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

STCFD105

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

STCFD106

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Stage 2

Module

L

S

P/T

W

CS

GW

IR

DR

STCFD201

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

STCFD202

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

STCFD203

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

STCFD204

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

X

STCFD205

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

STCFD206

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Key:

L – Lecture

S – Seminar

P/T– Practical/Tutorial

W – Workshop

 

CS –Case Studies

GW-Group Work

IR-Independent reading/research

DR–Directed Reading/self study

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.      How does research influence the programme? 

 

Students are encouraged to include their employer and colleagues in the project module in order to undertake extensive investigative research during all stages of their course. At this stage the student will possess the professional and analytical skills required to an in depth study to a chosen field. The College also ensures the curriculum is research informed in that tutors draw on published research to inform teaching delivery

 

SECTION D:EMPLOYABILITY

 

  1. How will the programme prepare me for employment?

 

The programme gives you the opportunity to develop skills which you can use in the future. Some skills are more specific than others to the subject area, or to a particular type of activity, but all skills can be applied in a range of employment situations, sometimes in quite unexpected ways. The skills which this programme is designed to develop are listed below.

 

Skills acquisition is an important focus of the programme and its aims are:

  • To provide a programme which provides the academic integrity and professional focus for senior officers in maritime operations.
  • To provide a rewarding and supportive environment where students can develop not only knowledge and practical abilities in specific areas, but also key transferable skills.
  • To produce marine officers with the specific knowledge, analytical ability and design skills appropriate for a professional marine officer and who can apply these skills in the diverse range of maritime industries in which they are employed.
  • To produce graduates who can work responsibly and as a professional seafarer in accordance with the requirements of the professional bodies.
  • To produce graduates with a range of key transferable and intellectual skills that can be applied to the role of professional Marine Seafarer.

 

Employability is the key feature of this programme and the development of transferable skills including teamwork, problem solving, IT skills, oral & written communication, analytical & critical thinking as well as the essential marine skills form a fundamental part of the programme.

 

For information about other opportunities available to our students who study on campus, click here.

 

Additional opportunities to develop your experiences more widely will vary if you study at one of our partner colleges. For information about the extra-curricular activities available in any of our colleges please contact the college direct. 

 

  1. Particular features of the qualification: as illustrated throughout this document

 

  1. Professional statutory or regulatory body (PSRB) accreditation.  Choose one of the following.

 

PSRB accreditation is not relevant to this programme 

 

PSRB accreditation is currently being sought for this programme

 

This programme currently has PSRB accreditation

Yes

 

The programme is currently accredited until: For 3 years commencing September 2017

The relevant PSRB is: Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB)/Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA)

 

The terms of the accreditation are as follows: Full recognition and agreement to use the MNTB name and logo on the relevant course/related publicity materials for a period of no more than 3 years

 

The programme is recognised as: Deck Officer Cadet Training Programme

 

The programme is accredited dependent on MNTB criteria being met in the programme

The MNTB is the UK shipping industry’s central body for developing and promoting sector specific education, training and skills.  Its role in setting training frameworks for new entrant officer and rating trainees and course criteria for STCW regulatory requirements places it in a unique position to oversee the training of future generations of high quality British seafarers, who are respected worldwide for their professionalism and skills.

The MNTB is a voluntary body and a part of the UK Chamber of Shipping, the trade association for the UK shipping industry.  The work of the MNTB is overseen by a Board made up of representatives of shipping companies, seafarer unions, maritime education and training, and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Department for Transport and the Maritime Skills Alliance are also represented on the Board.

A key role of the MNTB is to bring together these industry partners to agree the system and processes for new entrant seafarer education and training to meet regulatory and industry needs for a well-qualified and certificated workforce.  It also encompasses the availability and quality of updating and ongoing training for those serving at sea and for those moving ashore into ship management and related activities.

 

This depends upon successful completion of the programme. After students complete Phase 5 of the course they are issued with an education and training letter which is sent to Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA), who will only release their Certificate of Competence if it is confirmed that students have attended at least 80% of the course.

 

There are programme-specific regulations relating to the following. Details are given in the programme regulations:

 

The modules to be studied

X

Pass-marks for some or all modules and/or parts

(elements) of modules 

 

Requirements for progression between one Stage and another

 

Placement requirements

 

Attendance requirements

X

Professional practice requirements

 

Degree classification  

 

Other 

 

 

Interim or exit awards are not accredited. 

 

To be eligible to achieve Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) exemptions and meet their requirements for Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency the following standards must be achieved:

 

            Achieve a 65% pass mark in navigation assessment components

            Achieve a 60% pass mark in stability assessment components

            Achieve a 50% pass mark in STCW assessment components

 

SECTION E:PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND REGULATIONS

 

Part B of the Programme Regulations Form, for questions 39 and 40:

 

Name of programme: Marine Operations SW

Title of final award: FdSc

Interim awards: Certificate of Higher Education in Marine Operations

Accreditation: MNTB.

 

University Regulation (please state the relevant University Regulation): 4.2.1The overall pass mark

for each module is 40%. To pass a module a student must also have submitted work for each element of

assessment.

 

Stage 1

 

Core modules:

Code

Title

Credits

STCFD101

Operational Navigation

20

STCFD102

Bridge Management

20

STCFD103

Ship Operations

20

STCFD104

Navigation Aids

20

STCFD105

Introduction to Naval Architecture & Engineering

20

STCFD106

Marine Operations WBL

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Modules

There are no optional modules

 

Elective Modules

There are no Elective Modules

 

Progression Regulations

There are no programme-specific progression regulations

 

Stage 2

 

Core modules

STCFD201

Management of Navigation & Meteorology

20

STCFD202

Ship’s Stability

20

STCFD203

Management of Cargo Operations

20

STCFD204

Marine law & Business

20

STCFD205

Management Studies

20

STCFD206

Marine management WBL

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Modules

There are no optional modules

 

Elective Modules

There are no Elective Modules

 

Progression Regulations

There are no programme-specific progression regulations


 

SECTION F:ADMISSIONS, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND SUPPORT

 

  1. What are the admissions requirements?

 

The standard admission requirement is at least 48 points on the UCAS tariff, 32 points of which must have been accrued in one subject, including GCSE in Mathematics and English Language at grade B or above. Admission with overseas equivalent qualifications will be considered and entry onto the programme will be at the discretion of the programme leader. Normally all entrants would be employed by a sponsoring company approved by the Merchant Navy Training Board. Existing seafarers may apply for entry onto the programme if they could guarantee that they would be able to fulfil the work based learning elements and that the employer was willing to meet the criteria laid down in the Memorandum of Understanding.

 

All applicants would have to meet the medical criteria

 

  1. What kind of support and help will there be?
    1. in the department: describe the student support in place in the department/ faculty

In the event of any issues, the programme leader is the first port of call. If they are unable to help, they can direct students to the relevant services in the college.

 

  1. in the university as a whole:

The University provides a range of professional support services including health and well-being, counselling, disability support, and a Chaplaincy. Click on the links for further information.

 

  1. in a partner college:

Please see the relevant college prospectus or website for details of student support if you are planning to study in one of our partner colleges.

Various support services are available within the college including counselling, financial advice, dyslexia support, college nurse, etc. All are accessible via Student Services. University guidelines on Inclusive Programme Design were consulted during programme development.

 

 

 

  1. What resources will I have access to?

 

On campus

 

In a partner college

X

By distance learning

 

 

 

On campus

Tick all that apply

General Teaching and Learning Space

X

IT

X

Library

X

VLE

X

Laboratory

 

Studio

 

Performance space

 

Other specialist

 

Technical resources 

 

 

Please see the College prospectus or website for details of college learning resources 

 

  1. Are there any additional costs on top of the fees?

 

No, but all students buy some study materials such as books and provide their own basic study materials.

Yes (optional) All students buy some study materials such as books and provide their own basic study materials. In addition there are some are additional costs for optional activities associated with the programme (see below)

 

Yes (essential) All students buy some study materials such as books and provide their own basic study materials. In addition there are some are essential additional costs associated with the programme (see below)

 

 

  1. How are student views represented?

All taught programmes in the University have student representatives for each Stage (year-group) of each programme who meet in a Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) where they can raise students’ views and concerns. The Students’ Union and the faculties together provide training for student representatives. SSLCs and focus groups are also used to obtain student feedback on plans for developing existing programmes and designing new ones. Feedback on your programme is obtained every year through module questionnaires and informs the annual review of your programme. Student representatives are also invited to attend Programme and Module Studies Boards which manage the delivery and development of programmes and modules.  Faculty Academic Committee, also has student representation. This allows students to be involved in higher-level plans for teaching and learning. At university level Students are represented on University level Committees by sabbatical officers who are the elected leaders of the Students’ Union.

 

The University’s student representation and feedback policy can be found here.

 

Undergraduate programmes only: Final-year students are also invited to complete a National Student Survey (NSS) which asks a standard set of questions across the whole country. The results of this are discussed at Programme Studies Boards and at Faculty Academic Committee to identify good practice which can be shared and problems which need to be addressed. We rely heavily on student input to interpret the results of the NSS and ensure that we make the most appropriate changes.

 

As you are studying in one of our partner colleges the college will have its own mechanisms for obtaining student feedback. Some of these may be the same as those on-campus at the University but others may be different. 

 

FdSc Marine Operations students will be invited to attend two different learner forums during their studies. The Higher Education Learner Forum is a college forum for all HE courses and meets termly. There are also programme specific learner forums, chaired by the programme leader, and these are also held termly. Stage 2 students will be included in the NSS exercise where minimum cohort thresholds for inclusion in this are met.

 

SECTION G:QUALITY MANAGEMENT 

 

  1. National subject benchmarks

 

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education publishes benchmark statements which give guidance as to the skills and knowledge which graduates in various subjects and in certain types of degree are expected to have. These can be found here.

 

Are there any benchmark statements for this programme?

YES

NO

 

There are no QAA Subject benchmarks for this programme.

 

The QAA also publishes a Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) which defines the generic skills and abilities expected of students who have achieved awards at a given level and with which our programmes align. The FHEQ can be found here.

 

  1. How are the quality and standards of the programme assured?

 

The programme is managed and quality assured through the University’s standard processes. Programmes are overseen by Module and Programme Studies Boards which include student representatives. Each year each module leader provides a brief report on the delivery of the module, identifying strengths and areas for development, and the programme team reviews the programme as a whole.  The purpose of this is to ensure that the programme is coherent and up-to-date, with suitable progression from one Stage to another, and a good fit (alignment) between what is taught and how students learn and are assessed - the learning outcomes, content and types of teaching, learning and assessment. Student achievement, including progress between Stages of the programme and degree classification, is kept under review. The programme review report is sent to the Programme Studies Board and the Faculty in turn reports issues to the University’s Quality Management Sub-Committee (QMSC).

 

External examiners are appointed to oversee and advise on the assessment of the programme. They ensure that the standards of the programme are comparable with those of similar programmes elsewhere in the UK and are also involved in the assessment process to make sure that it is fair. They are invited to comment on proposed developments to the programme. Their reports are sent to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) as well as to the Faculty so that issues of concern can be addressed.

 

All programmes are reviewed by the University on a six-yearly cycle to identify good practice and areas for enhancement. Programmes are revalidated through this review process. These reviews include at least one academic specialist in the subject area concerned from another UK university. Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review reports for Sunderland can be found here.

 

Further information about our quality processes can be found here.

 

 


 

Quality Handbook

 

 

SITS SUMMARY PROGRAMME/SHORT COURSE DETAILS

(Form to be completed electronically by the Faculty and forwarded to the Quality Support Officer supporting the Approval event, or sent to Planning & MI for faculty devolved processes before sending to Quality Support (with the exception of Short Courses and GRS))

This form is to be completed when a new programme has been validated and approved so that the programme codes and progression and awards rules can be set up in SITS.  This also needs to be completed at periodic course review when there have been significant modifications to the course.

 

Please note that all details entered onto this form will go onto every student’s record that is attached to this programme and it is therefore imperative that the information is correct. 

 

1 Programme Details

New/ Modification/Review:

Please ensure the minor modification document is included

Developmental Engagement conducted 21st February 2018

Full Programme Title:

FdSc Marine Operations (SW)

If replacement for existing course, specify title and course code:

N/A

Qualification Aim:

e.g. Foundation degree of Science, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Foundation Degree of Science

Qualification Level (NQF level):

5

JACS 3.0 code

JACS code = e.g. (V100) History, (I100) Computing Science, etc. See HESA Website https://www.hesa.ac.uk/jacs3

J610

Is the programme Open or Closed:

A course is defined as closed when specifically designed for a certain group of people and not also available to other suitably qualified candidates. It may be designed for a particular company however if the same course is also run for other suitably qualified candidates, not employed by the company, then the course is not closed.

open

Faculty and School:

Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

Engineering

Location of study:

e.g. SAGE, Sunderland in London, Sunderland

South Tyneside site of Tyne Coast College

Last Date Registration (PBI) Number of days:

The number of days after the start date of the course that it is possible for students to register onto it. It is also referred to as the migration date.

14

Programme Leader:

Mr Trevor Douglas

Academic Team for the programme:

Marine Operations team at South Tyneside site of Tyne Coast College

Date of Approval/Modification/Review:

21st February 2018

Date of next review (QS to complete):

2021

Accrediting Body or PSRB
If yes please attach a completed PSRB form

Yes/No Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB)/Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA)

 

Programme Specific Regulations

If yes, please attach a completed Programme Specific Regulations form

Yes/No

 

Does this programme come under the Unistats return?

If yes, please attach a completed Unistats form

Yes/No This will be completed by the College given this is a Validated Programme only offered at the College.

Is this an undergraduate programme whose primary (but not necessarily only) purpose is to improve the effectiveness of practitioners registered with a professional body? If yes, please specify which body:

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/HEFCE,2014/Content/Pubs/2016/201622/HEFCE2016_22.pdf  (Page 88, paragraph f)

e.g. a short course aimed at registered nurses

Yes/No


Professional Body:

 

Interim  Awards

If a student does not achieve their qualification aim, what lower awards might they be entitled to, assuming they have the credits?  The subject title for any lower level award should be given where this is different from the subject of the qualification aim.

 

Interim Award Title

Credits Required

Interim Structure

Please show mandatory requirements if applicable e.g. core module codes

1

Cert HE Marine Operations

120

STCFD101, STCFD102, STCFD103, STCFD104, STCFD105, STCFD106

 

Combined Subjects Programmes only

Will the subject run as Major/Minor/Dual:

Not applicable

Any subject(s) not permitted to be combined with this subject:

Not applicable

 

 

2 Mode Of Attendance

01                          Full-time

Full-time students are those expected to study for more than 24 weeks per year, for a minimum of 21 hours per week and are paying the full-time fee.

Yes 2 years

 

02                          Other Full-time

Students who attend full-time for a period less than 24 weeks per year

Sandwich – 3 years

31Part-time

Students who are expected to study for less than 21 hours per week.

No

31Part-time at Full-time Rate

Students who are studying full-time credits over part-time attendance

No

 

3 Admissions

An admissions or MCR code will be created to allow student applications.

Tick appropriate

UUCAS

Universities and Colleges Admission Services

Required for full-time undergraduate programmes only.

DDirect Entry

Required for FT, PT, PG and PGR, only where students will be admitted though the admissions teams or where the programme needs to be advertised on the web

X

GGTTR

Graduate Teacher Training Registry

Education only, where applicable

X

 

 

4Collaborative Provision

UK

yes

Overseas

no

Institution

Collaborative Model

Funding Arrangements

Tyne Coast College

Validation Model

HEFCE full cost

5aCourse Block

Full-time - Overall length of the programme in months:

36

Part-time - Overall length of the programme in months:

N/A

Does this course offer a sandwich placement?

If yes, please indicate which programme year this placement is to take place.

Yes/No

Programme Year:

Is this compulsory or optional?

Compulsory/Optional N/A

Does this course offer a study abroad year out? If yes, please indicate which programme year this placement is to take place.

Yes/No

Programme Year:

Is this compulsory or optional?

Compulsory/Optional

 

6   Major Source of Funding

Please note this relates to funding for the programme and not individual students

HEFCE

Higher Education Funding Council for England

Yes

Skills Funding Agency/EFA/Degree Apprenticeship

No

NCTL

National College for Teaching and Leadership

No

Wholly NHS Funded

Partially NHS Funded

Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care. For all Health funded programmes please indicate whether the programme is eligible for an NHS Bursary

-  Eligible for NHS BursaryY/N

N/A

 

Standard Fee

If no then the Learning Resources Form should be attached

Yes/No

Other Funding:

None

7   Education Programmes Only

This section must be completed for any programmes marked above as ‘NCTL’ funded

Teacher Training Identifier:

 

Teacher Training Scope:

 

Qualification Aim:

QTS and academic award, QTS only, QTS by assessment only

 

 

   DETAILS SUPPLIED BY:T Douglas & C Gardner        DATE:18th April 2018

 

Module List Available on request.  Module Information not currently required for validated programmes.