City College Plymouth
Naval Architecture FdSc
City College Plymouth

Key Course Facts

Course Description

A Naval Architect is a professional engineer who is responsible for the design, construction and repair of ships, boats, other marine vessels and offshore structures, both civil and military. Some of these are among the largest and most complex and highly valued movable structures produced by mankind. Without them to provide for the safe and efficient transport and recovery of the world's raw materials and products, modern society as we know it could not exist. This programme will develop a broad knowledge base of Naval Architecture, where students will carry out practical design projects, use proven theory to solve engineering problems and study new technologies and engineering theory, engineering codes and specifications. During the course guided learning and varied dynamic assessments will provide essential knowledge and understanding which will lead into the final group project, where teams of engineers from different engineering disciplines will work together sharing their knowledge and compete in given challenges. Throughout many of the modules, you will use a range of computer based simulation and industry standard software. Delivery of certain modules will be within specialist workshop/ laboratory areas.


Salary of all UK Graduates of Architecture

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £31273 £37700
25-75 percentile range £25500 - £30000 £24636 - £35227 £30400 - £42500

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Naval Architecture, FdSc you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above including Science and Maths. A level 3 in a related subject or maths.

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Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

City College Plymouth is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Tuition Fees Naval Architecture FdSc

Ireland £7450 year 1
England UK £7450 year 1
Northern Ireland £7450 year 1
Scotland £7450 year 1
Wales £7450 year 1
Channel Islands £7450 year 1

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About City College Plymouth

City College Plymouth is a further education college located in the English city of Plymouth, in the South West. The college delivers its courses and programmes from their campus on Kings Road in Devonport, where applicants can expect to find industry-standard facilities for a wide range of STEM and vocational subjects.

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Where is this programme taught

Kings Road
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