University of Southampton
Ship Science with Foundation Year and Industrial Placement Year BEng (Hons)
University of Southampton

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This one-year full-time course is integrated with a further four-year undergraduate degree, and will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully meet the challenges of our BEng Ship Science with Industrial Placement Year degree.

It is aimed at those who are highly motivated but who don’t have the traditional qualifications of UK mathematics and physics A Levels.

Successful completion of this Foundation Year guarantees progression to one of seventeen subject areas, including Ship Science.

You will study full time through a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials, and independent study, with three hours of laboratory practical work each week.

The Industrial Placement Year is an additional year-long module that allows you to apply for a placement with an engineering-based organisation. The Industrial Placement Year will be taken between the second and third years of your main degree, extending your time at university to five years. During your year-long placement, you will fulfil the role of a trainee engineer on a full-time basis.

The accredited BEng (Hons) will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and Students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UKSPEC. The accredited BEng (Hons) will also automatically meet in full, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Engineering Council and IMarEST for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and Incorporated Marine Engineer and on behalf of the Engineering Council and IMarEST as partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Ship Science with Foundation Year and Industrial Placement Year BEng (Hons) at University of Southampton for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Naval Architecture.

Overall student satisfaction
100 /100
10 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Ship Science with Foundation Year and Industrial Placement Year BEng (Hons) at University of Southampton

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Ship Science with Foundation Year and Industrial Placement Year BEng (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29000 £33000 £39000
25-75 percentile range £27000 - £32000 £29000 - £38500 £32500 - £48000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Naval Architecture

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28842 £33199 £38253
25-75 percentile range £23579 - £33816 £23316 - £40760 £27490 - £46657

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Ship Science with Foundation Year and Industrial Placement Year BEng (Hons) at University of Southampton

65% Engineering professionals
15% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Finance Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework activities such as formal reports and laboratory reports – all of which you will encounter as typical assessment methods throughout your degree.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

If you have not taken the A-Level subjects required for direct entry to your chosen course e.g. maths and normally a second science subject at A-level, then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for details about subject restrictions. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable. We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will receive additional scrutiny during confirmation of results

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. For example, S5 – S6 (2 years): AABBB (A in specific subject) or S6 (1 year): ABBBB (A in specific subject). Unless a more advanced level (Higher or Advanced Higher) is specified in the stated entry requirements, all applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4" We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner's potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

A typical offer is DD in the BTEC Diploma plus B in an A-level subject. We also normally require distinctions in both of the following modules: Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians. If you are not sure if your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Team. A pass in the associated A-level science Practical is required where applicable.

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 of which at least 30 credits, including all credits from graded maths modules, must be graded Distinction and the remainder must be graded Merit. We accept Engineering, Computer Science or Science Level 3 Access courses only. Applicants should offer at least one maths module.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

For the BTEC National Extended Diploma, the subject must be one of: • Aeronautical Engineering • Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical/ Electronic Engineering • Manufacturing Engineering Additionally, distinctions are required in Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians We do not accept any other BTEC subjects.

A typical offer is D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AB in two A-levels If you have not taken the A-Level subjects required for direct entry to your chosen course e.g. maths and normally a second science subject at A-level, then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for details about subject restrictions. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Distinction, Distinction in the Engineering Design or Mechatronic Engineering AQA Tech Level 3, plus grade B in one A level subject (excluding Maths) Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

A typical offer is DD in the BTEC National Diploma plus B in an A-level subject. We also normally require distinctions in both of the following modules: Further Engineering Mathematics and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems modules. If you are not sure if your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Team. A pass in the associated A-level science Practical is required where applicable.

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve grade B in one A level subject (excluding Maths) plus Cambridge Technical Diploma in Engineering (Level 3) with overall grade of Distinction, Distinction. Additionally Distinctions are required in Maths for Engineering and Applied Maths for Engineering modules. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

A typical offer for the IB is Pass with 32 points overall, with 16 points required at Higher Level including 5 points in Standard or Higher Level Mathematics (Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation). Please note that we cannot accept the combination of subjects that make you eligible for direct entry to your chosen course e.g. taking both Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level. Please refer to our website for details about subject restrictions. Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

For the BTEC National Extended Diploma, the subject must be one of: • Aeronautical Engineering • Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical/ Electronic Engineering • Manufacturing Engineering Additionally, distinctions are required in Further Engineering Mathematics and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems modules. We do not accept any other BTEC subjects.

A typical offer is H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 If you have not taken the subjects required for direct entry to your chosen course e.g. maths and normally a second science subject at higher level, then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for details about subject restrictions.

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering (Level 3) with overall grade Distinction, Distinction, Distinction. Additionally Distinctions are required in Maths for Engineering and Applied Maths for Engineering modules.

A typical offer is D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AB in two A-levels If you have not taken the A-Level subjects required for direct entry to your chosen course e.g. maths and normally a second science subject at A-level, then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for details about subject restrictions. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve AB in two A-Levels plus Cambridge Extended Certificate in Engineering (Level 3) with Distinction Additionally Distinctions are required in both Maths for Eng or Applied Maths for Eng (if studied) If you have not taken the A-Level subjects required for direct entry to your chosen course e.g. maths and normally a second science subject at A-level, then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for details about subject restrictions. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

ABB from 3 A levels or AB from two A levels including and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate If you have not taken the A-Level subjects required for direct entry to your chosen course e.g. maths and normally a second science subject at A-level, then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for details about subject restrictions. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

D3, M2, M2 in three Principal subjects If you have not taken the correct Principal subjects required for direct entry e.g. mathematics and normally a second required subject such as physics, then you will usually need a Foundation Year. Please refer to our website for details about subject restrictions.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an aptitude for mathematics and may be required to take our own mathematics test. Some applicants may also be invited to attend an interview. If you are not sure whether your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Team.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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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

University of Southampton 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.

Costs

Tuition Fees Ship Science with Foundation Year and Industrial Placement Year BEng (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
International £19500 year 1
EU £19500 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2021. Fees for entry in September 2022 will be available at the end of August 2021. Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page

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:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University of Southampton in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Southampton in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #12 
    • #110 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Engineering

    • #5 
    • #100 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

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About University of Southampton

The University of Southampton, often abbreviated to Soton, is a research university located in Southampton, England. Although the university was founded in 1862, it has only enjoyed full university status from 1952 onwards. The university has five campuses in total, with the main one based in the Highfield area of Southampton.

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Where is this programme taught

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