Nautical Science (Top Up)

City of Glasgow College


Riverside Campus


The City of Glasgow College provides an HND Nautical Science blended learning option for:
Deck Officers progressing towards Chief Mate (Unlimited) certification and holders of the HNC Nautical Science who wish to complete the HND.

Blended learning is a combination of techniques to deliver the same syllabus that you would receive via conventional classroom-based methods. You can access study material via the college virtual learning environment that consists of workbooks, videos, e-learning modules and quizzes as well as access to a range of library e-books.

As each unit of the HND is completed you are required to sit mock assessments to ensure that learning objectives have been completed. Additional support is provided by designated lecturers via email, Skype and telephone. Unit assessments and the HND graded unit exams are undertaken within a college approved facility. A preparatory course for the HND graded unit exam is provided within the college.

Entry Requirements

HNC Nautical Science (MNTB/MCA Approved)

Start Date




Study Method

Blended learning

Course Length

1 year


Nautical Studies and Marine Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Air Transport


Rail Transport

Road Transport

Sea Transport