Marine Technology Education Consortium (MTEC) MSc; PGDip; PGCert; Certificate (Rolls-Royce plc); Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules

MSc, PGDip and PGCert: 24 months minimum and 60 months maximum part time CPD module: 3 months maximum part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

Please see the MTEC website for details of fees.

Programme Overview

This programme is offered by the Marine Technology Education Consortium (MTEC), a collaboration between four UK universities. It is designed specifically for graduates and their employers in the marine industry and teaches new and advanced technical and managerial skills, in conjunction with business and management applications. Each module is delivered by a combination of distance learning and a one-week intensive school.

The MSc and Diploma are approved/ accredited for students seeking CEng registration by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. The programme also links in with the Rolls-Royce graduate training programme.


Eight technology streams are available for those studying for the MSc or Diploma: naval architecture; marine engineering; offshore engineering; small craft design; classification and survey; conversion and repair; defence; and marine renewable energy. In addition, a general programme in marine technology may be followed by students who do not wish to specialise in a particular area.

For the MSc you take four core modules (40 credits), six specialist modules (60 credits) and complete an industry-based project within your organisation (80 credits). For the Diploma four core modules (40 credits) and four specialist modules (40 credits) are taken, and a shorter industry-based project is completed (40 credits).

For the Certificate six modules (60 credits) are taken. For the Certificate (Rolls-Royce plc) a maximum of three modules (30 credits) are taken from the four approved Rolls-Royce modules, and a minimum of three modules (30 credits) from the Marine Technology (MTEC) programme.

+Entrance Requirements

A second-class Honours degree or equivalent.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.  

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

Nine bursaries of £3,600 are available to students applying for the marine renewable energy technology stream.

Interested applicants should apply for this funding using the MTEC application form (see details below) and supply a detailed CV and a supporting statement (maximum 2,000 words) outlining the scope of their proposed dissertation on the subject of offshore wind.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

There is no closing date for this programme.

Applicants should complete the MTEC application form and return it to:
The Programme Co-ordinator
Marine Technology Education Consortium
School of Marine Science and Technology
Armstrong Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7176
Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 5491
Website: Marine Technology Education Consortium

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
School of Marine Science and Technology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7176
Marine Technology Education Consortium

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Marine Technology

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