h502 - Marine Technology w Naval Architecture BEng

Marine Technology with Naval Architecture BEng Honours

UCAS Code: H502 (3 Years)

Course Overview

Our professionally accredited three-year Naval Architecture BEng Honours degree gives you the specialist knowledge to design the latest ships using new and advanced technologies.

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At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
BEng Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 34-35 points

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Professional Accreditation

Naval architects focus on all aspects in the design and operation of ships and other large floating structures. 

This degree focuses on the engineering behind the design, structure, operation and management of ships and other marine vehicles.

After learning the fundamentals of marine technology in your first two years, you'll move on to specialist modules such as:

  • ship design
  • marine structures
  • ship hydrodynamics

You benefit from hands-on experience with our experimental facilities, including a model-testing tank, extensive computing facilities and the largest commercial propeller test tunnel in the country.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

I intend to work for an offshore oil and gas company. Studying at Newcastle opens many doors into the oil and gas sector by being world-renowned!

Joel, Marine Technology with Naval Architecture BEng Honours
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Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.


Marine Technology careers

The marine technology sector is currently thriving worldwide and in many areas there are acute shortages of skilled personnel.

There is a steady demand for highly-qualified marine experts, in UK-based and multinational companies, including:

  • marine engineers
  • naval architects
  • experts in computer-aided design
  • engineering specialists
  • production specialists and managers
  • surveyors
  • research and policy development

With a marine technology degree from Newcastle University you are excellently placed to develop your career in an exciting direction, either within the marine industry, or in other disciplines such as mechanical engineering, finance and management. A number of our students also go on to postgraduate study to pursue research into new technologies.

A large proportion of Marine Technology graduates find employment in:

  • the ship and offshore construction industry
  • shipping and offshore companies
  • government departments
  • classification societies
  • regulatory agencies and consultancy firms

The development of deep-water oil and gas recovery has increased demand for engineers specialising in the design and operation of offshore vessels and processing plants. Offshore renewable energy generation is also an emerging specialisation.

Each year an increasing number of our graduates also enter careers in the design and manufacture of yachts, luxury cruisers and high-speed passenger craft.

We organise a marine careers fair every year, attracting large graduate recruiters, alongside smaller engineering companies, including:

  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Babcock
  • BP
  • BAE Systems
  • the Royal Navy

Visit our dedicated website – www.onshoreandatsea.wordpress.com – for information on work placements and graduate opportunities.

Find out more about the career options for graduates from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding



Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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All UK schools and colleges and a small number of EU and international establishments are registered with UCAS.

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