Marine Technology with Naval Architecture BEng Honours
UCAS Code: H502 (3 Years)

Graduate destinations for this subject

Each year, every university in the UK contacts all UK and EU graduates to find out what they are doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. This is the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

As only a small number of Marine Technology with Naval Architecture graduates have supplied us with information about their employment or further study options, we cannot publish their details for data protection reasons.

However, you can visit TARGETjobs for more information about national graduate destinations.

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 – – 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.

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+ which 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.