A large proportion of Marine Technology graduates find employment in the ship and offshore construction industry, designing and producing ships and craft of all kinds, or with shipping and offshore companies as engineering specialists or as managers.
There is a steady demand for highly-qualified marine engineers, naval architects, experts in computer-aided design, production specialists, and managers. Many of these roles are based in multinational companies which allows for an international career. A number of our students also go on to postgraduate study to pursue research into new technologies.
The decommissioning of marine structures and specialist vessels is likely to be a growth area for marine technologists. Government departments, classification societies and various regulatory agencies and consultants employ graduates in all aspects of marine technology as surveyors and researchers.
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 available to our graduates.
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.
Our curriculum gives you considerable breadth of engineering knowledge, which is an attractive foundation for careers outside, as well as within, the marine business.
Some of our graduates have become successful in other branches of engineering, in addition to entering professions within the computing, financial and management sectors.
Find out what 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:
Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK. 93.4% of our 2011 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating. More than three quarters (78.7%) 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.