Naval Architecture considers all aspects of the ship’s design, from where to store the cargo to how to make the ship strong enough to survive very tough conditions at sea.
Our professionally accredited three-year Naval Architecture BEng Honours degree focuses on the engineering behind the design, structure, operation and management of ships and other marine vehicles.
You'll take specialist topics such as stability resistance and propulsion, marine structures and offshore mechanics.
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.
One of our strengths is that we teach engineering in a marine context right from the start through specialist topics such as:
To ensure you have a firm foundation in engineering principles we cover topics in core subjects including:
Core modules in Stage 2 and beyond are also shared by all of our Marine Technology students, building on your acquired skills and knowledge in areas such as:
At Newcastle, you will join a vibrant, global community of staff and students in the School of Marine Science and Technology.
This degree is approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) for entry to all technical corps.
DTUS is a Ministry of Defence sponsorship programme.
It is for students who, when they graduate, want to become a technical officer in:
Newcastle is one of only 10 UK universities taking part in DTUS. Find out more on the Armed Forces page on our website.
Working with the Singapore Institute of Technology, Newcastle University also offers a full-time BEng Honours degree in Naval Architecture in Singapore. Find out more on the School of Marine Science and Technology's website.