Want to study marine technology at Newcastle, but not studying maths or science A levels (or equivalent)? If so, our Foundation Year is just for you.
The foundation year develops the knowledge you need to progress to one of our four-year marine technology MEng degrees.
You will study topics such as:
On successful completion of your foundation year you are guaranteed entry to an engineering degree programme at Newcastle.
If you don't have mathematics and/or science at the appropriate level to apply for our engineering degrees, this course is for you.
If you have proven ability in other subjects, it gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge you need to apply to an engineering degree here.
This course is also appropriate if:
This course gives you the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three- or four-year Marine Technology degrees:
If you are not sure which engineering discipline you are interested in, you should apply for the general Engineering with Foundation Year degree.
This allows you to delay your choice of engineering discipline until the end of the foundation year.
We offer engineering degrees at two levels - BEng and MEng.
Both provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This is one of the most recognised international engineering qualifications.
Our Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees are a direct route to becoming chartered. You don’t need to study any more qualifications after your degree to achieve chartered status.
Our three-year BEng degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you’ll need to complete further study, like an approved Master’s degree.
Visit the Engineering Council’s website for information about the benefits of becoming chartered.
At Newcastle, you will join a vibrant, global community of staff and students in the School of Marine Science and Technology.
You'll learn from staff across various departments of our engineering and science schools.
You spend approximately 20 hours per week in taught classes. You also spend a further 20 hours attending tutorials and completing laboratory reports.
Assessment is by in-course assessment such as laboratory reports and tutorial exercises, or by examinations.
Check the Modules section for information about teaching and assessment methods for specific modules.