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Your Learning Experience

Your Learning Experience

Here at Newcastle you are a Student Engineer, not an Engineering Student. Right from day one, you’re on course to becoming a professional engineer with a world of opportunities.

Your learning will include both the theory and practical application of marine technology. This mixture of learning provides you with a real-world experience.

Supporting you

You'll flourish as a part of our inspiring, supportive and challenging environment.

You'll be supported by personal tutors, stage tutors, degree tutors, and student buddies within our School.

The University also provides student support and wellbeing services, and our Students’ Union has a range of resources.

Engage with industry

You'll engage with industry in a number of ways. You'll attend guest lectures. You'll take part in industrial projects and placements. You'll have access to in-school support, as well as support from our award-winning Careers Service.

Optional work placement

You may also have the opportunity to enhance your employability by spending up to a year on an optional work placement. Accepting a work placement will extend the duration of your degree by a year. This option won't be available to you if you choose to study abroad in your final year.

Study abroad

In your final year, you complete an individual design project and a substantial research project.

With the agreement of the Degree Programme Director, you can carry out a research project at one of our partner universities in Europe or worldwide. Locations include Australia and Singapore.

World-class facilities and living laboratories

You'll learn in our state-of-the-art labs and fantastic facilities, many of which are unique to Newcastle University.

  • use our unique large-scale laboratories to help you learn and understand the concepts
  • access our £1m Research Vessel, The Princess Royal
  • test models of propellers, submarines and more in our newly refurbished cavitation tunnel: the largest commercial propeller test tunnel in the country
  • conduct ship model experiments in our towing tank
  • experience modelling of the full offshore environment in our combined wind, wave and current tank