We'll help you to gain specialist knowledge and meet the global demands of the industry.
Get a broad-ranging knowledge of Marine Technology. Gain in-depth expertise in one of our specialist areas. Develop the skills to collaborate with engineers from other disciplines.
- A Level: AAB
- IB: 34-35 points
- A Level: AAA
- IB: 37 points
Marine Technology is ‘Engineering for the sea’.
You'll study a range of marine engineering systems, from a ship's main propulsion engines to auxiliary machinery like pumps and power, water, air and hydraulics systems.
You'll also explore the machinery systems of other marine constructions, such as oil platforms and subsea systems.
Study in Singapore: International students
Working with the Singapore Institute of Technology, we also offer our undergraduate degrees in Singapore, with the following specialisms:
- Marine Engineering
- Offshore Engineering
- Naval Architecture
With Foundation Year
Don’t meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our Marine Technology degrees.
Marine Technology: Bachelor and Master of Engineering with Specialisms
Our degree programmes allow you to specialise and graduate with the appropriate honours options in a number of areas.
With Marine Engineering
Learn about the marine engineering systems that keep a ship running. Find out about the machinery behind marine constructions such as oil platforms and subsea systems.
- MEng Honours: Marine Technology with Marine Engineering
- BEng Honours: Marine Technology with Marine Engineering
With Naval Architecture
Find out how to design the latest ships and other large floating structures using new and advanced technologies.
- MEng Honours: Marine Technology with Naval Architecture
- BEng Honours: Marine Technology with Naval Architecture
With Offshore Engineering
Learn about the fixed and floating structures which service the offshore energy industry. Find out how to design and produce offshore oil and gas production installation.
- MEng Honours: Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering
- BEng Honours: Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering
With Small Craft Technology
Learn how to design specialist marine products such as racing yachts, fishing vessels and lifeboats. Crafts such as these often have to perform in highly demanding environments.
- MEng Honours: Marine Technology with Small Craft Technology
- BEng Honours: Marine Technology with Small Craft Technology
Scholarships and Funding
A number of scholarships and funding opportunities are available for undergraduate students.
Why Choose Us?
Students are partners in our education model. You'll work alongside academics and industry partners who are leaders in their field. You'll learn how to design innovative and sustainable solutions to global challenges.
Be part of a long tradition of engineering excellence. Here in Newcastle is where great innovators such as Armstrong, Stephenson, Merz and Swan developed ideas that changed the world.
Our professors are research active, bringing cutting edge ideas into the classroom. Our teaching staff include chartered engineers, physicists and mathematicians. They have decades of industrial experience.
Our Global Community
Our diverse community includes students from over 100 nationalities. We unite people and cultures, providing you with a truly global student experience.
Equality and diversity are essential components of our day-to-day operations. Our policies ensure that all protected characteristics are made welcome in our School. We encourage women in engineering, and are nearing our goal of 25% of our female student cohort.
Integrated Engineering and Our Impact
Our integrated approach to teaching and research gives you the ability to collaborate across subject disciplines.
The School's research groups contribute to three research themes:
Our teaching is informed by our ground-breaking research. Research groups in Marine, Offshore and Subsea Technology include:
We are proud to have achieved a Gold Award in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which demonstrates our commitment to teaching quality.
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.
of our UK-domiciled graduates
have gone on to employment or further study within six months of graduating
Your learning will include both the theory and practical application of marine technology. This mixture of learning provides you with a real-world experience.
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.
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.
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
Marine Technology with Naval Architecture BEng (Hons)
Studying at Newcastle
The teaching quality on my course is very good. The lecturers are experts in their fields and have often done a lot of research themselves or worked in the industry for many years.
Marine Technology with Naval Architecture
I chose Newcastle because of the prestige that my course has in the sector and in the world.
Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering BEng (Hons)
Highly rated courses
It has one of the best ratings for marine technology courses and the lecturers publish in many well known journals. I know another Malaysian who came here a year before me and she is enjoying her experience here; this made my decision much easier.
Marine Technology with Marine Engineering MEng (Hons)
Newcastle – a beautiful place to be
Newcastle University is the leader in the Marine Technology sector. The city is a beautiful place to be and the people are really friendly.
Marine Technology with Naval Architecture MEng (Hons)
Newcastle is a great place to study Naval Architecture; you meet like-minded people, attend lectures by industry-leading academics, and have all the resources you need to leave with a fantastic degree.
Average starting salary
We see our students as ‘Student Engineers’, meaning right from day one, you will be on the pathway to becoming a professional engineer.
A Chartered Engineer (CEng) 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 further qualifications to work toward chartered status.
- Our Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you’ll need to complete further study, such as an approved Master's degree.
Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Chartered Engineer on the Engineering Council’s website
Our degrees are professionally accredited by the Engineering Council through the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
Our professionally accredited degrees provide you with industry exposure in a number of ways:
- industry prizes
- guest lectures
- site visits
- careers support
- careers fairs
We support your engagement with industry through our:
- Professional Bodies
- Industrial Advisory Boards
- Academic Leads
- Industrial Liaison Managers
- Careers Service Marketing Professionals
- Business Development Managers
Engineers without Borders
A degree from the School of Engineering opens up a world of opportunities. Your future career choice ranges from groundbreaking research and consultancy to business and management, in the UK, Europe, and globally.
Our past graduates also work on advising government on policy as well as for multimillion-pound organisations.
Dr Choo Chiau Beng
Marine Technology with Naval Architecture
Former CEO Keppel Corporation Ltd
Newcastle University is where I learned the basics of Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering and Shipbuilding, and I am very happy it has expanded to offer degrees in Singapore in collaboration with SIT so that young people in this part of the world can benefit from an education at Newcastle University.
As one of many graduates world-wide, I am very pleased to see the University’s expanding global footprint.
Marine Technology with Naval Architecture
Former CEO Lloyd's Register and Marine Industry Leader
My time at Newcastle University gave me both professional competence and personal confidence for a career that has exceeded my expectations. The University’s student body prepared me well for business life and for dealing with a diverse range of people from all over the world.
Our graduates are employed by leading industry organisations from across the globe.
Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)
All our undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering are approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme. The Scheme sponsors students interested in a scientific, engineering or technical career in the armed forces or the Ministry of Defence.