We'll help you to gain specialist knowledge and meet the global demands of the industry.
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, power, water, air and hydraulics systems.
You'll also explore the machinery systems of other marine constructions, such as oil platforms and subsea systems.
You can transfer:
- from a BEng to an MEng degree up to the end of your third year, if you achieve the appropriate academic standard
- between marine technology specialisms up to the end of your second year.
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
- Entry requirements
- BEng: A Level AAB-ABB; IB 34-35 points
- MEng: A Level AAA; IB 37 points
- BEng: 3 years
- with Foundation Year: 4 years
- MEng: 4 years
- with Foundation Year: 5 years
- BEng: 3 years
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.
BEng Honours with Foundation Year
Duration: 4 years
MEng Honours with Foundation Year
Duration: 5 years
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, and the machinery behind other marine constructions such as oil platforms and subsea systems.
with Naval Architecture
Find out how to design the latest ships and other large floating structures using new and advanced technologies.
with Offshore Engineering
This degree programme focuses on the design and operation of fixed and floating structures which service the offshore energy industry.
Why Choose Us?
Taught by experts, you will work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You'll flourish in a supportive and inspiring environment.
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 teaching is informed by our ground-breaking research. Our research sits within the Infrastructure research theme. It's of international quality, and is carried out across three groups in Marine Technology:
- Marine Hydrodynamics and Structures
- Marine Resources and Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Shipping and Marine Engineering
Climate, economic, technological and legal challenges facing shipping: addressing global challenges
The shipping industry accounts for nearly 20% of global CO2. We are working to understand the scope for greater energy efficiency and the changing demand for shipping.
Interested in this? Check out our research in Sustainable Shipping and Marine Engineering.
We are proud to have achieved a Gold Award in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which demonstrates our commitment to teaching quality.
Scholarships and Funding
A number of scholarships and funding opportunities are available for undergraduate students.
Your Learning Experience
From research-led teaching to experiential learning, your student experience will be varied, challenging and rewarding.
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
Apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can spend your placement year with any organisation, and will receive University support to do so.
You’ll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.
It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability.
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 often have 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 Honours
Its rating is one of the best 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 Engineering MEng
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 Honours
Newcastle was one of the few places offering Naval Architecture. Along with the nightlife, Newcastle was a no brainer.
Our graduates employed by companies like Lloyd’s Register, Babcock, BP, BAE Systems and the Royal Navy.
We'll enhance your employability from day one, through careers support, industry insight, and an extensive alumni network.
In 2016, 95% of our UK-domiciled graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.
The average salary is £25,000.
Want to become a Chartered 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.
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).
- Visit the Engineering Council’s website for information about the benefits of becoming chartered.
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.