School of Engineering

Marine Technology: Undergraduate

Marine Technology

We'll help you to gain specialist knowledge and meet the global demands of the industry.

Marine Technology student testing prototypes.

Our Degrees

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.

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

Undergraduate Courses in Marine Technology

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.

Marine Technology with Marine Engineering: Bachelor and Master of Engineering

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.

Marine Technology with Naval Architecture: Bachelor and Master of Engineering

With Naval Architecture

Find out how to design the latest ships and other large floating structures using new and advanced technologies.

Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering: Bachelor and Master of Engineering

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.

Marine Technology with Small Craft Technology: Bachelor and Master of 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.

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:

Teaching Excellence

We are proud to have achieved a Gold Award in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which demonstrates our commitment to teaching quality.

Teaching Excellence Framework TEF Gold

Join the Transformational World of Engineering


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.

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 provide 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

Our Students

What do our students think of our Marine Technology degrees?



Our graduates are sought after by leading industry employers from across the globe.


Average starting salary


Student Engineers

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

From Student to Graduate to Professional Chartered Engineer

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).

Industrial Contact

Our professionally accredited degrees provide you with industry exposure in a number of ways:

  • placements
  • projects
  • industry prizes
  • competitions
  • 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
  • Alumni

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.

Our Graduates

Graduate Destinations

Our graduates are employed by leading industry organisations from across the globe.

BMT Group
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
Lloyd's Register
ABS Group
Anek Lines
BAR - Ben Ainslie Racing
Royal Navy

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.