Postgraduate

Marine Engineering MSc

Marine Engineering MSc

Full time: 12 months, with preliminary year: 24 months

Profile

This course gives you an understanding of marine engineering and its practice. It covers topics associated with Naval Architecture (hull and propulsor) and Marine Engineering (machinery).

We are currently enhancing our taught programmes to:

  • provide more industrial context
  • offer more flexibility and choice
  • deliver an enhanced educational experience

You will be able to view full details of our 2020 modules on offer for this course in mid May.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please email SoE.LT@ncl.ac.uk

About this course

The course develops your practical skills to enable you to:

  • design, select, analyse and install marine propulsion and transmission systems
  • produce mathematical and computer modelling of marine machinery and engineering systems
  • design and analyse control systems for marine machinery
  • use mathematics and physics appropriate to marine technology
  • develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • test design ideas through laboratory work or simulation with technical analysis
  • critically evaluate results
  • integrate and analyse information from a variety of sources

Teaching consists of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision covering a variety of topics in marine engineering.

You will choose an individual dissertation project. This may be theoretical, experimental or the development of a simulation model of marine engineering systems. It can include ships' propulsion and power transmission systems.  Our research strengths include:

  • design of diesel-electric hybrid propulsion configurations
  • engine emission prediction and simulation
  • online ship performance monitoring and optimisation
  • ballast water management

You benefit from participating in projects sponsored directly by industry partners whenever they are available.

Delivery

Six taught modules worth 100 credits are delivered through semester one and/or two. A dissertation research project, worth 80 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters.

The course is delivered by the School of Engineering.

It is also available with a preliminary year if you do not meet the entry criteria for the one year MSc course.

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

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Fees & Funding

2020-2021 fees

MSc

UK

Full time: £10,950

EU

Full time: £10,950

International

Full time: £23,400

Please contact us for details of fees for the preliminary year.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • civil engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • naval architecture
  • offshore engineering
  • ocean engineering
  • marine engineering

Relevant professional experience is desirable, although not essential.

We will consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant professional experience.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.