The Marine Technology Education Consortium courses offer innovative and flexible training for graduates working in the marine industry. You will develop advanced technical skills and business applications. The courses are part time and offer minimal disruption to your work responsibilities.
Delivered through a combination of distance learning materials and intensive schools, our course allows a flexible approach to study in a supportive environment. Our course material is highly relevant and practical for working in the marine industry. You will be encouraged to reflect on the industrial relevance of the modules in relation to your work.
The courses are operated by the Marine Technology Education Consortium (MTEC), a consortium of leading UK universities.
The availability of one general and three specialised pathways ensures that the course is tailored to suit your professional needs. The general MSc and Postgraduate Diploma is available for those seeking a broader-based study package.
Each pathway has compulsory modules, but the number will vary depending on the relevant stream and qualification. Each contain the following format:
- Pre-school material - this requires 50 hours of study and enables you to revise and review essential material so that the intensive school can be run effectively. This material is made available six to eight weeks prior to the intensive school. You take a pre-school assignment (30% of the module mark) which is submitted on the first day of the intensive school.
- A week-long intensive school - this will have a contact time of 35 hours and will include lectures, case studies, tutorials, presentations, discussions and visits. Academic and industrial tutors will be involved. You sit an examination (40% of the module mark) during this teaching week.
- Post-school material - this requires 15 hours of study and involves completion of a post school assignment (30% of the module mark) submitted eight weeks after the intensive school. This consolidates your learning on the module.
The Marine Technology Education Consortium delivers one general and three specialist pathways leading to different awards:
- Marine Technology (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)
- Marine Technology: Marine Engineering (MSc, PGDip)
- Marine Technology: Naval Architecture (MSc, PGDip)
- Marine Technology: Offshore Marine Renewable Energy (MSc, PGDip)
Modules on the MSc and PGDip are accredited jointly by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Engineering Council.
This gives you an additional benchmark of quality to your degree, making you more attractive to graduate employers. It can also open the door to higher-level jobs, most of which require Chartered Engineer status.
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Fees & Funding
See the Marine Technology Education Consortium for fee information.
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering or a relevant subject with a strong quantitative component. Ideally you should have, or expect to achieve, a 2:1 honours degree. A 2:2 honours degree may be accepted depending on your individual marks profile.
Relevant experience is essential.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)
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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.
There is no application closing date for MTEC. The programme accepts students onto the course on a continuing basis. Further information about the course can be found at the MTEC Website – www.mtec.ac.uk.