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Marine Technology Education Consortium (MTEC) MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Our courses offer innovative and flexible training for graduates working in the marine industry. You'll develop advanced technical skills and business applications.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024
  • January 2025


Our MTEC courses are delivered through a combination of:

  • distance learning materials
  • intensive schools

These courses allow a flexible approach to study in a supportive environment. They are part time and offer minimal disruption to your work responsibilities.

Our course material is highly relevant and practical for working in the marine industry. You'll reflect on the industrial relevance of the modules in relation to your work.

The Marine Technology Education Consortium deliver these courses. They are a consortium of leading UK universities. They teach one general and three specialist pathways leading to different awards:

  • Marine Technology: General (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)
  • Marine Technology: Marine Engineering (MSc, PGDip)
  • Marine Technology: Naval Architecture (MSc, PGDip)

The availability of these 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. The number will vary depending on the relevant stream and qualification. Each contain the following format:



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MSc, PGDip, PGCert

What you'll learn

Pre-school material


  • complete 50 hours of study. This enables you to revise and review essential material. This is so that the intensive school can run efficiently. This material will be available six to eight weeks before the intensive school
  • take a pre-school assignment (30% of the module mark). You'll submit this on the first day of the intensive school

A week-long intensive school

You'll have a contact time of 35 hours. This will include lectures, case studies, tutorials, presentations, discussions and visits. Academic and industrial tutors will take part.

You sit an examination (40% of the module mark) during this teaching week.

Post-school material

This pathway:

  • requires 15 hours of study
  • involves completion of a post school assignment (30% of the module mark). You'll submit this eight weeks after the intensive school
  • consolidates your learning on the module


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.

How you'll learn

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Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

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  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

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Distance Learning Co-Ordinator
School of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6718


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