Newcastle University in Singapore

BEng Honours in Marine Engineering

BEng Honours in Marine Engineering


This is a two-year programme. You can convert Diploma-level or similar qualifications to a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.

Details on our new BEng (Hons) Marine Engineering joint degree with the Singapore Institute of Technology can be found on the SIT website.

All of our degrees are accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology, and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.


This degree programme develops engineers who have a strong fascination in the design, development and operation of marine systems, vehicles and other floating structures.

The final-year project and optional modules in Year two provide an opportunity to develop creative skills in an area of your choice.

Course content

Find out about the course modules, how the programme is taught, and how to apply.

Employment opportunities

Newcastle has an international reputation for the quality of their graduates. They gain employment in many international companies, such as:

  • Lloyds Register of Shipping
  • American Bureau of Shipping,
  • Det Norske Veritas

Newcastle University and SIT have strong local industrial connections. We arrange placement opportunities with maritime companies in Singapore, such as Keppel and Sembawang.

Further information

For Teach-Out programme, please download MAST Singapore Programme 2016 for more details.

The Joint Degree Programme handbook will be uploaded in due course.

Contact the School of Engineering at Newcastle University.


This programme is concerned with engineering challenges specific to the marine environment.

You'll take courses on the propulsion and auxiliary machinery of ships, and the power and control systems of other marine constructions. This includes:

  • oil platforms
  • sub-sea systems
  • underwater and offshore vehicles

Year one

Compulsory modules

Year two

Research project

In the second year you'll do a research project of your choice. You'll write a report, allowing you to explore in depth an area of special interest. This counts towards your final degree result. 

Previous topics have included:

  • advanced propulsion systems
  • performance monitoring of ships
  • environmental management systems
  • sea-keeping of semi-submersibles
  • offshore support vehicles
  • technical comparison of a selected design

Compulsory modules

Teaching and Assessment

Our academics are experts in their field. They're involved in research that is applied in the teaching environment.

The academic year is aligned with the academic year in Newcastle. It starts in September and ends in June. 

The academic year is divided into two semesters with an assessment period at the end of each.

We have the same examination periods and the same Examination Boards as the students studying in Newcastle.


We teach our degree programmes through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical work. This is supplemented by independent guided reading. 

Coursework is important to emphasise the practical applications of the theory. This includes laboratory and computer work. 

You'll gain first-hand experience of your field. You'll visit a range of organisations to see the applications of marine technology. Organisations include marine production facilities, offshore rigs and platform building sites.


You study 120 credits in each year of the programme. Every 10 credits is approximately 100 hours of total study time. This includes timetabled class hours and private study.

Assessment generally happens at the end of each semester. This minimises the pressure of end-of-year examinations. Assessment is a mixture of written, practical and continuous assessment.

How to Apply

Find out how to apply for this programme, and what the entrance requirements are.

To apply for this programme visit the Singapore Institute of Technology website.

Entrance requirements

You need a Diploma from one of the following Polytechnics in Singapore:

  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Temasek Polytechnic

This is a requirement for all applicants, regardless of nationality.

Other applicants

If you're a final semester polytechnic student, you can apply. 

You'll need to show your first five semesters' results within the stipulated timeframe. 

You'll then have to upload your sixth semester result when you receive it. This is proof that you've graduated from your Diploma course.

You can also apply if you're a former or current students of National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University or Singapore Management University.