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) Naval Architecture joint degree with the Singapore Institute of Technology can be found on the SIT website.
UCAS Code: 1207U
Duration: 2 years
This degree programme aims to develop 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 let you develop creative skills in an area of your choice.
Newcastle University has an international reputation for the quality of our graduates. They gain employment in many international companies. These include:
- Lloyds Register of Shipping
- American Bureau of Shipping
- Det Norske Veritas
Newcastle University and Singapore Institute of Technology have strong local industrial connections. We arrange placement opportunities with maritime companies in Singapore, such as Keppel and Sembawang.
For Teach-Out programme, please download MAST Singapore Programme 2016 for more details.
The Joint Degree Handbook will be uploaded in due course.
Contact the School of Engineering at Newcastle University.
This programme is directed towards the design, development and operation of ships and other marine vehicles.
You'll study principles that can be applied to vessels as diverse as ferries, giant oil tankers, tugs or warships including:
- response in a seaway
- MAR2101: Marine Dynamics
- MAR2108: Naval Architecture II
- MAR2110: Resistance & Propulsion I
- MAR2112: Engineering Applications
- MAR2113: Marine Production Management II
- MAR2115: Analytical Methods in Marine Technology
- MAR2116: Introduction to Business Management
- MAR2118: Marine Engineering II
- MAR2121: Marine Structures
In the second year of the programmes you'll do a project of your choice. You'll write a report that counts towards your final degree result. This allows you to explore in depth an area of special interest.
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
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 starts in September and ends in June.
It is divided into two semesters, each with 12 teaching weeks. There is an additional two weeks for assessment. There are short breaks for Christmas and Easter.
You study 120 credits in each year of the programmes. Every 10 credits is approximately 100 hours of total study time. This includes timetabled class hours and private study.
We teach our degree programmes through a combination of:
- practical work
- independent guided reading
You'll do coursework, including laboratory and computer work, throughout the two years. This demonstrates the practical applications of theory.
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.
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.
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.
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 student of National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University or Singapore Management University.