Newcastle University in Singapore

BEng Honours in Offshore Engineering

BEng Honours in Offshore Engineering


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

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

UCAS Code: 1206U
Duration: 2 years


This degree programme aimed at developing engineers who have a strong fascination in the design, development and operation of:

  • marine systems
  • vehicles
  • other floating structures

The final-year project and optional modules in Year two let you 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 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.

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 geared to the demands of the offshore engineering industry. It has a solid basis in engineering fundamentals.

It will enable you to design and produce fixed and floating offshore oil and gas production installations. You'll also learn to produce the craft that service these and other offshore resources.

Year one

Compulsory modules

Year two

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

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 starts in September and ends in June. 

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

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:

  • lectures
  • tutorials 
  • 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.


You'll have the same examination periods and the same Examination Boards as the students studying in Newcastle.

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 student of National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University or Singapore Management University.