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H355 - Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering

Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering

BEng Honours

  • UCAS code: H355
  • Full time
  • 3 years
  • Next start date: September 2020

This professionally accredited Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering equips you with the knowledge to take on some of the key challenges of today, including the development of offshore renewable energy and ultra-deep water operations.

Fees (per year)

  • UK/EU: £9250
  • International: £22800

Entry requirements

  • A Level: ABB
  • IB: 32 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21
Work placement opportunity Professional accreditation

Course overview

This degree provides a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer and focuses on the design and operation of fixed and floating structures which service the offshore energy industry. You'll gain knowledge of key engineering skills that offshore engineers apply to industry-specific problems and use to design the latest technologies for application in shallow and deep-water ocean environments.

You’ll learn from research-active professors from across the globe, bringing their cutting-edge ideas into the classroom and our specialist facilities.

After learning the fundamentals of marine technology, you'll move on to specialist offshore engineering modules such as:

  • offshore design
  • marine structures
  • offshore engineering

You'll gain the ability to design and produce fixed and floating offshore oil and gas production installations, and the crafts which service them.

BEng or MEng?

Both our BEng and MEng degrees provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer. This is one of the most recognisable international engineering qualifications.

Our MEng degrees are a direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You don’t need to study any more qualifications after your degree to work towards chartered status.

Our three-year BEng degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you’ll need to complete further study, such as an approved master’s degree.

Transfer from a BEng to an MEng degree is possible up to the end of Stage 3 if you achieve the appropriate academic standard.

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Additional information

Flexible degree structure

All Marine Technology students study the same topics for the first two years, this means transfer between marine technology degree specialisms is also possible up to the end of Stage 2.

Quality and ranking

We have a long tradition of excellence in teaching, recognised in many external surveys and assessments, but also by our own students.

Our commitment to teaching quality and an excellent student experience is reflected through our results in national and international student satisfaction surveys.

Professional accreditation

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.

Modules and learning

Modules

The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage. 

Our teaching is informed by research, and course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

You'll study engineering in a marine context right from your very first year, through specialist topics such as naval architecture; marine engineering; materials in the marine environment; and marine mechanics.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Electrical Engineering I (for MAR) 10
Engineering Mathematics I 20
Marine Statistics 5
Marine Mechanics 20
Marine Engineering I 20
Applications of Engineering 10
Naval Architecture 20
Marine Production Management I 5
Materials in the Marine Environment 10

You'll gain a firm foundation in engineering principles covering topics in core subjects, including thermodynamics, mathematics and engineering, which we relate to the broad scope of marine technology.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Electrical Engineering II 10
Accounting, Finance and Law for Engineers 10
Engineering Mathematics II 10
Further Naval Architecture 20
Marine Engineering II 20
Ship Hydrodynamics 20
Applications of Engineering II 10
Marine Structures I 20

You'll continue with core modules to develop your knowledge of the essentials of the subject. You'll study specialist modules including offshore design; marine structures; and offshore engineering. You'll also complete an offshore engineering-focused individual project where you can research in-depth a subject of your choice.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Marine Transport Business 10
Future Marine Projects 10
Offshore Design 20
Marine Structures II 10
Offshore Engineering 20
Project and Report in Offshore Engineering 40
Marine Production Management 10

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

Contact hours will be a combination of:

  • lectures
  • seminars from invited speakers in industry and academia
  • practical work

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Coursework

  • Examinations – practical or online

Skills and experience

Practical skills

You'll gain hands-on experience using our diesel engine research laboratories, where you can produce prototype equipment in-house. You'll have access to state-of-the-art labs and fantastic facilities, many of which are unique to Newcastle University.

We recognise the importance of first-hand experience and organise a variety of visits during your studies. This ensures that you see the application of marine technology in a range of organisations, including local and national marine production facilities, offshore rigs and platform-building sites.

Chat to a student

I chose Newcastle because of its rating as one of the best marine technology courses, and the lecturers are published in many well-known journals.

Serena, Marine Technology student

Opportunities

Work placement

Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 2 and 3.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Placements are subject to availability.

Find out more about work placements

Facilities and environment

Facilities

You'll be part of the School of Engineering and you'll learn in state-of-the-art labs and fantastic facilities, many of which are unique to Newcastle University. You'll have access to our:

  • unique large-scale laboratories to help you learn and understand concepts taught in class
  • £1m Research Vessel, The Princess Royal
  • cavitation tunnel to test models of propellers, submarines and more
  • towing tank to conduct ship model experiments
  • combined wind, wave and current tank to experience modelling of the full offshore environment
  • hydrodynamics laboratory with wave-making and electronic recording equipment
  • engineering laboratories, which include facilities to test diesel engines
  • dedicated computer cluster running specialist marine design software
  • specialist technical library and archive

Support

At Newcastle, you'll join a vibrant, global community of staff and students in the School of Engineering.

To support you in your studies, all new students entering year 1 or year 2 receive:

  • a tablet so you can download the online learning resources you’ll need for your course (helping us to make our campus more sustainable)
  • a start-up pack containing essential personal protective equipment and text books.

You'll have the support of an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree to help with academic and personal issues.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have, when starting university.

Your future

Join a network of successful graduates

You'll benefit from our strong industrial links with:

  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Babcock
  • BP
  • BAE Systems
  • the Royal Navy

Recent graduates have taken up roles such as:

  • ship broker
  • technical engagement engineer

Be part of a thriving sector

The marine technology sector is currently thriving worldwide and in many areas there are acute shortages of skilled personnel.

UK-based and multinational companies have a demand for degree-qualified:

  • marine engineers
  • naval architects
  • experts in computer-aided design
  • engineering specialists
  • production specialists and managers
  • surveyors
  • research and policy development

A large proportion of Marine Technology graduates find employment in:

  • the ship and offshore construction industry
  • shipping and offshore companies
  • government departments
  • classification societies
  • regulatory agencies and consultancy firms
  • offshore renewable energy generation

The development of deep-water oil and gas recovery has increased demand for specialists in the design and operation of offshore vessels and processing plants.

An increasing number of graduates enter careers in the design and manufacture of yachts, luxury cruisers and high-speed passenger craft.

A number of our students also go on to postgraduate study and research into new technologies.

Make a difference

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Careers support

You'll be given networking opportunities through our close connections to industry and professional marine organisations. We also organise a marine careers fair every year, attracting graduate recruiters such as Lloyd’s Register, Babcock, BP, BAE Systems and the Royal Navy.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ inititiative.

Visit our Careers Service website

Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme

This degree is approved by DTUS, a Ministry of Defence sponsorship programme for students who wish to join the Royal Navy, British Army, RAF, or Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) as technical officers after graduation. 

Find out more about the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme

Additional information

Singapore study option (international students)

Working with the Singapore Institute of Technology, Newcastle University offers full-time BEng Honours degrees in Singapore, in:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Naval Architecture

These provide international students with the opportunity to study marine technology subjects from Newcastle University in Singapore.

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

A Level

ABB

International Baccalaureate

32 points

Other UK qualifications

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

PARTNERS

The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle University’s supported entry route for students from schools and colleges in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. 

Visit the PARTNERS website

Entrance courses (INTO)

International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

Additional information

Advice on maths and science requirements

If you don’t think you will have the exact mathematics and science qualifications referred to in our entry requirements by the time you need them, you may not be sure what to do.

  • If you have a maths qualification but will not have it at A Level (or equivalent) when you start your degree, you should apply for the relevant degree with Foundation Year. We may give you the opportunity to take the Newcastle University Pre-Entry Maths Course* and the option to start in Year 1 if we think that this will be the best route for you.
  • If you have A Level Maths (or equivalent) already but not at the required grade, you should contact us for advice. We may decide that you could be considered for Foundation Year entry, or it may be that this course is not the best option for you.
  • If you will not have the equivalent of an A Level in the science subject (if any) required, you should apply for the relevant degree with Foundation Year.

If you are still not sure, don’t worry. Whatever you apply for, our Admissions Tutors will help you decide which is the best route for you. They may, therefore, make you an offer for a different course from the one you apply for (eg Foundation Year entry instead of Year 1 entry).

*The Newcastle University Pre-Entry Maths Course aims to provide the requisite mathematical skills and concepts needed on our engineering, maths and physics degree courses and to prepare students for the modes of learning they will encounter. The materials for the course are delivered electronically and include opportunities to practise your skills. You study the materials in your own time and, when you are ready, you book your exam with the Engineering School to which you have applied. A fee of £150 is payable at the time of booking the exam or shortly before the date set for examination.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (per year)

UK Students

£9250

International Students

£22800

The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by the UK government.

As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).

The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

Year abroad and additional costs

For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year. 

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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Scholarships

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How to apply

Apply through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:

  • the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
  • the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
  • the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

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