h501 - Marine Technology w Marine Engineering MEng

Marine Technology with Marine Engineering MEng Honours

UCAS Code: H501 (full time: 4 Years)

Course Overview

This professionally accredited four-year Marine Engineering MEng Honours degree includes a year of advanced study at Master's level, leading to Chartered Engineer status.


Students working on a marine technology project.

At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
MEng Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 34 points

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The first three years of this degree follow the same programme as our Marine Engineering BEng Honours degree.

It focuses on the engineering systems that keep a ship running, from the main propulsion engines to the auxiliary machinery.

It includes a fourth year of Master's-level study, in which you study advanced specialist modules such as:

  • ship performance at sea
  • marine power systems
  • marine condition monitoring

You'll work as part of an interdisciplinary team to complete an extensive group project in your fourth year.

This develops your technical expertise and equips you with professional-standard skills which lead directly to Chartered Engineer status. 

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Course Details

Modules for 2019 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2019 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change 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). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2020 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2020).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.


    Entry Requirements

    All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

    If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

    The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our Admissions Policy (PDF: 71 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.


    Marine Technology careers

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

    There is a steady demand for degree-qualified marine experts, in UK-based and multinational companies, including:

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

    With a marine technology degree from Newcastle University you are excellently placed to develop your career in an exciting direction, either within the marine industry, or in other disciplines such as mechanical engineering, finance and management. A number of our students also go on to postgraduate study to pursue research into new technologies.

    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

    The development of deep-water oil and gas recovery has increased demand for engineers specialising in the design and operation of offshore vessels and processing plants. Offshore renewable energy generation is also an emerging specialisation.

    Each year an increasing number of our graduates also enter careers in the design and manufacture of yachts, luxury cruisers and high-speed passenger craft.

    We organise a marine careers fair every year, attracting large graduate recruiters, alongside smaller engineering companies, including:

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

    Visit our dedicated website – www.onshoreandatsea.wordpress.com – for information on work placements and graduate opportunities.

    Find out more about the career options for graduates from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

    What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

    See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

    The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

    Careers and employability at Newcastle

    Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

    96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

    Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

    Fees & Funding



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    UCAS codes for Newcastle University

    • institution name - NEWC
    • institution code - N21

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