What will I learn?

Course overview

This degree provides a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer and focuses on all aspects of the design and operation of ships and other large floating structures. You'll gain a broad engineering knowledge enabling you to design safe, efficient and aesthetic ships.

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

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

  • ship design
  • marine structures
  • ship hydrodynamics

You'll become a confident expert in naval architecture, able to work on a huge variety of different concepts, which meet the latest global challenges to ensure goods and people are transported safely around the world and with minimum impact on the environment.

You'll benefit from hands-on experience with our experimental facilities, including a model-testing tank, extensive computing facilities and the largest commercial propeller test tunnel in the country.

Professional accreditation

This degree is professionally accredited by the Engineering Council through the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

This means future employers will recognise the quality of your degree because it meets high professional standards. It also means both our BEng and MEng degrees provide a pathway to becoming a chartered engineer, chartered scientist, chartered marine scientist or an incorporated engineer.

Teaching methods

Contact hours will be a combination of:

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

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering (Science Tech.)

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£25,200.00 (US$ 34,155) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 26. Students may be considered for first year entry with a GPA 3.2/4 in a High School Graduation Diploma. Students should have SAT Reasoning with 600 in each plus combination of SAT subject tests with 650 in each and AP tests with scores of 3. Students also considered for first year entry: GPA 2.8+ in an Associate of Arts and GPA 2.8+ in 1-2 years of US College or University (Advanced entry may be awarded if sufficient credit has been obtained in relevant subjects). This will be assessed on a case by case basis. Many of our courses require them to have a particular background in the subject they are applying to study. This is known as ‘pre-requisite’ knowledge. If required, they must evidence this knowledge via relevant AP tests, SAT Subject Tests, honors or college level classes. To study History BA Honours they must be able to demonstrate that they have pre-requisite knowledge of World History. The Specific grade requirements may vary depending on the individual course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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