Newcastle University

About the university

Newcastle University School of Engineering offers undergraduate and masters degrees in marine technology, including Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Small Craft Design, Offshore Engineering, Subsea Engineering and Pipeline engineering.  Newcastle has one of the world’s oldest schools of marine technology, with Naval Architecture first offered as a degree subject in 1902.  The Marine, Offshore and Subsea division of the School of Engineering currently has about 200 undergraduate students, 80 MSc students and 55 PhD students.

In addition to the marine-based engineering degrees, Newcastle University offers a Masters Degree in Marine Transport Management, with students studying shipping,  maritime economics and logistics.  This degree was originally developed to facilitate engineering undergraduates that sought to move into careers in shipping and logistics, rather than in the engineering sector, and has become the largest of the MSc streams.  The degree has developed to become a conversion course for graduates from all backgrounds and nationalities that are seeking a career in shipping and shipping services.  Their students now typically come with first degrees in business and economics-related disciplines, as well as marine technology.  They also cater for seafarers seeking to transition ashore, providing that they are suitably qualified to gain access to Newcastle University.

Newcastle University's typical cohort in Marine Transport is about 25 students per year, with students coming from all parts of the world to study with them.  This year’s cohort includes students from China, Taiwan, Turkey, Greece, Indonesia, Nigeria, Cyprus, UK, Netherlands, Spain and Poland.