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Marine Technology FAQs

If you’re interested in studying Marine Technology at Newcastle but you’re not quite sure yet that it’s right for you, we’ve got some FAQs that might help make up your mind…

What if I don’t have the right qualifications?

Don’t worry. We offer a Foundation Year in marine technology. It is a year-long course to equip you with the maths and science knowledge you’ll need to progress to one of our degrees.

What careers can it lead to?

You’ll be well prepared for a career in the marine industry, mechanical engineering, management, surveying, research and policy development. A lot of our graduates go on to work in the ship and offshore construction industries. Many roles are based in multinational companies, leading to an international career.

Why is professional accreditation so important?

Studying a professionally accredited degree fast tracks your progress to Chartered Engineer status, one of the most recognised professional qualifications worldwide. It means employers will recognise the quality of your degree because we meet the high standards expected by the industry.

Do I need to have marine work experience to apply?

No. We know that not everyone has access to the sea or a marine organisation. But we do look for a demonstrable interest in the subject. For example, let us know on your personal statement if you enjoy sailing or other outdoor sports. Tell us what inspired you to apply.

For more help with your personal statement check out our top tips for Marine Tech personal statements.

What facilities make Newcastle special?

We have fantastic facilities to help develop your practical skills and knowledge. We’ve got a cavitation tunnel for testing propellers, a 37-metre towing tank for ship experiments, and a wind-wave-current tank for simulating the complete marine environment.

And if you love all things marine, you’ll be able to indulge your interests on the wonderful local coastline, just 25 minutes’ away by Metro.

Are there any sponsorship opportunities?

Our degrees are also eligible for DTUS sponsorship, which is a Ministry of Defence scheme for students who hope to enter the engineering or technical branches of the armed services after graduation.

Marine engineers apply their expertise to everything from cargo ships and racing yachts to offshore wind turbines. If you think this sounds like you – fast tracking your progress to an engineering career in the international maritime industry – then check out our detailed degree information online.

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