Taught course

Marine Technology Education Consortium

Newcastle University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in engineering or a relevant subject with a strong quantitative component. Ideally you should have, or expect to achieve, a 2:1 honours degree. A 2:2 honours degree may be accepted depending on your individual marks profile.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MTEC courses are delivered through a combination of:

  • distance learning materials
  • intensive schools.

These courses allow a flexible approach to study in a supportive environment. They are part time and offer minimal disruption to your work responsibilities.

Our course material is highly relevant and practical for working in the marine industry. You'll reflect on the industrial relevance of the modules in relation to your work.

The Marine Technology Education Consortium deliver these courses. They are a consortium of leading UK universities. They teach one general and three specialist pathways leading to different awards:

  • Marine Technology: General (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)
  • Marine Technology: Marine Engineering (MSc, PGDip)
  • Marine Technology: Naval Architecture (MSc, PGDip).

The availability of these specialised pathways ensures that the course is tailored to suit your professional needs. The general MSc and Postgraduate Diploma is available for those seeking a broader-based study package.

Each pathway has compulsory modules. The number will vary depending on the relevant stream and qualification.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • CPD
    part time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Modules can also be taken on a Continuing Professional Development basis.

Course contact details

Distance Learning Co-Ordinator
+44 (0) 191 208 6718