The Marine Technology Education Consortium courses offer innovative and flexible training for graduates working in the marine industry. You will develop advanced technical skills and business applications. The courses are part time and offer minimal disruption to your work responsibilities.
Delivered through a combination of distance learning materials and intensive schools, our course allows a flexible approach to study in a supportive environment. Our course material is highly relevant and practical for working in the marine industry. You will be encouraged to reflect on the industrial relevance of the modules in relation to your work.
The courses are operated by the Marine Technology Education Consortium (MTEC), a consortium of four UK universities.
The availability of one general and three 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, but the number will vary depending on the relevant stream and qualification. Each contain the following format:
The Marine Technology Education Consortium delivers one general and three specialist pathways leading to different awards:
Modules on the MSc and PGDip are accredited jointly by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Engineering Council.
This gives you an additional benchmark of quality to your degree, making you more attractive to graduate employers. It can also open the door to higher-level jobs, most of which require Chartered Engineer status.
You have access to University facilities throughout the course including:
The MSc Marine Technology is an innovative flexible training course designed to provide the marine industry within the UK with graduates who have the necessary skills and training in advanced technologies, management, business and IT. You will be able to provide the necessary leadership and vision to maintain and enhance the industry’s knowledge base and improve competitiveness. Please note that this degree is awarded by Newcastle University.
The MSc Marine Technology course is run by a consortium of four UK universities recognised for their excellence in marine technology education and research: Newcastle, Strathclyde, Southampton and University College London. Normally all students are in full-time, marine-sectored employment.
The course will provide you with advanced technical and managerial techniques that can be applied in the marine industry and enable you to take on major responsibility early in your career. Please note that this degree is awarded by Newcastle University.
There are eight streams: Classification and Survey; Conversion and Repair; Defence; General stream; Marine Engineering; Naval Architecture; Offshore Marine Renewable Engineering; and Small Craft Design.
Marine Technology is one of the pathways offered in the Sustainable Engineering programme.
The course is designed for experienced or newly qualified engineers in:
This flexible programme combines study in specialist, advanced engineering technologies underpinned with training in sustainability. The programme has been developed with direct industrial involvement to provide you with a solid understanding of modern, sustainable engineering. As well as gaining an understanding of how sustainable engineering applies to Marine Technology, this programme will also provide you with key transferable skills to aid your employability.
The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME), a leading institution in Scotland, offers excellent teaching and research facilities in naval architecture, ocean and marine engineering, which expands your career opportunities in naval architecture, marine, offshore oil and gas industry.
Studying at least three generic modules will meet the key requirements to attain Chartered Engineer status.
You must take three specialist modules if you are studying for the Postgraduate Certificate and up to five if you are studying for a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.
Successful completion of six modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate.
You’ll work with a group of students from different pathways of the Sustainable Engineering programme. You’ll produce sustainable solutions to real-life industry problems. This project will include site visits, field trips and progress reports to industry partners.
Successful completion of eight modules and the group project leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.
MSc students will study a selected topic in depth and submit a thesis.
Successful completion of eight modules, the group project and an individual project leads to the award of an MSc.
We have excellent teaching facilities including:
Studying at least three generic modules will meet the key requirements to attain Chartered Engineer status.
NAOME supports and promotes students in various competitions and awards, from cash bursaries for top performing students to the highest of awards from international organisations.
In recent years students from NAOME have been triumphant in the following high profile competitions:
There are two teaching semesters of 11 weeks each.
Each year about 15 experts from the industry give talks and seminars on wide-ranging topics. Industrial visits are made to a variety of companies.
You’re required to attend an induction prior to the start of the course.
There are two types of method for module assessment. One is course work assessment only, the other is examination assessment. For examined modules the final assessment mark consists of 30-40% course work and 60-70% examination.
As a graduate you’re prepared for a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in the marine and related industries. These include:
The course is only available to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents of Singapore.
This Marine Technology course is for maritime professionals working full time in Singapore. Our dynamic course responds to the challenges and demands of the global maritime sector.
This course develops technical and managerial techniques essential to the global maritime sector. You will study key topics including:
-Advanced marine engineering design
-Marine project management
-Marine systems identification, modelling and control
-Regulatory framework for the marine industry
-Surveying ships and offshore installations
-Advanced subsea and pipeline engineering
-Advanced marine design
-Advanced offshore technology
-Mooring riser and drilling system
This course involves a mixture of online learning and face-to-face learning (blended learning) delivered in Singapore.
Each taught module consists of 100 notional study hours. 35 hours are at the intensive school. You will need to read and complete course work during your non-intensive study. Each module takes two months and you will undertake a five taught modules per year.
Pre-school materials are provided for you to review what will be taught and so that you get the most out of the intensive school. The pre-school materials are made available four weeks prior to the intensive school.
A typical school includes:
You will sit an examination during this intensive teaching week. It is worth 60% of the module mark.
Post-school materials include an assignment worth 40% of the module mark. You will submit this four weeks after the school. This consolidates your learning on a module. You must achieve a mark of 50% or more to pass.
The Marine Engineering MSc is concerned with the design, analysis and operation of machinery and systems for merchant and naval ships and submarines. The programme covers a wide range of engineering subjects relevant to the development and procurement of marine engineering, and the programme features two parallel mechanical and electrical streams.
The programme comprises study in analysis and design of propulsive systems and auxiliary equipment for the latest compliant marine vessel designs as well as the use of computers in advanced engineering analysis. Students develop an understanding of elements of engineering, alongside the skills necessary to apply their knowledge in a systematic and effective manner in a group ship design exercise and an individual project.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme offers two parallel streams, mechanical and electrical.
The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), two options (30 credits), a ship design exercise (45 credits) and an independent project (45 credits).
All students complete a ship design exercise, working on the design of a specific vessel, and undertake an independent research project which is either analytical or design, build and test in nature.
Teaching and learning
This dynamic programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, coursework exercises and case studies. The taught modules are assessed through formal examination and coursework, the ship design exercise is assessed through a report and oral presentations, and the individual project is assessed through a report and presentation. Visits to the marine industry are also offered.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Marine Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical Options) MSc
The Marine Engineering MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) and Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer for a period of five years, from the 2017 student cohort intake onwards.There is currently a global shortage of well-qualified marine engineers and consequently the job prospects are good.
Recent career destinations for this degree
Delivered by leading researchers and academics from across UCL, students will have plenty of opportunities to network and keep abreast of emerging ideas. Collaborating with companies and bodies such as the Ministry of Defence and industry leaders such as BAE Systems and Rolls Royce is key to our success and we will encourage students to develop networks through the programme itself and through the department’s careers programme, which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. We are unique in having a close relationship with the UK MoD as well Commercial Shipping companies and students benefit through industrial lectures, ship design projects and individual projects. We equip our graduates with the skills and confidence needed to play a creative and leading role in the professional and research community.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
Despite being part of a central city campus university, UCL Mechanical Engineering has excellent laboratories, including engine labs and a wave tank.
This MSc has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), Royal Navy, Canadian and other navies for the advanced training of their marine engineers. It also receives students from many other major maritime nations. Run in parallel with the Naval Architecture MSc, students from both programmes work together on a comprehensive and unique ship design exercise.
The department has an international reputation for excellence and is funded by numerous bodies including the Royal Society, the Leverhulme Trust, UK MoD, BAE Systems, US Naval Research (ONR).
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Mechanical Engineering
90%: Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering subjects; 95%: General Engineering subjects rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.