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Marine Technology Education Consortium - MSc/PGDip/PGCert

  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Environmental Sciences

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    Part time: normally 24 months; maximum 60 months

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    See Fees and Funding page in Course info:
    website

  • Last Updated

    19 July 2018

Course content

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:

  • Pre-school material - this requires 50 hours of study and enables you to revise and review essential material so that the intensive school can be run effectively. This material is made available six to eight weeks prior to the intensive school. You take a pre-school assignment (30% of the module mark) which is submitted on the first day of the intensive school.
  • A week-long intensive school - this will have a contact time of 35 hours and will include lectures, case studies, tutorials, presentations, discussions and visits. Academic and industrial tutors will be involved. You sit an examination (40% of the module mark) during this teaching week.
  • Post-school material - this requires 15 hours of study and involves completion of a post school assignment (30% of the module mark) submitted eight weeks after the intensive school. This consolidates your learning on the module.

Pathway

Pathway

The Marine Technology Education Consortium delivers one general and three specialist pathways leading to different awards:

  • Marine Technology (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)
  • Marine Technology: Marine Engineering (MSc, PGDip)
  • Marine Technology: Naval Architecture (MSc, PGDip)
  • Marine Technology: Offshore Marine Renewable Energy (MSc, PGDip).

Accreditation

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.

Facilities

You have access to University facilities throughout the course including:


Visit the Marine Technology Education Consortium - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

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