Our Technology in the Marine Environment MRes provides research training, supervision and collaboration to international standards in the topics covered by the marine technology research groups.
The MRes breaks down into approximately 40% taught modules and 60% research in collaboration with an industrial partner.
Your research project will normally be in one of the areas addressed by the marine technology research groups:
-Marine Hydrodynamics and Structures
-Marine Design, Production and Operations
-Sustainable Maritime Engineering
-New Energy Infrastructure
Depending on your previous academic training and the requirements of the project, you may receive formal instruction through taught modules in important areas.
The substantial marine technology research community, including 50 research students, 140 MSc students, six-10 post-doctoral students, six technicians and 16 full-time academic staff, provides you with opportunities to progress your career, whether in industry or academia.
Our annual Postgraduate Research Conference provides you with an opportunity to share research experience and practise vital presentation skills.
We hold joint meetings of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). You are invited to join these meetings as they offer vital insight into the workings of professional bodies.
Our research students have been very successful at finding employment across a wide range of sectors. Professional institutes hold Newcastle research degrees in high regard when assessing work applications.
AccreditationOur course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Engineering Council. This means that you are automatically recognised as satisfying the educational requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations in over 90 countries.
IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.
Our accreditations give 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.
PlacementsLeading industrial organisations in the Marine and Renewables sector sponsor many research projects. Other projects involve collaboration between Newcastle and other institutions.
Recent partnerships and collaborations include International Paint, Lloyds Register and BAE Systems.
FacilitiesYou have access to a wealth of excellent facilities within the School of Marine Science and Technology, including extensive laboratories such as the:
-Emerson Cavitation Tunnel
-Princess Royal, a versatile twin-hulled locally designed and built vessel supported by a dedicated shore station at Blyth Harbour