Want to study marine technology at Newcastle, but not studying maths or science A levels (or equivalent)? If so, our Foundation Year is just for you.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAA
IB: 37 points
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The foundation year develops the knowledge you need to progress to one of our four-year marine technology MEng degrees.
You will study topics such as:
- foundation mathematics
- applied mechanics
- material science
On successful completion of your foundation year you are guaranteed entry to an engineering degree programme at Newcastle.
Highlights of this degree
Who is this course for?Who is this course for?
If you don't have mathematics and/or science at the appropriate level to apply for our engineering degrees, this course is for you.
If you have proven ability in other subjects, it gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge you need to apply to an engineering degree here.
This course is also appropriate if you have technical or vocational qualifications or are from a different educational system.
What does it lead to?What does it lead to?
This course gives you the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three- or four-year Marine Technology degrees:
- Marine Technology with Marine Engineering BEng Honours (H504)
- Marine Technology with Marine Engineering MEng Honours (H501)
- Marine Technology with Naval Architecture BEng Honours (H502)
- Marine Technology with Naval Architecture MEng Honours (H503)
- Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering BEng Honours (H355)
- Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering MEng Honours (H356)
- Marine Technology with Small Craft Technology BEng Honours (H520)
- Marine Technology with Small Craft Technology MEng Honours (H524)
If you are not sure which engineering discipline you are interested in, you should apply for the general Engineering with Foundation Year degree.
This allows you to delay your choice of engineering discipline until the end of the foundation year.
BEng or MEng?BEng or MEng?
We offer engineering degrees at two levels - BEng and MEng. Both provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This is one of the most recognised international engineering qualifications.
Our Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees are a direct route to becoming chartered. You don't need to study any more qualifications after your degree to achieve chartered status.
Our BEng degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you'll need to complete further study, like an approved Master's degree.
Visit the Engineering Council's website for information about the benefits of becoming chartered.
About the SchoolAbout the School
At Newcastle, you will join a vibrant, global community of staff and students in the School of Marine Science and Technology.
To help you get the most out of university life, you'll have access to a range of support, including:
- a personal tutor throughout your degree
- a student mentor in your first year
You'll also benefit from our:
- networking opportunities, through the local joint branch of Naval Architects and the IMarEST, which is hosted in the School
- activities run by our student-run society, WetSOC, including socials, trips abroad, visits from employers and trips to conferences
- the opportunity to go on summer vacation trips, including visits to our marine campus in Singapore
Teaching and assessment
You'll learn from staff across various departments of our engineering and science schools.
You spend approximately 20 hours per week in taught classes. You also spend a further 20 hours attending tutorials and completing laboratory reports.
Assessment is by in-course assessment such as laboratory reports and tutorial exercises, or by examinations.
Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment methods, credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.
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Marine Technology with Foundation Year BEng Honours
Want to study marine technology at Newcastle, but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three-year marine technology BEng degrees.
Marine Technology with Marine Engineering MEng Honours
This professionally accredited four-year Marine Engineering MEng Honours degree includes a year of advanced study at Master's level, leading to Chartered Engineer status.
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