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Newcastle University

Marine Technology with Foundation Year (4 years)

UCAS Code: J615

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

in any subjects excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE grade B or 6 in Mathematics and Physics (or Dual Award Science) required if not offered at A or AS level.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

In a relevant area of engineering or physical science. Must include at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and a further 15 level 3 credits at Merit or above. Grade B or 6 in GCSE Maths and Physics (or Dual Award Science) if not offered at a higher level.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2-D3,M2,M2

GCSE grade B or 6 in Mathematics and Physics (or Dual Award Science) required if not offered at a higher level.

If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we will vary our offer to recognise this.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35-34

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H3-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


Mathematics and Physics preferred at Higher Level but accepted at Ordinary Level Grade O3 if not offered at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD-DDM

in an engineering discipline, to include Distinction in Mathematical units and a minimum of Merit in analytical science units.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B-A,B,B

AAB in any subject at Advanced Higher. Mathematics and Physics required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade C in the Higher in Maths and Physics is required. Two Highers at the required grade (in different subjects to those offered at Advanced Higher) may replace a third Advanced Higher. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

128-160

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Marine technology

Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three-year marine technology BEng degrees. Studying 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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£21,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Engineering (Science Tech.)

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
med
Marine technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Maritime technology

Teaching and learning

64%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

47%
UK students
53%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
1%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Maritime technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,800
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

69%
Engineering professionals
5%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits within a very specialised subject area for the naval industries, and there aren't many students who take this subject each year. For those who did last year, jobs as engineers or ship officers were much the most common. As the UK has always been a seafaring nation, and the naval industry is still important here, starting salaries can be good (the average was £24,500 last year) and, surprise surprise, based in port towns, so this is great if you'd like to be near (or on!) the sea.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Marine technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£33k

£33k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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