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Newcastle University

Marine Technology with Naval Architecture

UCAS Code: H503
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Naval architecture
  • Maritime technology
Student score
Not Available
69% MED
% employed or in further study
Not Available
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
Not Available
£25.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Mathematics and (Physics or Chemistry or Further Mathematics).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

Mathematics, and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or another Maths required.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

Mathematics and at least one of Physics or Chemistry required at Higher Level grade 6 or above. Physics required at Standard Level grade 5 or above if not offered at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our professionally accredited four-year Naval Architecture MEng Honours degree focuses on the engineering behind the design, structure, operation and management of ships and other marine vehicles. It includes a fourth year of advanced-level study, during which you work in a group ship design challenge, which may be set by industry.


Stage 1: All students take a common stage 1. Stage 2: Marine engineering; dynamics and production technology; naval architecture; marine structures; resistance and propulsion; mathematics; computing; management. Stage 3: Individual design project and report; marine design; marine production technology; marine structures. Stage 4: Combined group project and report; maritime economics; marine engineering.

Newcastle University

Newcastle Campus

Newcastle University is home to a cosmopolitan community, offering a first-class student experience in Britain's number one student city. A member of the Russell Group, the university is ranked among the best in the world according to Times Higher rankings. Our Union building has undergone an £8m refurbishment, now home to outstanding social and learning facilities.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 75%
Student score 69% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
55% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
37% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
410 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25.8k MED
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are senior officers in protective services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. Those who do, tend to go to work as marine engineers or ship officers. As the UK has always been a seafaring nation, and the naval industry is still important here, starting salaries can be good and, surprise surprise, based in port towns, so this is great if you'd like to be near (or on!) the sea.
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