Your teaching modules operate in short 'intensive schools' with time after the module to complete the assignments, where applicable. They include input from industry experts; site visits; industry-based projects; teaching from other disciplines.
Teaching consists of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision covering a variety of topics in subsea engineering. The degree is taught using a mix of the academic staff from the School of Marine Science and Technology as well as visiting lecturers and experts from industry.
You will undertake a research project leading to a dissertation. This may be a critical review and/or computational or experimental project using the University's world leading testing facilities. The research project is supported by an academic supervisor and may be conducted with an industrial partner which, where appropriate, may be your employer.
Ten taught modules worth 120 credits are delivered in blocks through semester one and/or two. A dissertation or research project, worth 60 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters. To get an idea of how the course is taught in blocks, view the subsea-timetable-1415 (PDF: 19KB) from the 2014-2015 academic year.
Our 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.
You have access to dedicated facilities including a student common room; a computer laboratory; the Henri Kummerman Marine Resource Centre.
You also have access to a set of excellent testing facilities Newcastle Towing Tank; Wind, Wave and Current (WWC) Tank; U-Tube; Flow cell; Emmerson Cavitation Tunnel; Research Vessel The Princess Royal.
See online Prospectus.
You can apply until:
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12 months full time; 24-36 months part time
You need the following IELTS score:
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An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in the following engineering disciplines: mechanical; chemical; civil; matallurgical or materials; offshore; naval; electrical or marine. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a degree in a related subject not listed above, a lower or non-standard qualification.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5.
International applicants require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.
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