MSc Marine Technology (International) - Singapore

General information

The Marine Technology (International) - Singapore course is for maritime professionals working full time in Singapore. This dynamic course responds to the challenges and demands of the global maritime sector. It develops technical and managerial techniques essential to the global maritime sector. 

This course involves a mixture of distance learning and week-long intensive schools delivered in Singapore. Each taught module consists of 100 notional study hours, of which 35 hours are at the intensive school. Reading and course work is provided for your non-intensive study. Each module takes a maximum of two months and you will normally be required to undertake a minimum of five taught modules per year. Individual modules (except the dissertation) can be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Each one week intensive school runs from Saturday to Saturday and includes a range of lectures, case studies, tutorials, presentations, discussions and visits. You will sit an examination (40% of the module mark) during this intensive teaching week. Each week is generally structured:

  • Saturday 14:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Monday to Friday 18:30 to 21:30
  • Saturday 14:00 to 18:00

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Marine Engineering Design
  • Marine Project Management
  • Marine Systems Identification, Modelling and Control
  • The Regulatory Framework for the Marine Industry
  • Surveying Ships and Offshore Installations
  • Advanced Subsea and Pipeline Engineering
  • Advanced Marine Design
  • Advanced Offshore Technology
  • Advanced Hydrodynamics
  • Mooring Riser and Drilling Systems
  • Dissertation
Contact Person: Postgraduate Secretary (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0715 - Machinery and operators", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


Venue: Newcastle University
Newcastle, United Kingdom

School of Marine Science and Technology
Armstrong Building, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, United Kingdom.



2016-2017 fees. Contact the School for details about the fees.
Update: If you’re an EU student you will pay the UK (Home) rate of tuition fees for the full duration of your course, if you start in 2016 or 2017.


Degree Requirements 
A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a marine technology subject or relevant engineering subject. Relevant experience is desirable, although not essential.

Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Application Procedure:

Contact us for details on how to apply.

Grant Opportunities:

Funding opportunities. Maritime Cluster Fund support for tuition fees

You can receive financial support from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) if you choose to study the MSc. Funding is available from the MPA's Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF).

The MCF can support 70% of your tuition fee in Singapore dollars (excluding goods and services tax), subject to a funding cap.

How to apply and eligibility criteria are available on the MPA website under certifiable courses. You need to apply at least 30 daysbefore the course starts.

More information on fees & funding


Accreditation. 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. On graduation you will have satisfied the educational requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

The RINA is an internationally renowned professional institution. Members work in all levels of design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA span over 90 countries. They include industry, universities and colleges and maritime organisations.

IMarEST brings together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.

Our accreditations give you a benchmark of quality to your degree. They make you more attractive to graduate employers. It can also open the door to higher-level jobs that need CEng status.


Academic level: Master, Lifelong Learning


You will sit an examination during this intensive teaching week. It is worth 40% of the module mark. Post-school materials include an assignment worth 60% of the module mark. You will submit this four weeks after the school. This consolidates your learning on a module. You must achieve a mark of 50% or more to pass.

Qualification: Master of Science
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