mtec@work Programme

General information

mtec @work is a consortium of four UK universities recognised for their excellence in marine technology education and research. The universities involved are Newcastle, Strathclyde, Southampton and UCL. The programme offers innovative, flexible postgraduate training, designed specifically for graduates working in the marine industry.

The programme flexibility allows graduates and their employers to choose the programme most suited to their needs and ensure that they complete all modules with the 3/5 year allowance. The programme offers a range of modules which can be combined to achieve degree awards. Programmes available are MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and CPD modules.

Modules are part-time and delivered by a combination of distance learning material (notes, textbook, websites), lectures, seminars, design exercises.and one week intensive 'schools'. Each module has a credit rating of 10 points and requires 100 hours study time. There are twenty six modules in total and these are divided into 3 categories: Foundation modules, Core modules and Specialist/Optional modules.

In order to achieve postgraduate qualifications, the following credit levels must be achieved:

  • MSc 180 credits (10 modules + 80 credit project)
  • Postgraduate Diploma 120 credits (8 modules + 40 credit project)
  • Postgraduate Certificate 60 credits (6 modules)

There are 8 technology streams available for those completing the MSc or Postgraduate Diploma: Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Offshore Engineering, Small Craft Design, Classification and Survey, Conversion and Repair, Defence and Offshore Marine Renewable Energy.

Foundation Modules Specialist modules
Naval Architecture  The regulatory framework for the marine industry
Optimisation in engineering design
Marine Engineering Advanced structural design and analysis
Advanced marine engineering design
Core modules  Marine systems identification, modelling and control
Maritime economics Marine electrical and electronic systems
Drilling and production processes
Design of fixed and floating offshore systems
Marine project management Pipelines, moorings, umbilicals and risers
De-commissioning and re-use of offshore structures
Lightweight structural design
Risk, reliability and safety Working craft design
Surveying ships and offshore installations
Warship concept design
Structural and material response to the marine environment Marine Renewable Energy: Sources and Recovery
Renewable Energy: Policy, Politics and Ethics
Renewable Energy: Resources

The programme provides graduates with practical, flexible, supported training leading to recognised qualifications. The programme offers organisations the opportunity to develop and motivate key staff with minimum time disruption.

The flexibility of the programme allows graduates and their employers to choose the programme most suited to their needs. This innovative flexible training programme offers a range of modules which can be combined to achieve degree awards.

Modules are delivered by a combination of distance learning material and one week intensive 'schools'. Each module has a credit rating of 10 points and requires 100 hours study time.

Students on the MTEC programme can use a system called 'Blackboard' which is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This is a web based course delivery and management system and allows students to gain access to course materials and communicate with tutors and their peers via a discussion board system.

Objective:

The aim of this programme is to meet the needs of both graduates and their employers. This scheme will provide graduates with the advanced technical and managerial skills needed to enhance innovation and business competitiveness. New and emerging technologies will be taught in conjunction with business and management applications.

Contact Person: MTEC Programme Administrator (mtec@ncl.ac.uk)

Content

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

0715 - Machinery and operators", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0312 - Policy and governance", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions", "0716 - Naval engineering", "0031 - Project management

Venue

Venue: Newcastle University (Contact University)
Newcastle, United Kingdom

Application


Cost:

The fees are charged on a 'per module' basis and therefore the total cost of any postgraduate qualification will be phased over the time taken to complete the programme.

Please note that the fees include pre and post school material, the intensive week school, marking, support and project supervision (where appropriate). Please note that these fees do not include accommodation or travel.

  • MSc: £10.000
  • Postgraduate Diploma: £7.700
  • Postgraduate Certificate: £5.400
  • Individual CPD modules: £1.000

MSc 10 modules @ £900 each + £1,000 project fee
Diploma 8 modules @ £900 each + £500 project fee
Certificate 6 modules @ £900 each.


Prerequisites:

A second class Bachelor Honours Degree in Marine Technology or a relevent engineering subject. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.


Application Procedure:

Applications are accepted all year round. You need to fill in the downloadable application form and email to mtec@ncl.ac.uk. You will also need to attach copies of your qualifications and your CV.


Grant Opportunities:

The Crown Estate Bursaries
The Crown Estate are offering substantial funding support to MTEC students who decide to undertake the Offshore Marine Renewable Energy stream of the programme.  Successful students will be offered a bursary of £3600 towards tuition fees for the programme. The Crown Estate are also offering project bursaries to students who undertake an MSc project that is of a particular interest to the renewable energy industry. 

The Panasonic Trust Awards
The aim of the Panasonic Trust Award is to 'encourage the updating and retraining of qualified engineers, particularly in new engineering developments and in new technologies'. The Panasonic Trust is administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The MTEC programme has been approved for Panasonic Trust Awards.


Regulations:

The programme and all CPD modules are accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Awards can only be offered by Newcastle University or the University of Southampton.  The Institution in which the student receives project supervision will be the institution that offers the award.

The Institutions have come together to deliver a joint programme, however the awards will be in the name of individual institutions.  Three awards will be available, the Degree of Master of Science, the Postgraduate Diploma, and the Postgraduate Certificate.  Awards can only be offered by Newcastle University or the University of Southampton.  The Institution in which the student receives project supervision will be the institution that offers the award.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Assessment:

Assessment methods used in individual modules are dependent on the specific module. Most modules will involve a pre-school assignment, an unseen written examination and a post-school assignment. Assessment of design exercises (individual and group) also contribute to the assessment strategy for some modules, where appropriate.

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