Are you captivated by the technical side of the marine environment? Our marine technologists are engineers focused on engineering for life at sea. As problem solvers, engineers design, create and use tools in every industry from nanotech to agritech. You will develop skills in the fundamentals of engineering as well as in marine engineering and naval architecture. Our students use laboratory sessions to reinforce learning and are taught by enthusiastic staff with strong industry links.
Our accredited BEng Marine Technology is designed to start your journey to becoming a qualified professional marine engineer. Our engineering courses rely strongly on practical work and you will develop your design skills throughout the course. We offer the opportunity to undertake a paid placement year to help consolidate and develop your engineering knowledge and many students receive job offers as a result of their time in the industry.
Optional 'with composites' pathway available - in year 4, you have the option to choose a specialist 'with composites' pathway, which allows you to study the design and manufacture of specialist materials. Should you wish to choose this route, ‘with composites’ will appear as a named specialism on your degree certificate to acknowledge your specialism in this area.
Take your studies a step further - this four year integrated masters programme takes your learning and expertise development all the way to masters level.
Join the upper ranks - in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, we are eighth out of 50, and the highest-ranked UK university, for Marine/Ocean Engineering.
Open the door to a successful future - with starting salaries from £23,000, our graduates have gone on to work for Hoare Lea, Babcock Marine, Becton Dickinson, e2v, Edwards, the Shaw Group and the Ministry of Defence.
Define yourself with an accredited degree – the course has been designed to fully satisfy the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Be flexible – our combined first year allows you to switch to mechanical engineering or civil engineering in line with your career ambitions.
Be unique – our courses are the only ones in the country to have a named 'with composites' pathway; choosing this will allow you to stand out in the job market.
Learn hands-on with the latest industry-standard software, laboratory sessions and practical classes.
Put learning into practice by taking a paid year in industry - many of our students receive job offers or sponsorship as a result of their placements.
Go on to thrive in sectors as diverse as vessel design, naval architecture, ship safety, propeller design and manufacturing or engine energy efficiency.