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Newcastle University

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
in Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering deals with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of engines, turbines and plants on board sailing vessels, marine systems, rigs and other floating structures. It also undertakes the exploration of new technologies such as superconductivity, fuel cells and hydrodynamics to increase the efficiency of marine vessels and structures. These new possibilities also create more exciting prospects in the industry.

This degree programme is concerned with engineering challenges specific to the marine environment such as the propulsion and auxiliary machinery of ships, and the power and control systems of other marine constructions such as oil platforms, sub-sea systems, as well as underwater and offshore vehicles.

Marine Engineers excel in various sectors of the maritime industry working on and alongside commercial ships, passenger liners, navy vessels, submersibles, pleasure yachts, cruise ships, and oil rigs.


Newcastle University
Marine Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Programme Structure

Year 1 Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

Year 2 Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2


Newcastle University
Marine Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Applicants must note the following additional English requirement for this programme:
(To be submitted before class commencement)

a. GCE O-Level English must be C6 or better, or 
b. IELTS 6.5 or better

Polytechnic Diploma

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Aeronautical & Aerospace Technology*
  • Manufacturing Engineering*
  • Mechatronics Engineering*

Ngee Ann Polytechnic 

  • Aerospace Technology*
  • Automation & Mechatronic Systems*
  • Marine & Offshore Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering*
  • Mechatronic Engineering*

Republic Polytechnic

  • Aerospace Engineering*

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Aeronautical Engineering*
  • Marine Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering*
  • Mechanical Engineering*
  • Mechatronics*

Temasek Polytechnic

  • Aerospace Engineering*
  • Mechatronics*

 * Subject to successful completion of the 12-week bridging programme

All other Engineering diploma holders from the 5 local polytechnics who have completed the following subject areas with adequate depth and acceptable grades, may be considered for the NU’s Marine programmes, subject to successful completion of the 12-week bridging programme: 

    1. Engineering Mathematics
    2. Mechanics
    3. Thermofluids/Fluid dynamics/Thermodynamics
    4. Engineering Materials, Processes and Strength of Materials
    5. Electrical Systems 

Details of the module requirements for other engineering diplomas are shown below:

Diploma Name/ Discipline



Marine Engineering

Mechanical, Manufacturing and Mechatronics disciplines






Applicants with these diplomas have taken the following modules:

  • Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics; and
  • Electrical modules

Civil Engineering disciplines


Not applicable

Electrical Engineering/ Electronics disciplines



Applicants with these diplomas have taken the following modules:

  • Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics; and
  • Electrical modules

Computer/IT disciplines


Applicants with these diplomas have taken the following modules:

  • Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics; and
  • Electrical modules


The modules mentioned may be taken as elective/option outside of the main diploma course, e.g. from Diploma plus, a certificate programme, etc.



Newcastle University
Marine Engineering, BEng (Hons)

All students will have to complete a 4-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student, living and studying in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include library and career talks, academic lectures, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final-year dissertation projects, as well as visits to companies, museums and key cultural sites.

The estimated cost of the overseas immersion programme ranges from S$4,000 to S$5,000.

Note: Estimated costs are dependent on the prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.

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Classmates and the student leaders at the St. James Park dressing room 
(Photo courtesy of Teo Hwee Leng)

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Visit our home campus and experience the life of being an overseas student! 
(Photo courtesy of Abdul Hakim Bin Johari and Muhammad Faizal Bin Mohamed)

 “Having the opportunity to travel halfway across the globe, the newcastle experience was amazing. Pleasant climate, historic buildings, lovely English people; it’s really hard for anyone not wanting to go back again.” 
- (Teo Hwee Leng, Class of 2011)



Newcastle University
Marine Engineering, BEng (Hons)

For admission-related queries, please email to
For general and programme-related queries, please email to 

Gan Hiong Yap

Assistant Professor Gan Hiong Yap
Programme Director


SIT@NP Building
537 Clementi Road
Singapore 599493