The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is a three-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and Newcastle University that will equip you with the expertise and skills necessary for the highly competitive global maritime industry.
Engineers and naval architects in the marine and offshore industry need the right set of skills to perform effectively in a fast-changing environment. The ability to address development proactively and a comprehensive knowledge of the industry is needed to retain a competitive edge.
- Naval Architecture
- Marine Engineering
- Marine Electrical Engineering
- Marine Structures
- Ship Resistance and Propulsion
- Marine Transport Business
- Advanced Ship and Offshore Hydrodynamics
- Offshore Renewables
- Internal Combustion Engines
- Dynamic Modelling and Simulation
- Capstone Project
- Eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
- Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)
Integrated Work Study Programme
Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) provides students with the opportunity to undertake real work. Held over the span of eight months, it is designed to be more in-depth than a traditional internship. You will gain real work experience and apply the theories you learn in class with actual practice.
Overseas Immersion Programme
All students will have to complete a three-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to live and study in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include library and career talks, seminars, 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.
Combined Academic Staff for Teaching (CAST)
The Combined Academic Staffing for Teaching (CAST) is an approach that gives you access to globally renowned academics from Newcastle University's UK campus, with the ease of them being locally accessible. Part of an innovative teaching model implemented in our SIT-NU joint programmes, these specialists bring a wealth of experience from various sectors, including industry, government, policy, and innovation, that will enrich your learning experience. Throughout your studies, you will have valuable opportunities to directly interact with these academics through our blended learning approach, which combines face-to-face and online classes.
Some of the key UK home campus academics teaching in this programme include:
Dr Simon Benson
Dr Simon Benson
January / February 2024
Teaching Module: MNO3112 Ship Design
Dr Simon Benson is a chartered Naval Architect, specialised in marine structures. His research is focused on improving the real-world performance of ships, offshore structures, marine renewables, and subsea robotics - linking real world applications to simulations by experimentation or numerical analysis. Currently, his research methods involve experimentation in the Marine Propulsion Research Lab together with numerical analysis expertise, with aspecific focus on developing robust and simplified algorithms for structural and hydrodynamic performance measurement
Professor Sara Walker
Professor Sara Walker
January / February 2025
Teaching Module: NME3104 Offshore Renewables
Professor Sara Walker is Professor in Energy, and Director of The Centre for Energy, in the School of Engineering. Her research explores whole energy systems and systems transformation to low and net zero greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Prof. Walker is Director of the EPSRC Hub on Hydrogen Integration for Accelerated Energy Transitions (HI-ACT), and Co-Champion of the EPSRC Energy Demand Research Centre. She is also Deputy Director of the EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub, and until recently she was Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration and Deputy Research Director of the Active Building Centre.
- Shipbuilding and Rig-building Yards
- Classification Societies
- Republic of Singapore Navy
- Oil and Gas Companies
- Maritime Port Authority
- Shipping and Ship Management Companies
Eligibility and Exemption
Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics, A level / IB Diploma graduates, and holders of equivalent Year 12 qualifications are welcome to apply.
Subject to approval, diploma applicants may be granted module exemptions, based on the modules taken during their diploma.
Fees and Finances
Industry Advisory Committee
The members of the Industry Advisory Committee for this programme are: