The MSc Marine Technology is an innovative flexible training course designed to provide the marine industry within the UK with graduates who have the necessary skills and training in advanced technologies, management, business and IT. You will be able to provide the necessary leadership and vision to maintain and enhance the industry’s knowledge base and improve competitiveness.
The MSc Marine Technology course is run by a consortium of four UK universities recognised for their excellence in marine technology education and research: Newcastle, Strathclyde, Southampton and University College London. Normally all students are in full-time, marine-sectored employment. The course will provide you with advanced technical and managerial techniques that can be applied in the marine industry and enable you to take on major responsibility early in your career.
The MSc Marine Technology course is run by a consortium of four UK universities recognised for their excellence in marine technology education and research: Newcastle, Strathclyde, Southampton and University College London. Normally all students are in full-time, marine-sectored employment.
There are eight streams: Classification and Survey; Conversion and Repair; Defence; General stream; Marine Engineering; Naval Architecture; Offshore Marine Renewable Engineering; and Small Craft Design.
Admissions to this course are not dealt with by the University of Southampton. Please see the MTEC website for more details on how to apply: www.mtec.ac.uk
The only distance learning programme currently offering an accredited MSc in Marine Technology.
The MTEC course has been approved for Panasonic Trust Awards.
The Marine Technology Education Consortium (MTEC), is a collaboration between five UK universities recognised for their excellence in marine technology education and research: Heriot-Watt, Newcastle, Strathclyde, Southampton and University College London.
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Typical entry requirements
Standard entry qualifications
A second class Bachelor Honours Degree in Marine Technology or a relevent engineering subject.
English Language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
All individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities in line with the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy. Disabled applicants will be treated according to the same procedures as any other applicant with the added involvement of the Disability Office to assess their needs. The programme may require adaptation for students with disabilities (e.g. hearing impairment, visual impairment, mobility difficulties, dyslexia), particularly if there are practical laboratory sessions, and we will attempt to accommodate students wherever possible.
The course is delivered as a part-time modular programme, MSc students complete ten modules and a research project. PG Diploma students complete eight modules and a research project. PG Certificate students complete six modules. The full list of modules is available at the MTEC website (www.mtec.ac.uk).
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).
Learning & Assessment
Knowledge and Understanding
On completing the programme students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
advanced technology within the chosen technology stream
business applications of advanced marine technologies
concepts of non technical issues including economics, environmental issues, safety and legislation
Teaching and Learning Methods
Modules are also offered as stand-alone CPD (approved by the Institute of Marine Engineers and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects), which may be suitable for those requiring specific subject training. Teaching is delivered by a combination of distance-learning material and one-week intensive schools, with pre-school preparation and post-school assignments for modules, each of which has a credit rating of 10 points and requires 100 hours study time.
Knowledge and understanding are generally taught via formal lectures and distance learning material, supplemented by seminars and tutorials. Students are encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding by independent reading for which they are given guidance in the distance learning material. The use of design exercises during the intensive school, and work based assessments and application after the intensive school, also enable the student to learn. Knowledge and understanding are also achieved via a significant multi disciplinary industrial project.
Candidates wishing to obtain an MSc carry out a research project finishing with a dissertation. Research projects may concern any of the areas covered by the programme, but will address a problem or issue related to the student's organisation and be multi-disciplinary in nature to allow the application of a wide range of skills and knowledge. The research project is intended to bring together the full range of skills in the programme and to provide you with an opportunity to build on all of the learning outcomes described above, while demonstrating in-depth knowledge and understanding of one or more of the areas covered by the programme. It involves information gathering and handling, critical analysis and evaluation, and presentation skills. The key requirement, however, is that the project must contain your own ideas and proposals: it should not simply be a technical design carried out to existing standards, but a problem with an element of novelty requiring the application of new information and concepts.
Testing of the knowledge base and skills (intellectual, practical, transferable) is assessed through a combination of unseen written examinations, course assignments, performance in design exercises, and the industrial project.