Newcastle University in Singapore

MSc in Marine Technology

Programme Details

The MSc in Marine Technology is offered as a part-time or full-time Masters Degree programme that caters for working engineers, executives and managers in the local marine and offshore industry, with minimum disruption to their demanding work commitments. This dynamic course responds to the challenges and demands of the global maritime sector.

The programme develops the skills of graduate engineers working in the marine and offshore industry in advanced technologies, design, engineering, management, safety, statutory rules and regulations, and business. The students will also develop transferable professional skills, such as technical writing, which are fostered through post-training assignments and then finally a dissertation. 

Type of Programme
Post-graduate taught degree, Blended Learning.


  • January (PT) , September (PT and FT)

Programme Duration

  • Full time: 12 months
  • Part-time: 24 months

Course Code

  • Till Sept 2021 intake: 5442F (FT), 5442P (PT)
  • Jan 2022 intake onwards: 5456P (PT)

Mode of Study

  • Classroom (evening classes)

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a marine technology subject or relevant engineering subject. Relevant experience is desirable, although not essential.
  • Candidates with a relevant engineering Diploma (2-3 years course) certificate with at least 8 (eight) years of working experience and is at least 30 (thirty) years old may also be considered on a case by case basis.

English Language Requirement

  • English Language Entry Requirements : IELTS overall 6.5 or equivalent
  • Exemption: You do not need to prove your English ability if you meet one of the criteria in this page.

Fees & Funding

For information on Fees & Funding, please refer to Fees, Funding, and Student Contract


Learning Outcomes

The learning objectives are:

  • To introduce students to advanced marine systems and the state of the art of marine engineering design, including design principles, methodology and tools.
  • To give students an understanding of the theory and practice of identification, modelling and control.
  • To introduce students to the role of regulations and their impact on vessel design, construction and operation: health and safety, and environment.
  • To examine the role of the International Maritime Organisation and classification societies.
  • To familiarise students with the work and responsibilities of the marine surveyor, and in particular the procedures employed in structural and machinery surveys of ships and offshore installations.
  • To increase awareness of structural behaviour and to develop advanced structural and material concepts.
  • To design plates and stiffened panels.
  • To develop the knowledge and skills to undertake elastic and plastic response analysis of stiffened plate structures.
  • To gain the knowledge and understanding of finite elements applied to marine structures. 
  • To address theoretical and practical aspects of structural response analysis in the marine field.
  • To develop the working knowledge and skills to undertake finite element analysis for marine structures.
  • To gain knowledge of the main aspects of subsea engineering from the origins of oil and gas in deep water, including offshore design and production in subsea engineering, and the functions of subsea engineering components, their installation and operation. Overall design and installation of subsea pipelines and risers, corrosion control in subsea pipelines and structural analysis of subsea pipelines under various loading conditions
  • To equip students with engineering design, design philosophy, design tactics, design models, adaptive and variant design, the design environment, physical and regulatory influences, tug and multi-purpose workboat design, divergent design solutions, design of fishing vessels, fishing vessel stability and motion analysis, safety and sustainability, the ship design problem, measures of design efficiency, design relationships and initial point design methods, influence of design parameters on performance, mass estimation and contemporary influences on lightship, hull-form distortion, bow and stern refinement, cause and effect understanding through response surfaces, optimization of hull-form for resistance and seakeeping.
  • To equip students with the knowledge to understand the interaction between the external loading and structural behaviour of ocean engineering systems. This will be achieved by teaching advanced modelling techniques in ocean environment, hydrodynamics, rigid-body and structural dynamics and structural synthesis.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of: nonlinear wave theory and its applications, calculation of loads and oscillating motions of floating structures and numerical methods used in hydrodynamics calculations.
  • To gain the knowledge and understanding of different configurations, components and equipment used in mooring and riser systems. To address the theoretical and practical aspects of mooring and riser systems. To develop students' skills in designing and analysing mooring and riser systems. To gain the knowledge and understanding of elemental concepts of drilling engineering.
  • To present an opportunity to undertake advanced research on an appropriate marine related topic working largely alone, and to present in a structured form the results of that research. The research may take the form of a critical review, a computational study, an experimental investigation, or some combination of the two/three. To acquire knowledge in a specialised topic, possibly outside the scope of the taught modules.



The table below shows all the modules covered in the degree, all of which are core units of the programme.



Module Code

Module Title



Adv. Marine and Offshore Structures



Offshore Engineering Systems



Adv. Marine Engineering



Adv. Marine Design and Project Management



Regulatory Framework and Marine Survey



Adv. Marine and Offshore Hydro.



Dissertation: Project and Report I



Dissertation: Project and Report II

How to Apply

The application process:

  1. Prospective candidates are required to email to schedule an online Pre-application Counselling session or visit Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute (NewRIIS) for a Pre-application Counselling session.
    (i) Kindly email the NewRIIS team for an appointment. 
    (ii) Please bring along the following original documents for verification when you visit NewRIIS
          - NRIC or Passport
          - highest academic qualification
          - testimonials
          - updated CV

  2. Online application
    (i) Before applying, please prepare the following documents/items
         - correct programme code (please check with PG Programme Administrator/Coordinator, if you are unsure) 
         - scanned verified educational documents
         - updated CV
         - personal statement 
    (ii) Create account for online application
    (iii) Apply online

For more information or clarifications, please email the NewRIIS team at


Please click on the link to download:

Programme Handbook - MSc in Marine Technology Handbook AY2019/2020