University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Maritime Engineering Science

This course is designed for graduates or those equivalently qualified from engineering, mathematics and physical sciences wishing to specialise in the maritime engineering sector. The course offers a sound grounding in fundamental principles, methods, analysis, synthesis and engineering applications.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) or above in marine engineering, naval architecture, ship science, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, general engineering, electrical engineering, physics or mathematics. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in oceanography or architecture, or applicants from marine academies may also be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or an equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: advanced sensors and condition monitoring; advanced sensors and condition monitoring; fundamentals of ship science; marine law and management; marine engineering; advanced control design; advanced electrical systems; marine safety and environmental engineering; marine law and management. Optional modules: fuel cells and photovoltaic systems 1; tribology engineering and engine tribology; advances in ship resistance and propulsion; control and instrumentation; maritime robotics. Core modules: research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects.

Sponsorship information

A School offers a number of scholarships to EU/UK and International students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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