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. No prior specialised knowledge of the discipline is required and an introductory module called fundamentals of ship science is provided in the programme. The course offers a sound grounding in fundamental principles, methods, analysis, synthesis and engineering applications.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) or above in marine engineering, naval architecture, ship science, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, general engineering, electrical engineering, physics or mathematics. We may also consider applicants with undergraduate degrees in oceanography or architecture, or applicants from marine academies.

Course modules

There are 6 themes: advanced materials; marine engineering, maritime computational fluid dynamics; naval architecture; offshore engineering; yacht and small craft. Each has compulsory modules for in-depth specialisation, plus a number of options to broaden students' expertise. Students complete a research project during semester 2 and in the summer.

Sponsorship information

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Engineering and Environment
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4651