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Maritime Engineering Science Advanced Computational Engineering

University of Southampton

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study the latest maritime techniques, methods and software at the Maritime Engineering Science Advanced Computational Engineering MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Learn the theory and practice behind maritime computational engineering science as you take on practical design tasks and prepare how to work effectively with industry.


Course Details

This Maritime Engineering Science Advanced Computational Engineering MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is one of 5 maritime engineering science specialisms you can study at the University of Southampton.

You’ll gain an advanced understanding of the fundamental principles, methods and applications of maritime engineering science.On this pathway you'll also learn advanced computational methods incorporating: 
  • complied versus interpreted language 
  • combining C-code with Python 
  • version control and one version control tool 
  • remote and local use of Linux computers 
  • shell commands 
  • symbolic methods and code generation 
Maritime computational engineering covers topics such as advanced sensors and signal processing techniques for machinery condition monitoring. You’ll look at condition-monitoring strategies, leading-edge sensing methods and advanced signal processing techniques. You’ll also gain an introduction to condition-monitoring procedures and system integration. 

Optional study topics include aeroelasticity, which covers aeroelastic stability and response. A combination of theoretical and practical teaching will give you a solid understanding of the subject and its application to various aeronautical systems. You’ll get the chance to work with professional software tools currently used by large aerospace industries. 

Throughout your studies, you’ll learn how to solve engineering problems by taking account of social, technical, economic and environmental constraints.

This master's programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as meeting the academic requirement for Further Learning, for Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer registration. Candidates must hold a BEng/BSc undergraduate first degree that is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Career Opportunities

The maritime sector provides varied career opportunities in engineering and project management related roles. Maritime engineering science graduates are in strong demand with good starting salaries and excellent career progression opportunities. 

Graduates work across many different organisations. The Solent region around Southampton is the main UK hub for the maritime sector with organisations such as: 

  • Lloyd’s Register 
  • Carnival 
  • BMT 
  • Nigel Gee 
  • the Maritime and Coastguard Agency 

Organisations such BAE Systems, QinetiQ and Babcock support the defence sector and employ a number of our graduates. The offshore and marine renewable developments are offering excellent prospects both to work in the UK (locally, London or Aberdeen) or worldwide in places such as Singapore, Houston or Perth. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advances in Ship Resistance and Propulsion
  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Ship Science
  • Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Maritime Safety: Risk, Environment and Law
  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis
  • Applications of CFD
  • Design Search and Optimisation (DSO) - Principles, Methods, Parameterizations and Case Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in: 

  • marine engineering 
  • naval architecture 
  • ship science 
  • aerospace engineering 
  • mechanical engineering 
  • general engineering 
  • electrical engineering 
  • physics 
  • mathematics 
Applicants with undergraduate degrees in oceanography or architecture, or applicants from marine academies may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £26,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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