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Maritime Engineering Science Ocean Energy and Offshore Engineering

University of Southampton

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study ocean energy and offshore engineering at this Maritime Engineering Science Ocean Energy and Offshore Engineering MSc course at the University of Southampton. This degree will give you expert knowledge about the science behind natural energy resources. You’ll be prepared for a range of offshore engineering specialisms, and will graduate with the skills for a career in the maritime sector.


Course Details

This Maritime Engineering Science Ocean Energy and Offshore Engineering MSc course is one of 5 maritime engineering science specialisms you can study at the University of Southampton.

On this pathway you’ll carry out structural and hydrodynamic analyses for offshore engineering of fixed and floating structures. You’ll focus on how to incorporate feasibility analysis of designs and probabilistic theory of the operating climate. 

Discover the role of thermo-fluid processes in technologies which use hydrocarbon fuels in a sustainable way. These include clean combustion, carbon capture and storage, and oil and gas recovery. 

You'll learn about the development of technology for these applications through physical insight and engineering methods covering: 

  • heat and mass transport 
  • chemically reacting flows 
  • multi-phase flows 
  • porous media flows 
We’ll teach you about turbines for low and high-head hydroelectric schemes and explain the role of marine energy in the offshore environment. This includes installation and system survivability. Through design and lab assignments, you’ll explore the physics and methods behind assessing device cost-effectiveness.

Optional modules give you the chance to further your understanding of wind, wave and tidal energy. You’ll study these natural resources and the practical methods for extracting cost-effective electrical and other energy conversions.  

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:

  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Ship Science
  • Marine Structures in Fluids
  • Maritime Robotics
  • Maritime Safety: Risk, Environment and Law
  • Offshore Engineering & Analysis
  • Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows: Wind, Wave and Tide

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 

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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