This Maritime Engineering Science Naval Architecture MSc course is one of 5 maritime engineering science specialisms you can study at the University of Southampton.
Each one gives a broad overview of the key concepts of maritime engineering science while allowing you to pursue your own interests or career plans by focusing on a particular area.
It's ideal if you have an engineering, science or maths background and want a career in the maritime sector. You don’t need to have specialist knowledge of ship science already – we'll teach you what you need to know.
On this course you’ll take specialist modules allowing you to explore the key concepts of naval architecture, such as:
- resistance and propulsion
- maritime structure
You’ll also undertake an experimental or numerical research project, and benefit from our Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute research network and our world-class maritime engineering facilities, including the largest towing tank in a UK university.
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.
With this degree you'll be in strong demand as a naval architect or marine architect. Jobs in this area have 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, home to employers such as:
- Lloyd’s Register
- 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 development industries offer excellent prospects both to work in the UK or globally in locations such as Singapore, Houston or Perth.
- Advances in Ship Resistance and Propulsion
- Ship Science
- Marine Hydrodynamics
- Marine Structures in Fluids
- Maritime Safety: Risk, Environment and Law
- Applications of CFD
- Design Search and Optimisation (DSO) - Principles, Methods, Parameterizations and Case Studies
- Failure of Materials and Components
- 12 months
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DisciplinesMechanical Engineering Hydrology & Water Management Marine Engineering View 183 other Masters in Mechanical Engineering in United Kingdom
You’ll need a 2:1 degree in:
- marine engineering
- naval architecture
- ship science
International26000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £26,000.
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