University of Southampton

Degree level: Postgraduate

Maritime Engineering Science (Ocean Energy and Offshore Engineering) (Taught)

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Course summary

This master's covers the core subjects of Maritime Engineering Science for both the design and analysis of marine craft and structures within the marine environment. You can choose from five themes, each covers a broad context alongside an in-depth specialisation of your choice. On this pathway, you'll design and undertake the structural and hydrodynamic analyses for offshore engineering of fixed and floating structures. This course is ideal if you are a graduate or professional with an engineering, scientific or mathematical background, and want to pursue a career in the maritime sector. Specialist knowledge of the discipline isn't essential, as we'll provide you with an introductory module to the fundamentals of Ship Science.


Compulsory modules include: Fundamentals of Ship Science; Maritime Safety: Risk, Environment and Law; MSc Research Project; Marine Structures in Fluids; Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Maritime Robotics; Offshore Engineering and Analysis; Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows: Wind, Wave and Tide. Optional modules include: Applications of CFD; Introduction to Machine Learning; Marine Structures; Ship Manoeuvering and Control; Marine Hydrodynamics; Ship Manoeuvring and Control; Sustainable Energy Systems, resources and usage. For a full list of modules visit the website.

Assessment method

Examinations, presentations, coursework and dissertation

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, Institute of
  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of
  • Naval Architects, Royal Institution of

How to apply

International applicants

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in naval architecture, ship science, engineering, physics or mathematics

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Maritime Engineering Science (Ocean Energy and Offshore Engineering) at University of Southampton - UCAS