Maritime Engineering Science (Naval Architecture) at University of Southampton - UCAS

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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 pathways, each covers a broad context alongside an in-depth specialisation of your choice. On this pathway, you'll get detailed insight into core naval architecture subject areas, such as resistance and propulsion, maritime structures, manoeuvring, hydrodynamics and materials. 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; Zero Carbon Ship Resistance and Propulsion; Marine Hydrodynamics; Marine Structures in Fluids. Optional modules include: Applications of CFD; Design Search and Optimisation (DSO) - Principles, Methods, Parameterizations and Case Studies; Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Introduction to Machine Learning; Marine Structures; Ship Manoeuvering and Control; Yacht and High-Performance Craft; Offshore Engineering and Analysis; Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows: Wind, Wave and Tide; Failure of Materials and Components. 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
  • Engineering Council

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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Additional fee information

Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information -

Maritime Engineering Science (Naval Architecture) at University of Southampton - UCAS