Ship Science covers all aspects of maritime engineering, including the design, construction and testing of the vessels and offshore structures that use the ocean for transport, recreation and the harnessing of marine resources. This three-year course covers the theoretical principles of naval architecture and marine engineering alongside practical laboratories, design modules and projects. The first two years are the same for both the BEng and MEng Ship Science, providing you with a thorough understanding of the science and engineering associated with marine vehicles, structures, and their design. In your third year you will extend your knowledge through advanced naval architecture modules, and carry out an individual project, bringing together the concepts and skills you have learned. You will have access to extensive facilities, which include dedicated student design studios and workshops, a 138m towing tank with wave maker, wind tunnel complex and a professional manufacturing centre. Our courses are fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, the Institution of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and offer a route to chartered status.
Typical modules include: Year one: Basic Naval Architecture; Design and Computing; Electrical and Electronic Systems; Mathematics; Mechanics, Structures and Materials; Thermofluids Year two: Engineering Management and Law; Hydrodynamics and Seakeeping; Materials and Structures; Mathematics; Ship Resistance and Propulsion; Ship Design and Economics; Ship Structural Design and Production; and Systems Design and Computing for Ships Year three: Individual Project; Marine Craft Concept Design, Marine Engineering; Marine Hydrodynamics; Marine Structures; Ship Manoeuvring and Control; plus module options
Testing is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem-solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises and oral presentations.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Naval Architects, Royal Institution of
- Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, Institute of
- Mechanical Engineers, Institution of
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no component below 6.0|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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