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Maritime Engineering Science: Advanced Computational Engineering (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020 and January 2021

COVID-19: this course has two start dates

About this course

Study the latest maritime techniques, methods and software on this MSc in Advanced Computational Engineering in Maritime Engineering at the University of Southampton. Learn the theory and practice behind maritime computational engineering science as you take on practical design tasks and prepare how to work effectively with industry. You’ll graduate with the skills for a successful career or for continued study at PhD level.

On this UK Advanced Computational Engineering in Maritime Engineering master’s course you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the fundamental principles, methods and applications of maritime engineering science. 
You’ll learn advanced computational methods incorporating: 

  • complied versus interpreted language 
  • combining C-code with Python 
  • version control and one version control tool 
  • remote and local use of Linux computers 
  • shell commands 
  • symbolic methods and code generation 

Maritime computational engineering covers topics such as advanced sensors and signal processing techniques for machinery condition monitoring. You’ll look at condition-monitoring strategies, leading-edge sensing methods and advanced signal processing techniques. You’ll also gain an introduction to condition-monitoring procedures and system integration. 
Optional study topics include aeroelasticity, which covers aeroelastic stability and response. A combination of theoretical and practical teaching will give you a solid understanding of the subject and its application to various aeronautical systems. You’ll get the chance to work with professional software tools currently used by large aerospace industries. 

Throughout your studies, you’ll learn how to solve engineering problems by taking account of social, technical, economic and environmental constraints.

This accredited course meets academic requirements for further learning, Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer registration. You must hold a BEng/BSc undergraduate first degree that is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration to meet CEng registration requirements. 

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Gabriel Weymouth, an associate professor for the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute at the University of Southampton. His main areas of interest are mechanics and maths. He is currently working on unsteady fluid dynamics and nonlinear fluid/structure interaction. Read Dr Weymouth’s staff profile to find out more about his work. 

Related pathways

If you'd prefer to study a different specialism, you can apply for one of our other MSc Maritime Engineering Science pathways:


This course is accredited by:

Institution of Mechanical Engineers logo
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Royal Institution of Naval Architects logo
Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology logo
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)

Course location

This course is based at Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.