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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 2024

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.

This Maritime Engineering Science: Advanced Computational Engineering MSc is one of 5 maritime engineering science specialisms you can study at the University of Southampton.

You’ll gain an advanced understanding of the fundamental principles, methods and applications of maritime engineering science.
On this pathway you'll also 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.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

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 or 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 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.

Using the towing tank in your Ship Science degree

Find out about our 138m long towing tank and how our students use it as part of their Ship Science and Maritime Engineering degree.

Course location

This course is based at Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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