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Ship Science (BEng)

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Bachelor of Engineering
Typical Offer
AAB View full entry requirements
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code
J640

About this course

Southampton has been one of Britain's most important naval and shipbuilding centres since the Middle Ages. Our specialist course looks at naval architecture and marine engineering. It is ideal for those who want to continue their studies, follow a research career, or work in ship engineering.

Ship Science looks at the design, construction and testing of ships and ocean structures. These could be for transport, recreation or harnessing marine resources.

You'll get a broad mechanical engineering degree, with a focus on maritime engineering.

You’ll study:

  • design

  • mechanics

  • manufacturing

  • hydrodynamics

  • seakeeping

  • complex mobile systems

In your final year, you can study advanced naval architecture and you'll complete an individual research project.

As part of this course you can:

  • use our state-of-the-art facilities, including the largest university towing tank in the UK

  • learn from internationally-renowned engineers from the Wolfson Unit and Lloyd’s Register

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

  • visit sites to experience engineering in practice

  • join our Hydro Team to help design and build innovative marine vehicles

  • take a work placement during the summer holidays

You can take this course with an additional, year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code J60P for the Industrial Placement Year option.

This course is fully accredited and offers a direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Accreditations

This course is accredited by:

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

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and 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.