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Ship Science (BEng)

Award
Bachelor of Engineering
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.

Accreditations

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as meeting the academic requirement, in part, for Chartered Engineer registration.

This course is accredited by:

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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