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Ship Science (BEng)

Award
Bachelor of Engineering
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Highfield, 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 also take this course with an extra year in industry.

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

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 327.79 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield in Southampton and Boldrewood campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

The first 2 years of this course are the same as the integrated Masters (MEng) Ship Science course. You can transfer to the MEng if you get an average grade of 55% in Year 2. The MEng offers a faster route to becoming a professional engineer.