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Ship Science (MEng)

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Master of Engineering
Duration
4 years
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Highfield, Boldrewood
UCAS course code
J641

About this course

This is a specialised integrated master's course, which covers a number of advanced naval architecture topics. Here you'll get a broad mechanical engineering degree with a focus on maritime engineering. You'll study topics like design, mechanics and hydrodynamics as you prepare for a range of science careers.

On this MEng Ship Science degree, you'll look at the design, construction and testing of ships and ocean structures. These could be for transport, recreation or harnessing marine resources.

You’ll learn the core principles of naval architecture and marine vehicles. Later you can choose to specialise your programme through one of 6 pathways:

  • Advanced Computational Engineering

  • Marine Engineering and Autonomy

  • Naval Architecture

  • International Naval Architecture

  • Ocean Energy and Offshore Engineering

  • Yacht and High Performance Craft

In year 3 you will complete an individual research project and in year 4 you’ll take part in a group design project.

As part of this course you can:

  • learn computational design and modelling techniques

  • 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 H52H for the Industrial Placement Year option.

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

If you’d prefer a more general approach, or you’d like to focus on a different specialism, you can choose from our other pathways.

  • Ship Science

    - Study ship science and engineering with hands-on design and building experience. Learn about naval architecture and choose to specialise as you progress.

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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.