About this course
This is a specialised integrated Masters 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.
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 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
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
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.
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.