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MSc Maritime Engineering Science / Advanced Materials (1 year)

This MSc will suit engineering, mathematics and physical sciences graduates who wish to specialise in the maritime engineering science sector. The core modules are particularly relevant to the Advanced Materials theme of this course.

Introducing your degree

Maritime Engineering Science is an MSc course designed for graduates, or similarly qualified, with an engineering, scientific or mathematical background, who desire to pursue a career in maritime sector. An introductory module is provided at the start to give students the fundamental knowledge necessary for them to succeed in the course. The masters course in Maritime Engineering Science / Advanced Materials enables the students to specialise in the in-depth study of engineering materials in addition to core naval architecture subject areas.

This course will enable you to develop a fundamental understanding of maritime engineering. Core modules are particularly relevant to the advanced materials theme where you will explore composites, titanium and aluminium and understand their selection and engineering for maritime applications.

The year is divided into two semesters. Each semester, in addition to a set of specialist modules, you will also have opportunity to select from a range of option modules including marine structures, finite element analysis and composite engineering design. You will also learn the broader principles of marine safety, environmental engineering and management.

The last four months will put your newly developed knowledge into practice. You will complete a major research project and take advantage of our many facilities, including a state-of-the-art Transportation Systems Research Laboratory and wind tunnel complex to support your experimental work.

View the programme specification for this course for 2018/19 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

To Apply

You can do this through the University of Southampton's online postgraduate application system. For more background and detailed information, see How to Apply.

The deadline for new applications to this course is the 31st July each year.

Key Facts

School of Engineering Sciences
School of Engineering Sciences
Find out more about our Materials research
Developing fire resistant composites
Developing fire resistant composites

Typical entry requirements

Honours Degree

2:1 honours degree (or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University) or above in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Ship Science, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Mathematics. We may also consider applicants with undergraduate degrees in Oceanography or Architecture, or applicants from Marine Academies - please contact us before applying for more information.

Equivalent Qualifications

Relevant employment experience would be considered if a candidate does not meet the formal qualifications requirements. We are always happy to receive applications from candidates with an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University. If you are unsure about our entry criteria, please contact our admissions staff who would be happy to provide advice in advance of your application.

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, we need to ensure that your listening, written and spoken English skills would enable you to enjoy the full benefit of your studies. For entry onto our programmes, you will need an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Selection process

Intake: 30-50

All individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities in line with the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy. Disabled applicants will be treated according to the same procedures as any other applicant with the added involvement of the Disability Office to assess their needs. The programme may require adaptation for students with disabilities (e.g. hearing impairment, visual impairment, mobility difficulties, dyslexia), particularly the practical laboratory sessions, and we will attempt to accommodate students wherever possible.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

You will study a number of compulsory and optional subjects during both semesters. These provide sound preparation for the final part of the degree, the Research Project.

Year 1

The first 8 months are normally spent mainly on the taught component, with lectures divided into two 12-week periods (Semesters 1 and 2), and with exams at the end of each semester. The final 4 months are spent full-time on a research project.

Semester One

You normally take modules worth 60 credit points (CP) in Semester 1, consisting of compulsory modules and optional modules.

Compulsory
SESG6042Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESS6065Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESS6069Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
FEEG3001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESG3024Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESS3027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESG6034Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESG6039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESG6044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two

You normally take modules worth 60 credit points (CP) in Semester 2, consisting of compulsory modules and optional modules.

Compulsory
SESG6040Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESS6068Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESS6069Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
SESS3022Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESS3023Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESS3026Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESG6044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
SESS6071Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
Course TitleAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
2019Full-time£9,250£22,268
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
EquipmentApproved calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentDesign equipment and materials: Standard construction/modelling materials will be provided where appropriate, unless otherwise specified in a module profile. For customisation of designs/models calling for material other than standard construction/ modelling materials, students will bear the costs of such alternatives.
EquipmentField equipment and materials: A number of essential items will be provided to you e.g.: field notebook(s); compass-clinometer; geological hammer; steel tape measure; map case; pocket lens (x 10); safety helmet; safety goggles; bottle of dilute hydrochloric acid. However, you will need provide yourselves with a ruler; a pair of compasses; set squares; protractor; pencils (including coloured); eraser; calculator, penknife. These can be purchased from any source.
ClothingField course clothing: You will need to wear suitable clothing when attending field courses, e.g. waterproofs, walking boots. You can purchase these from any source.
Printing and copyingIn some cases, coursework and/or projects may be submitted electronically. Where it is not possible to submit electronically students will be liable for printing costs, which are detailed in the individual module profile.
OtherOptional visits: Some modules may include additional optional visits. You will normally be expected to cover the cost of travel and admission, unless otherwise specified in the module profile.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this programme you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

1. Detailed knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical principles and concepts which underpin Maritime Engineering Science.

2. Knowledge and understanding of analytical, numerical and computational tools appropriate to the discipline of Maritime Engineering Science.

3. Awareness and understanding of the broader physical, commercial, regulatory and societal contexts in which Maritime Engineering Science takes place.

4. Understanding of information and communication technology relevant to the practice of Maritime Engineering Science.

5. A critical awareness of current problems and developments in Maritime Engineering Science, informed by the forefront of research within the field.

6. Detailed knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts and principles relevant to your chosen specialisation within the Maritime Engineering Science sector.

Taught Modules

The different subject matter of the modules lends itself to different teaching and learning techniques but these include lectures, tutorials, individual and group planning exercises and practical exercises. You are encouraged throughout to contribute your own professional experiences and thoughts to the learning of the whole class through a free exchange of ideas.

Many modules include assessed coursework assignments which require you to carry out a substantial study of selected topics, either as individuals or in groups, leading to considerable depth of understanding and specialist knowledge. Assessment is designed to show that you can rationally use taught material and have a fundamental understanding of the subject matter. Feedback on progress is given to students on all submitted work.

Research Project

The MSc course requires candidates to carry out a research project finishing with a dissertation. Research projects may concern any of the areas covered by the programme. The research project is intended to bring together the full range of skills in the programme and to provide you with an opportunity to build on all of the learning outcomes described above, while demonstrating in-depth knowledge and understanding of one or more of the areas covered by the programme. It involves information gathering and handling, critical analysis and evaluation, and presentation skills. The key requirement, however, is that the project must contain your own ideas and proposals: it should not simply be a technical design carried out to existing standards, but a problem with an element of novelty requiring the application of new information and concepts.

Assessment Methods

Testing of the knowledge base is through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects.

Analysis and problem solving skills are assessed through unseen written examinations and problem based exercises. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises, project reports and oral presentations.

The tutorial system

Every student is assigned a personal tutor when they start their university degree. Your personal tutor will meet you when you enrol, and you will see him/her several times during your studies for academic as well as pastoral support. S/He is accessible throughout your time in Southampton.

Administration

We have our own team of administrators who act as a point of contact for day-to-day advice and information for students. They are also responsible for collecting assignments and issuing the documents and forms which are required during your period of study.

Study locations

Boldrewood Innovation Campus

Boldrewood Innovation Campus

Burgess Road, Southampton, S016 7QFFind out more

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