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Ship Science courses

Ship Science is the science and engineering of marine vehicles and structures. Our course is unique to the University of Southampton and we have over 40 years of teaching the discipline.

Our courses will equip you with the skills to design analyse and manufacture the largest and most complex vessels in the field of engineering operating in one of the most extreme environments on this planet. 

BEng Ship Science

BEng Ship Science

This three year BEng course applies engineering science to the field of ships and other maritime structures. The course provides core naval architecture and marine engineering knowledge. 

MEng Ship Science

MEng Ship Science

This four year Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering course is unique to the University of Southampton. It applies engineering science to the field of ships and other maritime structures. 

Choose to specialise with one of our 6 MEng Ship Science themes:

If you have not taken the required A level subjects for direct entry to your chosen degree, then you can take our one-year Foundation Year. 

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Find out about our graduates' careers

Tom Ballantine graduated in 2017 with an MEng in Ship Science/Yacht and Small Craft.   He now works at Gurit as a Composite Structural Design Engineer.   

Students have access to our 138m towing tank
Teaching from Wolfson Unit consultants
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My biggest passion was sailing and when I found out that it was possible to choose Ship Science as an engineering course I decided that I wanted to come to Southampton to study the best Ship Science course in the world.
Laura Marimon GiovannettiMEng Ship Science, 2013. PhD 2017
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