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Technical Ship Management

This course is designed to give graduate engineers and well-qualified sea-going personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required for technical ship management. 90 percent of world trade is carried by sea. You'll gain an understanding of the subjects essential for effective and efficient management of ships and fleets. This course allows you to develop multidisciplinary interests and skills by working with other areas of naval architecture, ocean and marine engineering.

As a graduate you could expect to work in the industry as a technical ship superintendent or manager.

Entry requirements


BEng with second-class Honours or equivalent qualification.


Applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Instructional modules: Maritime transport and economics; maritime law, contracts and insurance; maritime safety and risk; maritime regulatory framework; inspection and survey; systems availability and maintenance.

Assessment methods

There are two types of method for module assessment. One is course work assessment only, the other is examination assessment. For examined modules the final assessment mark consists of 30-40 percent course work and 60-70 percent examination.


Course fees for Scottish and EU students are £5,500. For students from the rest of the UK, course fees are £9,000. Course fees for international students are £18,000.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PgDip Full-time 9 Months
MSc Full-time 12 Months

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