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Maritime Engineering Science (Offshore Engineering)

In this MSc programme you will cover the design and structural analysis of offshore fixed and floating structures. We will give you an understanding of maritime robotics for oceanography, offshore exploitation and disaster response. Our course is suitable for graduates of engineering, mathematics and physical sciences. Prior specialised knowledge of the discipline is not required, as we will provide you with an introductory module to the fundamentals of Ship Science.

Entry requirements

MSc: Upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) 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.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Fundamentals of Ship Science; MSc Research Project; Marine Law and Management; Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering; Offshore Engineering and Analysis; Marine Structures in Fluids; Maritime Robotics Optional modules include: Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics; Thermofluid Engineering for Low Carbon Energy; Advances in Ship Resistance and Propulsion; Design Search and Optimisation; Marine Hydrodynamics; Marine Structures; Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows; Ship Manoeuvring and Control.

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,578 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Channel Islands 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years

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