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Maritime Engineering Science: Naval Architecture (MSc)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Boldrewood Innovation Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop in-depth knowledge of maritime engineering science on this master’s course at the University of Southampton. You’ll learn about the design and analysis of marine craft and structures in the marine environment, and gain specialist understanding of the key areas of naval architecture. You'll graduate with the skills to become a naval architect or to continue your studies at PhD level.

This Maritime Engineering Science: Naval Architecture MSc is one of 5 maritime engineering science specialisms you can study at the University of Southampton.

Each one gives a broad overview of the key concepts of maritime engineering science while allowing you to pursue your own interests or career plans by focusing on a particular area.

It's ideal if you have an engineering, science or maths background and want a career in the maritime sector. You don’t need to have specialist knowledge of ship science already – we'll teach you what you need to know.

On this course you’ll take specialist modules allowing you to explore the key concepts of naval architecture, such as:

  • resistance and propulsion
  • maritime structure
  • manoeuvring
  • hydrodynamics
  • materials

You’ll also undertake an experimental or numerical research project, and benefit from our Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute research network and our world-class maritime engineering facilities, including the largest towing tank in a UK university.

This master's programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as meeting the academic requirement for Further Learning, for Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer registration. Candidates must hold a BEng/BSc undergraduate first degree that is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Careers

With this degree you'll be in strong demand as a naval architect or marine architect. Jobs in this area have good starting salaries and excellent career progression opportunities.

Our graduates work across many different organisations. The Solent region around Southampton is the main UK hub for the maritime sector, home to employers such as:

  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Carnival
  • BMT
  • Nigel Gee
  • the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Organisations such BAE Systems, QinetiQ and Babcock support the defence sector and employ a number of our graduates. The offshore and marine renewable development industries offer excellent prospects both to work in the UK or globally in locations such as Singapore, Houston or Perth.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    167 75%

    13th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    19th

    11

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