Taught course

Marine and Offshore Engineering

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

  • A lower second class (2:2) or higher honours degree in an engineering discipline.
  • A lower second class (2:2) or higher honours degree in mathematics or a physical science, together with experience in a field relevant to engineering.
  • References will normally be required for all candidates.
Alternative qualifications considered:
  • A Chief Engineers or 2nd Engineers certificate of competency.
  • Graduate or corporate membership of a suitable engineering professional body. For example the IMarEST, The Institute of Mechanical Engineers, The Institution Engineering and Technology or the Institute of Measurement and Control,
  • Other qualifications or experience deemed to be equivalent. In particular, mature students must provide evidence of adequate educational and/or industrial experience to assure a reasonable chance of success on the award programme.
International requirements:
  • All applicants must provide evidence of competence in English. The level of English language required should be equivalent to 6.0 for IELTS within the previous 24 months. Equivalents to this score are:
  • UK GCSE English grade C or above
  • Cambridge Examination Board: Advanced Certificate of English, grade C or above.
  • Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK Degree programme within the previous 24 months are exempt from the requirements to produce evidence of competence in English.

Months of entry


Course content

LJMU’s long history of high quality masters teaching in Marine and Offshore Engineering will ensure you are prepared for a successful career in this growing industry.
  • Study at one of the UK’s leading Maritime Schools
  • Follow a curriculum accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Meet Chartered Engineer requirements
  • Benefit from close industry links and excellent career prospects
This MSc programme provides the engineering skills and techniques you need to work as a specialist in the marine and offshore engineering field. On graduation you will be able to make an immediate contribution to a company’s capability and operation, and progress into senior management positions.
The course combines substantial marine modules with mechanical engineering options to produce a bespoke skills learning set. It capitalises on the demand for highly qualified postgraduates and maintains LJMU’s longstanding reputation for meeting the needs of the maritime industry.
Studying alongside students from all over the world you will learn about: safety analysis, design engineering, structural analysis, maritime law and insurance, quality systems and alternative energy systems.
Our highly qualified and respected academic team combine specialist knowledge with relevant industrial experience. This combination of academic and professional expertise, as well as our well-established links with the industry and the worldwide maritime research sector, will help to ensure that you are well prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of this expanding sector.
This programme is also available as a 2 year (240 credit) programme. This consists of the standard 120 credits of taught modules plus 60 credits of MSc project, accompanied by an additional 60 credits. This can be taken as either a single semester group design project (a current module) or a sandwich placement year of 30 weeks (a current module).

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


Course contact details

Course Enquires
0151 231 5090