Taught course

Maritime Engineering Science

University of Southampton · Engineering

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Maritime Engineering Science masters covers the core subjects and in-depth knowledge of Maritime Engineering Science for both design and analysis of marine craft and structures within the marine environment.

It is designed for graduates, or similarly qualified, with an engineering, scientific or mathematical background, who desire to pursue a career in maritime sector. Prior specialised knowledge of the discipline isn’t essential, as we will provide you with an introductory module to the fundamentals of Ship Science.

The programme will prepare students well for careers in a variety of professions in maritime sector, as well as those that are perhaps thinking of pursuing a PhD in this field.

You can choose from five themes, each covers a broad context alongside an in-depth specialisation. These themes aim to provide students with a wide range of specialist areas within the broad field of maritime engineering science:

  • Advanced Computational Engineering
  • Marine Engineering and Autonomy
  • Naval Architecture
  • Ocean Energy and Offshore Engineering
  • Yacht and High Performance Craft

Information for international students

Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 4651