Taught course

Maritime Engineering Science: Advanced Materials

University of Southampton · School of Engineering Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree (or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University) 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 - please contact us before applying for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will provide you with an in-depth study of engineering materials, including composites, titanium and aluminium, enabling you to understand their selection and engineering for maritime applications. Prior specialised knowledge of the discipline isn’t necessary, as we will provide you with an introductory module to the fundamentals of Ship Science.

Compulsory modules include: Fundamentals of Ship Science; MSc Research Project; Microstructural Engineering for Transport Applications; Marine Law and Management; Failure of Materials and Components; Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering.

Optional modules include: Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Manufacturing and Materials; Yacht and High Performance Craft; Surface Engineering; Microstructural and Surface Characterisation; Ship Manoeuvring and Control; Marine Hydrodynamics; Marine Structures; Composites Engineering Design and Mechanics; Marine Structures in Fluids.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Engineering and the Environment
+44 (0)23 8059 4651