Taught course

Maritime Engineering Science: Maritime Computational Fluid Dynamics

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 focuses on computational techniques, their applications to the predictions of fluid behaviour, and its interactions with structure in the maritime environment. 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; Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics; Advances in Ship Resistance and Propulsion; Marine Hydrodynamics; Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering

Optional modules include: Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Advanced Computational Methods I; Turbulence: Physics and Modelling; Flow Control; Ship Manoeuvring and Control; Marine Structures; Design Search and Optimisation; Offshore Engineering and Analysis; 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