Taught course

Maritime Engineering Science: Naval Architecture

University of Southampton · School of Engineering Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) 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.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme covers the core subjects of naval architecture and provides an in-depth knowledge of the design and analysis of marine craft and structures within the marine environment. It is suitable for engineering, mathematics and physical sciences graduates. No prior specialised knowledge of the discipline is required and an introductory module called Fundamentals of Ship Science is provided 0n the programme.

Compulsory modules:
Fundamentals of Ship Science; MSc Research Project; Advances in Ship Resistance and Propulsion; Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering; Marine Structures in Fluids; Marine Law and Management

Optional modules:
Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Yacht and High Performance Craft; Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics; Numerical Methods; Ship Manoeuvring and Control; Marine Hydrodynamics; Marine Structures; Design Search and Optimisation; Failure of Materials and Components; Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows; Offshore Engineering and Analysis

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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