Taught course

Maritime Engineering Science: Offshore Engineering

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 design and structural analysis of offshore fixed and floating structures. It will provide students with an understanding of maritime robotics for oceanography, offshore exploitation and disaster response. 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 on the programme.

Compulsory modules:
Fundamentals of Ship Science; MSc Research Project; Marine Law and Management; Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering; Offshore Engineering and Analysis; Marine Structures in Fluids; Maritime Robotics

Optional modules:
Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics; Thermofluid Engineering for Low Carbon Energy; Advances in Ship Resistance and Propulsion; Design Search and Optimisation; Marine Hydrodynamics; Marine Structures; Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows; Ship Manoeuvring and Control

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