Taught course

Maritime Engineering Science: Offshore Engineering

University of Southampton · School of Engineering Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree (2:1 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 is suitable for engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences graduates who wish to design and conduct structural and hydrodynamic analyses for offshore engineering of fixed and floating structures. It will provide students with an understanding of maritime robotics for oceanography, offshore exploitation, and disaster response. No prior specialised knowledge of the discipline is required and an introductory module called Fundamentals of Ship Science is provided in the programme.

Compulsory modules:

  • Fundamentals of Ship Science;
  • MSc Research Project;
  • Marine Law and Management;
  • Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering;
  • Offshore Engineering and Analysis;
  • Marine Structures in Fluids;
  • Maritime Robotics

Optional modules: further module options are available

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Engineering and the Environment
+44 (0)23 8059 4651 / 3262 / 8840 / 3113 / 4885