Taught course

Maritime Engineering Science: Yacht and Small Craft

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 specialises in the analysis, design and performance of yachts, small craft and other highperformance vessels, and is suitable for engineering, mathematics and physical sciences graduates. Engineers from the world-renowned Wolfson Unit contribute to the teaching of this programme. 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; Yacht and High Performance Craft; Marine Law and Management; Sailing Yacht and Powercraft Design; Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering

Optional modules: Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Manufacturing Materials; Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics; Advanced Sensors and Condition Monitoring; Advances in Ship Resistance and Propulsion ; Ship Manoeuvring and Control; Marine Hydrodynamics; Marine Structures; Design Search and Optimisation; Composite Engineering Design and Mechanics; Failure of Materials and Components; Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows

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