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Marine Engineering MSc

Our Marine Engineering MSc covers all aspects of ship and offshore platform machinery and power systems in terms of design, operation and functionality.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
Masters level study – Webinar - 29 March, 14:00-15:00 (BST)  


You'll deepen your knowledge of marine engineering and understand how it can be applied. Our master's in Marine Engineering covers topics associated with:

  • ship propulsion machinery and transmission
  • ship performance
  • system reliability,
  • condition monitoring
  • electrical systems

Our MSc is designed for both practising professionals and new graduates in subjects such as:

  • civil engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • naval architecture
  • offshore engineering
  • ocean engineering
  • marine engineering

This course meets the growing needs for engineers skilled in marine engineering. It highlights the cutting-edge technologies and provides an understanding of:

  • design and operation
  • management and control
  • environmental impact


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What you'll learn

The course develops your knowledge and analytical skills to enable you to:

  • design, select and analyse marine propulsion and transmission systems
  • produce mathematical and computer modelling of marine machinery and engineering systems
  • design and analyse control systems for marine machinery
  • evaluate systems reliability, availability and maintainability
  • use mathematics and physics appropriate to marine technology
  • develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • test design ideas through laboratory work or simulation with technical analysis
  • critically evaluate results
  • integrate and analyse information from a variety of sources


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Our strong industrial engagement means that our degree programmes are shaped by industry and government policy.

Multidisciplinary Group Project

This module will allow you to work with students from different marine disciplines on a practical engineering problem.

Your communication and team working skills will be enhanced by working with a multidisciplinary team. You'll benefit from a broad spectrum of marine technology/engineering perspectives.

The Multidisciplinary Group Project involves information gathering, analysis and work delegation. You'll need to consider the following implications when undertaking your project:

  • political
  • economical
  • social
  • technological
  • legal
  • environmental

Site trips

We'll arrange local marine-related industry trips. These will enhance your understanding of the operation, challenges and new advances in the marine industry.

Your future

Graduate destinations

We have close links with industry and our graduates. This provides you with a network, allowing you to enhance your employability.

Graduates on this programme are prepared for wide range of careers across the globe in maritime engineering sectors.

These include:

  • classification societies
  • ship operation
  • marine design and consultancy
  • shipbuilding and ship repair

The master's in Marine Engineering also provides a route into further study at PhD level.

Our Careers Service

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


You'll have access to a range of dedicated facilities that will support your studies and enhance your learning experience, including:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

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