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Maritime Engineering MSc

Our Maritime Engineering MSc gives you the knowledge and skills to manage complex engineering problems across the maritime sector.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024


In this course you’ll combine technical knowledge of maritime engineering subjects with practical industrial applications. This will help you develop the ability to manage complex engineering problems.

You’ll focus on the professional responsibilities of engineers, including:

  • health and safety
  • diversity and inclusion
  • cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters
  • codes of practice and industry standards specific to the maritime sector

There is growing demand for maritime focused engineers in the “blue economy”. Areas such as decarbonisation of shipping, transition to net zero, deep-water offshore renewables and subsea exploration all need engineers with specialist skills.

You’ll gain knowledge and skills in maritime engineering, equipping you with the tools to meet this demand.

We designed this MSc for both practising professionals and new graduates in areas such as:

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

Our masters in Maritime Engineering covers topics associated with:

  • naval architecture
  • aeronautical engineering
  • marine engineering
  • offshore engineering
  • offshore renewable energy systems
  • subsea systems
  • marine technology
  • maritime structures
  • hydrodynamics
  • marine propulsion
  • marine electrical power systems
  • marine machinery systems
  • energy and environmental performance
  • maritime business
  • data analytics


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What you'll learn

Depending on your chosen modules, this course develops your knowledge and skills in:

  • Latest technology trends in the maritime sector
  • Propellers and turbines
  • Physics of ocean waves
  • Electrical power requirements for maritime systems
  • Environmental impacts of maritime operations
  • Advanced structural analysis to ships and offshore systems
  • Computational design and analysis of maritime systems
  • Hydrodynamic performance of specialist systems
  • Risk assessment procedures
  • Designing mooring systems
  • Performance of marine systems
  • Creative engineering teamwork skills


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 maritime 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 maritime 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 maritime-related industry trips. These will enhance your understanding of the operation, challenges and new advances in the maritime 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 Maritime Engineering also provides a route into further study at PhD level.

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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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:

  • a student common room
  • a computer laboratory
  • Rocket HPC Service (high performance computing)
  • Jones Engineering laboratory

You'll also have access to a set of excellent testing facilities:


Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 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

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

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