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Maritime Engineering Science (Maritime Computational Fluid Dynamics) - MSc

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    Full time available

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    1 year full-time

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  • Last Updated

    23 August 2018

This MSc will suit engineering, mathematics and physical sciences graduates who wish to specialise in the maritime engineering science sector. The core modules, including 'Applications of CFD', and 'Advances in Ship Resistance and Propulsion', are particularly relevant to the Maritime Computational Fluid Dynamics theme of this course.

Introducing your degree

Our MSc programme will focus on teaching you computational techniques, their applications in predictions of fluid behaviour and the interactions with structure. Our course is suitable for graduates of engineering, mathematics and physical sciences. Prior specialised knowledge of the discipline isn’t necessary, as we will provide you with an introductory module to the fundamentals of Ship Science.


The year will be divided into two semesters. Your compulsory modules will give you an in-depth understanding of CFD methodology, data interpretation and practical applications of numerical procedures. You will also study Application of CFD and advances in ship resistance and propulsion.

In each semester, you will have the chance to broaden your maritime engineering education by selecting option modules including flow control, offshore engineering analysis and design search and optimisation.

The last four months will be devoted to practical research. You will complete a final research project and take advantage of our world-class high performance computing facility for your CFD work as well as CFD test facilities to perform your experimental work.

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Compulsory modules include: Fundamentals of Ship Science; MSc Research Project; Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics; Advances in Ship Resistance and Propulsion; Marine Hydrodynamics; Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering

Optional modules include: Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Advanced Computational Methods I; Turbulence: Physics and modelling; Flow Control; Ship Manoeuvring and Control; Marine Structures; Design Search and Optimisation; Offshore Engineering and Analysis; Marine Structures in Fluids

Career Opportunities

The maritime sector provides many and varied career opportunities in engineering and project management related roles. Maritime Engineering Science graduates are in strong demand with good starting salaries and excellent career progression opportunities.

Our graduates work across many different organisations. The Solent region around Southampton is the main UK hub for the maritime sector with organisations such as Lloyd’s Register, Carnival, BMT Nigel Gee, Maritime and Coastguard agency and many others based nearby. Organisations such BAE Systems, QinetiQ and Babcock support primarily the defence sector and employ a good number of our graduates. The offshore and marine renewable developments are offering excellent prospects both to work in the UK (locally, London or Aberdeen) or worldwide in places such as Singapore, Houston or Perth, etc.

Visit the Maritime Engineering Science (Maritime Computational Fluid Dynamics) - MSc page on the University of Southampton website for more details!





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