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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

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  • Last Updated

    21 September 2017

Course content


This MSc programme is suitable for engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences graduates who wish to specialise in the analysis, design and performance of yachts, small craft, and other high-performance vessels. Engineers from the world-renowned Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics 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 in 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

For more information view our website.

Visit the MSc Maritime Engineering Science (Yacht and Small Craft) page on the University of Southampton website for more details!






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