Masters degrees in Maritime Engineering equip postgraduates with the skills to design and develop marine engineering systems on board ships, and on offshore platforms which facilitate their capability.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Mechanical Engineering.
Courses in this field train you to devise and maintain mechanical, electrical and electronic operating systems across a wide range of maritime vehicles and offshore platforms. It includes floating devices and underwater pipeline networks.
You will undertake structural and hydrodynamic analysis of naval architecture and locomotives, investigating their control design, function and components (for example sensors, lasers, drilling systems). Condition monitoring is a key component of these courses, which encompasses not only systematic reliability, but health, safety and environmental sustainability.
Maritime law, regulation and management is also considered, particularly in relation to disaster response, international policy and economic practise.
Careers may include roles in the production of renewable energy such as wind, wave and tidal power, ship construction and maintenance, or even defence and security.
Subsea engineering plays a vital role in the exploitation of oil and gas resources. The subsea engineering industry help to specify the curriculum so we meet their requirements. The course is designed for you as an experienced or recently graduated engineer who wants to develop your subsea knowledge.
Your teaching modules operate in short 'intensive schools' with time after the module to complete the assignments, where applicable. They include:
-Input from industry experts
-Teaching from other disciplines
Teaching consists of lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision covering a variety of topics in subsea engineering. The degree is taught using a mix of the academic staff from the School of Marine Science and Technology as well as visiting lecturers and experts from industry.
You will undertake a research project leading to a dissertation. This may be a critical review and/or computational or experimental project using the University's world leading testing facilities. The research project is supported by an academic supervisor and may be conducted with an industrial partner which, where appropriate, may be your employer.
Ten taught modules worth 120 credits are delivered in blocks through semester one and/or two. A dissertation or research project, worth 60 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters.
Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Engineering Council. This means that you are automatically recognised as satisfying the educational requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations in over 90 countries.
IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.
Our accreditations give you an additional benchmark of quality to your degree, making you more attractive to graduate employers. It can also open the door to higher-level jobs, most of which require Chartered Engineer status.
You have access to dedicated facilities including:
You also have access to a set of excellent testing facilities: