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Ship & Offshore Technology (MSc)

Course Description

Why this course?

This programme is designed for graduate engineers in naval architecture, offshore engineering, mechanical engineering and other related disciplines who wish to acquire advanced knowledge in a broad range of subjects of ship and offshore technologies.

This two year course is offered jointly with Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in Germany. Year 1 is completed at Strathclyde and Year 2 in Hamburg. The award is made in the name of both universities.

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/shipoffshoretechnology/


We have excellent teaching facilities at the University of Strathclyde including:
- Catalina - our departmental racing yacht
- Kelvin Hydrodynamics Lab - the largest ship-model experiment tank in any UK university
- Towing/wave tank exclusively for teaching purposes
- Marine engine laboratory
- Hydrogen fuel cell laboratory
- Cutting-edge computer facilities
- Industry standard software

TUHH is one of Germany’s newest and most successful universities.

Teaching staff

You’re taught by dedicated staff with diverse expertise and research activities.


All of our degree programmes are and to be (2014) professionally by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, (IMarEST) on behalf of the UK Engineering Council.

Student competitions

The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME) supports and promotes students in various competitions and awards, from cash bursaries for top performing students to the highest of awards from international organisations.

In recent years students from NAOME have been triumphant in the following high profile competitions:
- Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year (SET Awards)
- Best Maritime Technology Student (SET Awards)
- Double winner of BP’s Ultimate Field Trip Competition
- Strathclyder of the Year

Additional information

Before starting the second year (Hamburg) you’ll have the opportunity to complete an intensive German language course. It is offered as a four-week summer school in August or as a three-week course in October.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Learning & teaching

You’ll study at University of Strathclyde in Year 1.
Between the end of Year 1, April/May and October you’ll do a research project, move to Hamburg and complete a German Language course.
This is offered as a four- week summer school in August or as a three-week course in October.
You can choose the moving date which may depend on your research project. This can be supervised in conjunction with a TUHH professor.
Lectures in Hamburg are held in English. You’ll attend lectures between October and February and then complete exams between February and March.
Following March, you’ll complete your dissertation.


Assessment is through written examinations, coursework assignments and an individual project thesis. There are teamwork exercises assessed on a continuous basis.


There are opportunities for you to work in:
- Oil & gas companies
- Shipbuilding companies
- Classification societies
- Firms specialising in riser & mooring analysis
- Marine consultancies

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Visit the Ship & Offshore Technology (MSc) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Entry Requirements

MSc: BEng degree with First Class Honours, or equivalent overseas qualification, in a marine or marine-related engineering subject.It is essential to have sufficient knowledge on structural mechanics, hydrostatics, fluid dynamics, ship resistance and propulsion, ship design, etc.

Course Fees

2015/16: Scotland/EU £6,550; Rest of UK £11,750; International £19,450

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