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University of Southampton

Ship Science / Engineering Management with Industrial Placement Year

UCAS Code: H55J

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Entry requirements for 2018 entry are subject to approval. This is expected to be confirmed by the end of May 2017. Typical offer: AAA, including Mathematics and at least one from Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics; plus pass in the associated practical science assessment. EPQ offer: AAB, to include Mathematics at grade A and at least one from Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics at grade A, and grade A in the EPQ; plus pass in the associated practical science assessment. Contextual offer: AAB, to include Mathematics at grade A and at least one from Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics at grade A; plus pass in the associated practical science assessment. General Studies, Use of Mathematics, Core Mathematics, Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking are excluded for entry.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A

Typical offer: AA in A-level Mathematics and either A-level Physics or Chemistry or Further Mathematics; (with a pass in the associated practical science assessment), and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,D3

Typical offer: D3, D3, D3 to include Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry or Further Mathematics. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A-levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D3 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 36 points, with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 6 points from Mathematics and 6 points from Physics, Further Mathematics or Chemistry.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Typical offer: AAA to include Mathematics and at least one from Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics. All applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/Grade 4.

UCAS Tariff

144-168

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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Materials technology

Ship design

Our courses provide you with the fundamentals of engineering, alongside design modules throughout your degree, which enable you to apply your knowledge and develop the skills you need to become a successful engineer.
This course focuses on enabling professional engineers to progress quickly into key management positions in the marine industry. It will provide you with the technical skills to design and manufacture innovative products, alongside the management expertise to take projects from concept to completion. In your third and fourth years, you will learn how to manage processes, people, and finances.
The Industrial Placement Year is an additional year-long module that allows you to apply for a placement with an engineering-based organisation. The Industrial Placement Year will be taken between your second and third years, extending your degree to five years. During your year-long placement, you will fulfil the role of a trainee engineer on a full-time basis.
We offer our students a dynamic learning environment; your course will include a combination of lectures, laboratory classes, tutorials, private study, and individual and group projects.

Modules

In years one and two you will concentrate on the fundamentals of engineering and gain the skills and understanding required to use information technology in an engineering context. In year three, you will have the opportunity to specialise or retain a broad-based study path through a wide selection of subject modules. You will also undertake an individual project. In year four, you will do a group design project and take specialist module options. The Industrial Placement Year is an additional year-long module, that will be taken between your second and third years, extending your degree to five years. Core and compulsory modules: Year 1: Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment, Electrical and Electronics Systems, ThermoFluids, Design and Computing, Basic Naval Architecture, Mechanics, Structures and Materials. Year 2: Engineering Management and Law, Systems Design and Computing for Ships, Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II, Hydrodynamics and Seakeeping, Ship Powering and Control Surfaces, Materials and Structures, Ship Structural Design and Production, Ship Design and Economics. Year 3: Individual Project, Management Science for Engineers, Marine Craft Concept Design, Marine Engineering, Accounting and Finance for Engineers, Marine Hydrodynamics, Marine Structures. Year 4: Group Design Project, Information Systems Management and Strategy, Marine Law and Management, Project Risk Management, Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering, Marine Law and Management.

Assessment methods

Testing is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises and oral presentations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Ship design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Technology

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

50%
UK students
50%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate
443

Engineering

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

50%
UK students
50%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate
463

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Engineering professionals
11%
Senior officers in protective services
4%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a group of very specialised materials technology subjects, including furniture technology, engineering materials and gemmology - bear this in mind when you review the stats, as the employment prospects for each don't necessarily have much in common. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Engineering professionals
4%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering and technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£32k

£32k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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