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University of Southampton

Ship Science

UCAS Code: J641

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA including mathematics and an additional required subject Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Required A-Level subjects include mathematics, physics, chemistry and further mathematics. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable. We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows: ABB including mathematics (minimum grade A) and an additional required subject (minimum grade B).

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

DD

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Grade A in A-level mathematics plus DD in the Tech Level Accepted subjects: Engineering.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3, D3, D3 in three Principal subjects including mathematics and an additional required subject Required subjects include mathematics, physics, chemistry and 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 D2 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A* or grade D3 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A.

Extended Project

A

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAB, including mathematics (minimum grade A) and an additional required subject (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Required A-Level subjects include mathematics, physics, chemistry and further mathematics. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in mathematics and 6 at Higher Level in an additional required subject Required Higher Level subjects include mathematics, physics, chemistry and further mathematics. Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 including mathematics at H1 and an additional required subject at H1 Required higher level subjects include mathematics, physics, chemistry and further mathematics.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Grade A in A-level mathematics plus DD in the Technical Diploma Accepted subjects: Engineering

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve an A in both mathematics and a further required subject (Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics) at A-level plus D in the Technical Extended Certificate

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA in A-level mathematics and an additional required subject Required A-level subjects include mathematics, physics, chemistry and further mathematics. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

AAA from 3 A levels including mathematics and an additional required subject or AA from two A levels including mathematics and an additional required subject and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate Required A-Level subjects include mathematics, physics, chemistry and further mathematics. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

UCAS Tariff

144

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Marine technology

Ship Science covers all aspects of maritime engineering, including the design, construction and testing of the vessels and offshore structures that use the ocean for transport, recreation and the harnessing of marine resources.

This integrated masters degree covers the theoretical principles of naval architecture and marine engineering alongside practical laboratories, design modules and projects.

The first two years are the same for both the BEng and MEng Ship Science, providing you with a thorough understanding of the science and engineering associated with marine vehicles, structures, and their design.

At the end of your second year, you can choose to study one of six specialist pathways, or maintain a broad-based degree. The specialist pathways are: Advanced Computational Engineering, Marine Engineering and Autonomy, Naval Architecture, International Naval Architecture, Ocean Energy and Offshore Engineering, or Yacht and High Performance Craft.

In your third year you will extend your knowledge through advanced naval architecture modules, and carry out an individual project, bringing together the concepts and skills you have learned.

During your fourth year, you will take advanced modules and participate in a group design project, applying your engineering knowledge to solve a real-world problem.

You will have access to extensive facilities, which include dedicated student design studios and workshops, a 138m towing tank with wave maker, wind tunnel complex and a professional manufacturing centre.

Our courses are fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, the Institution of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and offer a route to chartered status.

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. 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, Marine Craft Concept Design, Marine Engineering, Ship Manoeuvring and Control, Marine Hydrodynamics, Marine Structures. Year 4: Group Design Project, Marine Law and Management, Design Search and Optimisation (DSO) – principles, methods, parameterizations and case studies, 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
£21,580
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:

Maritime 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.

86%
med
Marine technology

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.

Maritime technology

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

83%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

42%
UK students
58%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


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Maritime 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.

£25,500
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Engineering professionals
9%
Senior officers in protective services
3%
Sports and fitness occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits within a very specialised subject area for the naval industries, and there aren't many students who take this subject each year. For those who did last year, jobs as engineers or ship officers were much the most common. As the UK has always been a seafaring nation, and the naval industry is still important here, starting salaries can be good (the average was £24,500 last year) and, surprise surprise, based in port towns, so this is great if you'd like to be near (or on!) the sea.

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