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University of Southampton

Ship Science / Offshore Engineering

UCAS Code: 3S28

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Typical offer: AAA, including Mathematics and an acceptable science, plus a pass in the practical science assessment where applicable. (A-level science subjects considered are Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Physics) EPQ offer: AAB, to include Mathematics and an accepted science at grade AA (see list above), and grade A in the EPQ; plus pass in science practical(s). Contextual offer: ABB, to include Mathematics at grade A and an acceptable science at grade B (see list above); plus pass in science practical(s). General Studies, Use of Mathematics, Core Mathematics, Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking are excluded for entry.

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

DD

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Grade A in A-level Maths plus DD in the Tech Level Accepted subjects: Engineering. Must be offered in combination with A-level Mathematics and units M1 and M2 must be taken.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

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.

Extended Project

A

AAB with Grade A in the EPQ Typical offer: AA from Mathematics and an acceptable science subject, B in the third subject and grade A in the EPQ; plus Pass in practical science assessment(s)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 36 points, with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 6 points in Mathematics and 6 points in an acceptable science (Science subjects considered are Physics, Chemistry and Further Mathematics)

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Grade A in A-level Maths 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 Maths and an acceptable science (Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics) at A-level plus D in the Technical Extended Certificate

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Typical offer: AAA to include Mathematics and an acceptable science (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.

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

A

Typical offer: AA in A-level Mathematics and an acceptable science, and A in the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. (Science subjects considered are Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Physics, with a pass in the associated practical science assessment)

UCAS Tariff

144-168

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Offshore engineering

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 will provide you with the technical skills needed to analyse the structural designs and operations of fixed and floating structures, from offshore jackets to semisubmersibles. In your third and fourth year you will study ship manoeuvring and control, marine law, and maritime robotics. This course is ideally suited to someone interested in working in the offshore or ocean energy sectors.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. 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, Offshore Engineering and Analysis, Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering, Marine Law and Management, Marine Structures in Fluids, Maritime Robotics

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:

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.

77%
med
Offshore engineering

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.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

84%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

51%
UK students
49%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

Engineering

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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?

51%
UK students
49%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

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.

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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

56%
Engineering professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Offshore engineering

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

£28k

£28k

£34k

£34k

£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.

Ship design

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

£28k

£28k

£34k

£34k

£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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