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BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Maritime technology
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AA in Mathematics and Physics, to include a pass in Physics Practical Mathematics at grade A,Physics at grade A and Any Subject at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics grades AA with three Highers graded AAA, these cannot include Mathematics or Physics.

Scottish Advanced Highers

Mathematics at grade A and Physics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma

International Baccalaureate

18 at Higher Level including 6 in both Higher Mathematics and Higher Physics, and a minimum of 5 points in standard Level English

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Maritime design is an important theme throughout this course, which meets the core technical requirements for accreditation and allows graduates to embark on gaining their chartered status. The first two years of the BEng Ship Science course will provide you with a broad-based knowledge of engineering methods for the design and maintenance of marine systems, and the course content is identical to the course content of our MEng Ship Science course. In the final year you will also conduct an individual research project of your choice and a small-group concept design project.


Year 1: Computational methods for ship design; electrical systems; fluid mechanics; graphical communications and marine transportation; mathematics for engineering sciences; mechanics; mechanics of solids; modelling and computing; properties of materials; ship studies and thermodynamics. Year 2: Computing (Fortran); fluid mechanics; management 1; marine engineering; materials; mathematics for aerospace and ship science; naval architecture dynamics; resistance and propulsion; ship design; ship design and economics; ship functional design; ship production technology and ship structures. Year 3: Mandatory modules: management 2; manufacturing with metals; marine craft concept design; marine hydrodynamics; materials service performance; ship control systems and individual project; plus a choice from a wide range of optional modules.

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
50% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
20% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
443 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are senior officers in protective services


Graduates who are managers and directors in transport and logistics


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. Those who do, tend to go to work as marine engineers or ship officers. As the UK has always been a seafaring nation, and the naval industry is still important here, starting salaries can be good 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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