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 the 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.


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 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
  • Strathclyde 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.

Entry requirements

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 of structural mechanics, hydrostatics, fluid dynamics, ship resistance and propulsion, ship design, etc.




There are opportunities for you to work in:

  • Oil & gas companies
  • Shipbuilding companies
  • Classification societies
  • Firms specialising in riser & mooring analysis
  • Marine consultancies
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
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Oct 2019
Aug 2020
2 years
10,725 GBP
International, 2017/18 Year 1. 2017/18 Year 2 - £10,350
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