MSc in Ship & Offshore Technology

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering

Program Description

MSc in Ship & Offshore Technology

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering

MSc in Ship & Offshore Technology

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 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.

Course content

Year 1 - University of Strathclyde

  • Offshore Engineering Practice
  • Risers & Mooring Lines
  • Marine Pipelines
  • Dynamics of Floating Offshore Installations
  • Maritime Safety & Risk
  • Design & Construction of Floating, Production, Storage & Offloading Vessels
  • Theory & Practice of Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Inspection & Survey
  • Group Project
  • Research Project

Year 2 - Hamburg University of Technology

  • Structural Analysis of Ships & Offshore Structures
  • Sea-keeping of Ships
  • Ship Design
  • Manoeuvrability of Ships
  • Fatigue Strength of Ships &Offshore Structures
  • Ship Vibration
  • Master’s Thesis

Elective classes

  • Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics II
  • Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • Special Topics of Ship Propulsion
  • German 1 or 2 (where appropriate)
  • Learning & teaching

You’ll study at University of Strathclyde in Year 1.

Between the end of Year 1, April/May and October you’ll do a research project, move to Hamburg and complete a German Language course.

This is offered as a four- week summer school in August or as a three-week course in October.

You can choose the moving date which may depend on your research project. This can be supervised in conjunction with a TUHH professor.

Lectures in Hamburg are held in English. You’ll attend lectures between October and February and then complete exams between February and March.

Following March, you’ll complete your dissertation.

Entry requirements

BEng with second-class Honours or equivalent overseas qualification.

English Language Requirement

IELTs 6.5 or equivalent

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
19,450 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland
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Germany Hamburg
Application deadline Request Info
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Duration 2 years
Price 19,450 GBP