MSc/PgDip in Marine Engineering

This programme allows graduate engineers or those from related disciplines to specialise in, or convert to, marine engineering.

Marine engineering involves the systems and equipment onboard marine vehicles including:

  • design
  • construction
  • installation
  • support

There’s a particular emphasis on propulsion and control systems.

High efficiency and low environmental impact of marine engines are the key factors in assuring economical operation and environmental protection in maritime transportation. This has important implications for both economic success and environmental impact.

The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME), a leading institution in Scotland, offers excellent teaching and research facilities in naval architecture, ocean and marine engineering, which expands your career opportunities in naval architecture, marine, offshore oil and gas industry.

You’ll study

The programme consists of three components:

  • instructional modules
  • group project
  • individual project (MSc only)

Group project

You’ll be part of a group of three to five people in ‘consultant teams’ for 10 weeks addressing a practical engineering problem. You’ll then have the opportunity to present the report to a panel of industry experts.

This project will enhance your team working and communication skills. It also provides valuable access to industry contacts.

It'll give you a good understanding of all aspects of research work. In addition, the technological study must be accompanied by a survey of the relevance and applicability of the findings to the maritime industries at large.

You'll learn efficient ways to gather information, to distribute workload and to delegate amongst the group, to analyse their results and to appreciate the broader implications of the whole project. In-depth technological studies will be accompanied by increasingly important competence in managerial skills, quality assurance and a sound appreciation of the economic, political, social and environmental issues crucial to professional success.

Individual project (MSc only)

MSc students will take on an individual dissertation on a topic of their own interest. The aim of the individual project is to develop your research skills and to combine many of the aspects learned from other modules within a specific topic. This'll be achieved by you carrying out work on a particular topic relating to your chosen theme and preparing a dissertation.

Course content

Instructional classes

  • Advanced Marine Engineering
  • Marine Engineering Simulation & Modelling
  • Inspection & Survey
  • Maritime Safety & Risk
  • Marine Transport & Economics
  • Onboard Energy Management & Marine Environment Protection

Generic classes

  • Information Management
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Engineering
  • Systems Availability & Maintenance
  • Design Management
  • Environmental Impact & Sustainability
  • Project Management

Learning & teaching

There are two teaching periods (semesters) of 12 weeks each. Some of the second-semester subjects are taught over eight weeks. This is so that you can devote as much time as possible to your individual project work.

Course modules are delivered in the form of formal lectures supported by tutorials and laboratory experiments.

Entry requirements

MSc - BEng with second-class Honours or equivalent overseas qualification.

PgDip - Applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma in the first instance. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

English Language Requirement

IELTs 6.5 or equivalent

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
1 year
18,000 GBP
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