Last Updated on January 15, 2023 by Team College Learners
Marine engineering is the discipline that deals with matters related to the design, innovation, construction and maintenance of seagoing vessels and navigation equipment. Marine engineers focus primary on the development and production of internal systems of boats, ships, or submarines. They are engaged in designing propulsion systems, auxiliary power machinery and operation equipment. Their technical responsibilities also include working on-board to maintain these systems.
Marine engineering is closely related to other fields such as naval architecture, nautical sciences, oceanographic engineering, or automotive and mechanical engineering. These study areas require very good knowledge of physics, and more specifically fluid mechanics, propulsion, applied mathematics, control engineering, and computer-aided design (CAD).
Students of marine engineering have the opportunity to specialise in certain areas including hydrodynamics, naval operations, design and logistics, resources and aquaculture and technology management. A graduate of marine engineering possesses good knowledge of mechanics, hydraulics, materials science and specialised computer software.
Professionals work in many different settings and industries, from marine engineering firms and the naval forces, to offshore oil and gas industries and mineral extraction companies, and marine consultancy and survey agencies. Typical job roles include ship engineer, travelling service engineer, sales engineer, port engineer, consultant in maritime.
- Study at one of the UK’s leading Maritime Schools
- Follow a curriculum accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
- Meet Chartered Engineer requirements
- Benefit from close industry links and excellent career prospects
This MSc programme provides the engineering skills and techniques you need to work as a specialist in the marine and offshore engineering field. On graduation you will be able to make an immediate contribution to a company’s capability and operation, and progress into senior management positions.
The course combines substantial marine modules with mechanical engineering options to produce a bespoke skills learning set. It capitalises on the demand for highly qualified postgraduates and maintains LJMU’s longstanding reputation for meeting the needs of the maritime industry.
Studying alongside students from all over the world you will learn about: safety analysis, design engineering, structural analysis, maritime law and insurance, quality systems and alternative energy systems.
Fees and funding
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students
The fees quoted at the top of this page cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:
- Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
- Access to programme-appropriate software
- Library and student IT support
- Free on-campus wifi via eduroam
Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:
- accommodation and living expenditure
- books (should you wish to have your own copies)
- printing, photocopying and stationery
- PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
- mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
- field trips (travel and activity costs)
- placements (travel expenses and living costs)
- student visas (international students only)
- study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
- academic conferences (travel costs)
- professional-body membership
- graduation (gown hire etc)
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.
Further your career prospects
LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2018) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.
With an increasing demand for qualified experts in the field, you will be highly sought after by employers and you will have the skills to enter senior positions with major UK and international companies. A large percentage of Marine and Offshore Engineering graduates are employed by Lloyd’s of London. However, you will also be well-qualified for consultancy and government body work.
Msc marine engineering distance learning
MSc Marine Technical Superintendent
- 24 months Online degree: £13,500 overall cost (UK/EU)
- Maritime and Offshore Safety Analysis
- Research Methods
- MSc Project
- Law and Marine Insurance
- Maritime Economics and Management
Offshore Wind Energy
University of Strathclyde
- 1 year Full time degree: £8,850 per year (UK/EU)
Marine Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical Options) MSc
UCL (University College London)
- 1 year Full time degree: £14,300 per year (UK/EU)
MSc Marine and Offshore Engineering
Liverpool John Moores University
- 1 year Full time degree: £9,000 per year (UK/EU)
Maritime Engineering Science: Yacht and High-performance Craft (MSc)
University of Southampton
- 1 year Full time degree: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Subsea Engineering, MSc
University of Aberdeen
- 27 months Online degree: £12,180 overall cost (UK/EU)
- 12 months Full time degree: £9,200 per year (UK/EU)