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University of Southampton

Ship Science with Industrial Placement Year

UCAS Code: H52H

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Typical Offer: AAA including mathematics and an additional required subject If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer: AAB, including mathematics (minimum grade A) and an additional required subject (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows: AAB including mathematics (minimum grade A) and an additional required subject (minimum grade A) Required A-Level subjects include mathematics and either physics, chemistry or further mathematics. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

DD

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Grade A in A-level mathematics plus DD in the Tech Level Accepted subjects: Engineering.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3, D3, D3 in three Principal subjects including mathematics and an additional required subject We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants?who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. Required subjects include mathematics and either physics, chemistry or further mathematics. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D2 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A* or grade D3 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A.

Extended Project

A

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAB, including mathematics (minimum grade A) and either physics, chemistry or further mathematics (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 points at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation, and 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry or Physics We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants?who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP) offer Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 including mathematics at H1 and either chemistry or physics at H1 We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants?who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. There are no additional requirements

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve Grade A in A-level mathematics plus DD in the Technical Diploma Accepted subjects: Engineering

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

Typical entry criteria will be to achieve an A in both mathematics and a further required subject (Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics) at A-level plus D in the Technical Extended Certificate

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus A in A-level mathematics and A in an additional required A-level subject We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants?who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. The University’s qualifications equivalencies table will be used: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/index.page#_ga=2.143280181.1285720294.1533033883-1673588377.1531313130 We do not accept the BTEC National Extended Diploma without additional A-levels We do not accept the BTEC National Diploma without additional A-levels Applicants with a BTEC National Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. For example, S5 – S6 (2 years): AABBB (A in specific subject) or S6 (1 year): ABBBB (A in specific subject). Unless a more advanced level (Higher or Advanced Higher) is specified in the stated entry requirements, all applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4" We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner's potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

AAA from 3 A levels including mathematics and an additional required subject or AA from 2 A levels including mathematics and an additional required subject and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants?who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. Required A-Level subjects include mathematics and either physics, chemistry or further mathematics. Pass in the associated science Practical is required where applicable. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

UCAS Tariff

144

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Marine technology

Ship Science covers all aspects of maritime engineering, including the design, construction and testing of the vessels and offshore structures that use the ocean for transport, recreation and the harnessing of marine resources.

This integrated masters degree covers the theoretical principles of naval architecture and marine engineering alongside practical laboratories, design modules and projects.

The first two years are the same for both the BEng and MEng Ship Science, providing you with a thorough understanding of the science and engineering associated with marine vehicles, structures, and their design.

At the end of your second year, you can choose to study one of six specialist pathways, or maintain a broad-based degree. The specialist pathways are: Advanced Computational Engineering, Marine Engineering and Autonomy, Naval Architecture, International Naval Architecture, Ocean Energy and Offshore Engineering, or Yacht and High Performance Craft.

In your third year you will extend your knowledge through advanced naval architecture modules, and carry out an individual project, bringing together the concepts and skills you have learned.

During your fourth year, you will take advanced modules and participate in a group design project, applying your engineering knowledge to solve a real-world problem.

Your Industrial Placement Year will enhance your employability, with an additional year-long paid placement in an engineering organisation. You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills that you developed during the early years of your degree, developing vital professional knowledge and skills to prepare you to become a professional engineer after graduation.

You will have access to extensive facilities, which include dedicated student design studios and workshops, a 138m towing tank with wave maker, wind tunnel complex and a professional manufacturing centre.
Our courses are fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, the Institution of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and offer a route to chartered status.

Modules

The modules that you take in years three and four will depend whether you have chosen to study a broad-based degree or one of our six pathways. Typical modules for the broad-based degree include:

Year one: Basic Naval Architecture; Design and Computing; Electrical and Electronic Systems; Mathematics; Mechanics, Structures and Materials; Thermofluids

Year two: Engineering Management and Law; Hydrodynamics and Seakeeping; Materials and Structures; Mathematics; Ship Resistance and Propulsion; Ship Design and Economics; Ship Structural Design and Production; and Systems Design and Computing for Ships

Year three: Individual Project; Marine Craft Concept Design, Marine Engineering; Marine Hydrodynamics; Marine Structures; Ship Manoeuvring and Control; plus module options

Year four: Group Design Project; Design Search and Optimisation; Project Risk Management; Marine Safety: Risk, Environment and Law; plus module options to extend your knowledge

Assessment methods

Testing is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem-solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises and oral presentations.
The Industrial Placement Year is assessed via an individual reflective report and a presentation to staff and peers.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£21,580
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Maritime Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
med
Marine technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Maritime technology

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

57%
UK students
43%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


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Maritime technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,500
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Engineering professionals
9%
Senior officers in protective services
3%
Sports and fitness occupations

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