- Start date: January & September
- Accreditation: RINA / IMarEST
- Study mode and duration: MSc: 12 months full-time
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- learn about the factors influencing the dynamic behaviour of offshore institutions
- designed for graduate engineers in naval architecture, offshore engineering, mechanical engineering and other related disciplines
Why this course?
This course was developed in response to the demand for design engineers who can design and assess new ships and offshore structures.
You'll be introduced to ultimate strength, fatigue and design concepts for structural components of ships and offshore floating systems. You'll also gain the knowledge of material behaviour together with factors influencing the dynamic behaviour of offshore installations.
The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME), a leading institution in Scotland, offers excellent teaching and research facilities, which will expand your career opportunities in naval architecture, marine, offshore oil and gas industries.
What you’ll study
The programme consists of three components:
- instructional modules
- group project
- individual 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 present the report to a panel of industrial experts.
This project will enhance your team working and communication skills. It also provides valuable access to industrial 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 will be achieved by you carrying out work into a particular topic relating to your chosen theme and preparing a dissertation.
We have excellent teaching facilities including:
- Our departmental racing yacht, Catalina
- Kelvin Hydrodynamics Lab – the largest ship-model experiment tank in any UK university
- Towing/wave tank exclusively for teaching purposes
- Marine engine laboratory
- Cutting-edge computer facilities
- Industry standard software
This course is accredited 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.
A typical selection of classes offered on the programme are outlined below. Please note that these classes may be subject to change.
Risers & Mooring Lines
This class aims to provide an overview of the current deepwater oil and gas developments around the world and the technical challenges in terms of riser and mooring line design.
It will also demonstrate methods for modelling and analysing risers and mooring lines.
Dynamics of Floating Offshore Installations
Reliability-based Marine Structural Design Including Plated Structures
Finite Element Analysis of Floating Structures
This class aims to provide you with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the finite element method and the skills required to analyse floating structures with ANSYS, a commercially available finite element analysis program.
Particular emphasis will be given to ANSYS graphical user interface (GUI) and Workbench platform.
Advanced Marine Structures
This class aims to provide students with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the finite element method and the skills required to analyse marine structures with ANSYS, a commercially available finite element analysis program. Particular emphasis will be given to APDL language.
Computational Modelling of Problems in Structural Mechanics
Offshore Structural Integrity
This module provides the principles and methodologies to analyse and evaluate pertinent issues concerning the use of engineering materials and structural integrity in the marine environment. The module focuses on the practical tools for solving structural integrity and structural fitness-for-service problems throughout the design life-cycle in the marine environment.
Systems Availability & Maintenance
This class aims to provide an insight into the qualitative and quantitative systems’ reliability techniques as well as maintenance methodologies with particular emphasis to the maritime industry.
The course will give students the ability to formulate, solve, report and present a comprehensive maintenance strategy based on the application of reliability and criticality analysis and assessment tools.
The module will also provide students with an insight of the day-to-day operations of ships as well as explore and present features related to ships dry-dockings, inspection, repair and maintenance scheduling, regulatory regime as well as practical case studies on the above.
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Learning & teaching
There are two teaching semesters of 11 weeks each.
Course modules are delivered in the form of formal lectures supported with tutorials and laboratory experiments.
You’re required to attend an induction prior to the start of the course.
During term time, we arrange weekly seminars in which leaders and pioneers of the maritime, oil and gas and marine renewables industries visit the department and present to students. This is a great way of supplementing your education with the latest developments and gaining industry contacts for your future career.
Industrial visits are also made to a variety of companies.
There are two types of method for module assessment. One is course work assessment only, the other is exam assessment. For examined modules the final assessment mark consists of 30-40% course work marks and 60-70% exam marks.
The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & 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, our students 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
- Strathclyder of the Year
Normally a first-class or second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.
Pre-Masters preparation course
The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course held at the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre, for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the academic entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
Upon successful completion, you'll be able to progress to this degree course at the University of Strathclyde.
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Fees & funding
All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.
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Course materials & costs
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Placements & field trips
Travel to the Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory may be required depending on selected courses. Frequency variable: Average 5 visits if relevant to subjects. Bus fare £2-3 each way.
Access cards are provided free of charge. £10 charge to replace a lost card.
Please note: the fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.
How can I fund my course?
Scottish postgraduate students
Scottish postgraduate students may be able to apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students, a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from England
Students ordinarily resident in England may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from Wales
Students ordinarily resident in Wales may be to apply for postgraduate support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
Students coming from Northern Ireland
Postgraduate students who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland may be able to apply for support from Student Finance Northern Ireland. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. Find out more about the support and how to apply.
We've a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.
Career destinations include:
- Naval Architect
- Marine Engineer
- Graduate Engineer
- Marine Surveyor
- Offshore Renewables Engineer
- Project Engineer
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