- Start date: September
- Accreditation: Meets the key requirements to attain Chartered Engineer status
- Study mode and duration: MSc:12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
PgDip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time
Study with us
- one of the pathways offered in the Sustainable Engineering programe
- combines study in specialist, advanced engineering technologies underpinned with training in sustainability
- cross-disciplinary programme with input from industry
- satisfy key requirements to attain Chartered Engineer status
- develop sought-after understanding of sustainable approaches and practices
Why this course?
This flexible programme combines study in specialist, advanced engineering technologies underpinned with training in sustainability. The programme has been developed with direct industrial involvement to provide you with a solid understanding of modern, sustainable engineering. As well as gaining an understanding of how sustainable engineering applies to Marine Technology, this programme will also provide you with key transferable skills to aid your employability.
The course is designed for experienced or newly-qualified engineers in:
- Naval Architecture
- Marine Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering or related disciplines
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.
What you’ll study
Studying at least three generic modules will meet the key requirements to attain Chartered Engineer status.
You must take three specialist modules if you are studying for the Postgraduate Certificate and up to five if you are studying for a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.
Successful completion of six modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate.
You’ll work with a group of students from different pathways of the Sustainable Engineering programme. You’ll produce sustainable solutions to real-life industry problems. This project will include site visits, field trips and progress reports to industry partners.
Successful completion of eight modules and the group project leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.
Individual project (MSc only)
MSc students will study a selected topic in depth and submit a thesis.
Successful completion of eight modules, the group project and an individual project leads to the award of an MSc.
We have excellent teaching facilities 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
- Cutting-edge computer facilities
- Industry standard software
NAOME 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, students from NAOME 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
Maritime Safety & Risk
The class aims to demonstrate how the principles and methods of risk analysis are undertaken and reflected in safety assessment.
Risk analysis offers a variety of methods, tools and techniques that can be applied in solving problems covering the whole life cycle of a vessel (design, construction, operation and disposal) and, as such, this module will also elaborate on the practicalities of its application to a range of marine scenarios.
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.
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.
This class aims to provide you with an understanding of the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development. The social, environmental and economic impact of development strategies will be identified and the mitigation of negative impacts discussed.
Design & Construction of FPSOs
This class aims to provide an introduction to the shipbuilding technologies and equipment used in the construction of FPSO vessels.
It will also provide an introduction to the ship design process as applied to FPSO vessels.
Theory & Practice of Marine CFD
This class aims to introduce the students to the theoretical background of marine CFD using the finite volume method.
It also aims to illustrate the key ideas related to discretisation and solution of the Momentum and Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible flows and to discuss some key issues related to the use of CFD packages in practical applications.
This class provides a structured introduction to the design management process, issues and tools.
You'll explore the entire process of structuring a risk problem, modelling it, supporting and communicating recommendations, both theoretically and in practice. Risk management is linked with decision analysis in so far as we explore decision-making under uncertainty and it has links with quantitative business analysis as we explore the use of statistics in understanding risk. However, the topic has some unique attributes such as risk communication and the role that experts play in risk assessment.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Computational Free-Surface Hydrodynamics
This class aims to introduce the students to the theory background for solving turbulence flow and free-surface problems using Computational Fluid Dynamics method.
Learning & teaching
There are two teaching semesters of 11 weeks each.
Each year about 15 experts from the industry give talks and seminars on wide-ranging topics. Industrial visits are made to a variety of companies.
You’re required to attend an induction prior to the start of the course.
There are two types of method for module assessment. One is course work assessment only, the other is examination assessment. For examined modules the final assessment mark consists of 30-40% course work and 60-70% examination.
Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline. Entry may be possible with other qualifications provided there is evidence of relevant experience.
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 will 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 and non-UK EU postgraduate students
Scottish and non-UK EU 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.
Faculty of Engineering Scholarships for International Students
If you're applying for an MSc course you'll be eligible to apply for one of our scholarships for up to £5,000 towards your tuition fees.
Scholarships are available for applicants to all self-funded, new international (non-EU) fee paying students holding an offer of study for an MSc programme in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.
Please note you must have an offer of study for a full-time course at Strathclyde before applying. You must start your full-time MSc programme at Strathclyde in the coming academic year (2020-21).Find out more about our scholarship for international students
As a graduate you’re prepared for a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in the marine and related industries. These include:
- design and construction of all types of marine vehicles
- project management
- systems design
- safety management
- support services
- classification societies
- consultancy services.
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Sustainable Engineering: Marine Technology
Start Date: Sep 2020
Mode of Delivery: full-time
Sustainable Engineering: Marine Technology
Qualification: PG Diploma
Start Date: Sep 2020
Mode of Delivery: full-time
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