Using fundamental and applied techniques, you will work closely with our academics and industry experts to create innovative and sustainable ways to engineer the oceans and their resources.
You will learn to apply theoretical, computational and experimental approaches to solve fundamental and engineering problems associated with open waters and oceans.
You will learn about:
- traditional and emerging ocean engineering problems associated with application in the oil and gas industry
- marine renewable energy
- aquaculture and coastal engineering
- the impact of climate change on coastal structures and infrastructures
Field trips will play a key role in developing your understanding. You could go on trips to wind, tide and wave energy sites, oil and gas development sites, and offshore fish farms.
Applicants should normally have, or expect to have an honours degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent professional or overseas qualifications, in a relevant academic discipline. For applicants with a non-technical degree, they should hold a 2:1 honours degree or above, and their suitability for one of the MSc programmes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Fees and funding
For European Students
per year of study
EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government. This support will continue for students starting in the 2020-21 academic year.
For International Students
per year of study
Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.
You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.
- may be mandatory or optional expenses
- may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
- vary depending on your programme of study
- are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable
Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.
You will learn about general research approaches, as well as specialist topics of ocean engineering.
A range of teaching methods will be used:
- seminars by invited academic and industry experts
- laboratory exercises
- field trips
You will also work closely with a team of fellow students, under the guidance of academic staff and industry experts, on a major design project of marine renewable energy systems. This will incorporate realistic constraints that include technical, economic, environmental, ethical, social, and liability considerations.
You will be assessed using a number of methods including:
- class discussions and observations
- written and practical coursework
- written and practical exams
- project report and presentations
- dissertation research project