MSc/PGDip Marine Engineering

General information

This programme allows graduate engineers or those from related disciplines to specialise in, or convert to, Marine Engineering. Marine Engineering is concerned with the design, construction, installation, and support of the systems and equipment onboard marine vehicles, with particular emphasis on propulsion and control systems. High efficiency and low environmental impact of marine engines are the key factors in assuring economical operation and environmental protection in maritime transportation, which has important implications for both economic success and environmental impact.

There are two starting/application dates, one in September and one in January. Students are required to accumulate 180 credits for MSc and 120 credits for Postgraduate Diploma. Most of the taught modules are worth 12 credits each and each 12-credit module is normally taught over 20 hours lecture and 10 hours tutorial.

The course has three components: Instructional Modules, Group Project, Individual Project (MSc only). Depending upon the background of the students, the curriculum will contain a combination of both the following subjects and the generic modules listed:

  • Advanced Marine Engineering
  • Marine Engineering Simulation and Modelling
  • Marine Transport and Economics
  • Inspection and Survey
  • Onboard Energy Management and Marine Environment Protection
  • Maritime Safety and Risk

Generic Modules

  • Design Management
  • Environmental Impact and Sustainability
  • Financial Engineering
  • Information Management
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
Contact Person: Prof. Peilin Zhou (Academic Selector Postgraduate) (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

1022 - Safety", "0588 - Scientific modelling", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0413 - Logistics and shipping operational management", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions", "0031 - Project management


Venue: University of Strathclyde
Glasgow , United Kingdom

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building 
100 Montrose Street
Glasgow G4 0LZ



Scot/EU students: £5.000
RUK Students (England, Wales, Northern Ireland): £9.000
International students: £17.500

A definitive and up-to-date guide to the fees can be obtained here.


MSc. BEng with First, or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours or equivalent overseas qualification.

PgDip. Applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma in the first instance. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Pre-Masters preparation course. The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

Application Procedure:

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in theenquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

You can apply online from the programme's website. There are different application forms (see below) if you want to apply for the MSc diploma or the PG Diploma, for January or September entry. Additional documents required include:

  • Degree certificate and Academic transcripts
  • Certificate of proficiency in English (for example, IELTS or TOEFL certificates)
  • Two references, at least one from an academic referee from the last educational institution attended.

Application Deadline
There is no formal closing date for postgraduate applications at the University of Strathclyde, you are recommended to apply by the end of March for September entry. You are advised to contact the programme director in order to ascertain whether the course you are interested in has an application deadline.

    Grant Opportunities:

    More information about funding opportunities is available here.


    Academic level: Master


    The student's performance is assessed via written examinations, coursework assignments and individual project thesis. The teamwork exercises are assessed on a continuous basis.

    Qualification: Master of Science

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