Postgraduate Factfile: Marine and Offshore Engineering MSc
- The Programme
- Academic School
- Employment / careers
- Entry requirements
- Finance / fees
- How to apply
Course at a glanceMode of study: Full Time (1 year)
Start date: September
- Study at one the UK’s leading Engineering Schools
- Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and meets Chartered Engineer requirements
- 90% of LJMU engineering research rated as international to world leading and this directly informs the course curriculum
- The Liverpool Maritime Academy is an international centre of excellence in maritime education and professional training and education
- Advanced marine simulation facilities at Lairdside Maritime Centre amongst the best in the world
- Close industry links and programme widely recognised by employers as meeting requirements needed to succeed in the industry
This programme will give you a range of skills and techniques appropriate for companies working in the marine and offshore field. Skills acquired during this programme will allow you to make an immediate contribution to a company's capability and operation, and to ultimately progress into senior management positions. The course consists of five core taught modules: Maritime and Offshore Safety Analysis, Offshore Engineering, Marine Design Engineering, Research Skills, MSc Project.
You will also be able to select from option modules including: Advanced materials, Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid
Dynamics, Operations Research, Alternative Energy
Systems, Project Management, Engineering Design using
Solidworks, Engineering Analysis using Solidworks, Modelling with Matlab and Simulink, Programming for Engineering, Labview.
This programme capitalises on the demand for highly qualified postgraduates and maintains LJMU’s longstanding reputation for meeting the needs of the maritime industry. The programme covers safety analysis; design engineering; structural analysis; maritime law and insurance; quality systems and alternative energy systems.
LJMU’s expanding and internationally acclaimed marine and offshore engineering research underpins the programme, ensuring the curriculum reflects contemporary practice and thinking within the sector. Current research activities focus on Marine and Offshore Engineering, Maritime and offshore Safety Analysis, and Marine Design Engineering. In addition, collaboration with industry and knowledge transfer is an important aspect of research within the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations.
The School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations is home to internationally recognised research groups: Liverpool logistics Offshore and Marine Research Institute (LOOM), Mechanical Engineering and Materials Research Centre (MEMARC), , General Engineering Research Institute (GERI)and Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Centre.
Our highly qualified and respected academic team combine specialist knowledge with relevant industrial experience. This combination of academic and professional expertise helps ensure that graduates are well equipped to meet the opportunities and challenges of this exciting sector.
Why study this course at LJMU?
The School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations has a long and distinguished history of teaching and research and an established reputation for producing excellent engineers and maritime professionals.
All of our postgraduate courses are taught by academics active in industrially-oriented research and scholarship. Our teaching and research is supported by long-term partnerships with universities and employers in the UK and overseas. Such links help ensure that our courses are kept up-to-date and that you have opportunities to develop skills and experience in solving realistic problems during your studies. It’s also why we attract so many applicants from around the world and why our graduates are highly sought after by UK and international employers.
In the RAE 2008, 60% of research in Electrical Electronic Engineering and General Engineering was ranked as ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world leading’.
Research in the School covers the following areas:
- Microelectronic Systems
- Electric Machines and Drives
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Mechanical Engineering and Materials, and Process Control
- Logistics Offshore and Marine Research
To find out more about the School, read our brochure or go to: www.ljmu.ac.uk/ENG
Other related courses
- MSc Mechanical Engineering
- MSc Manufacturing Engineering
Employment and careers
Our postgraduates are highly sought after by employers and many occupy senior positions within major UK and international companies. We want to help you reach your potential and this course will develop both the technical and managerial skills you need to succeed in your chosen career.
As well as the obvious marine and offshore roles, a large percentage of Marine and Offshore Engineers are employed by Lloyd’s of London. Positions in both small and large companies require a good technical understanding and strong interpersonal skills. The MSc in Marine and Offshore Engineering is widely recognised by employers as meeting these requirements. Graduates are also employed by consultancies and government bodies.
As a postgraduate student you will be able to take full advantage of the extensive range of advice and guidance available in our World of Work Careers Centre, including our Ready for Work training courses, which cover everything from interview skills to preparing for assessment centre tests.
LJMU also has a dedicated Centre for Entrepreneurship, offering business advice and start-up funding, to students and graduates interested in setting up their own companies or working freelance.
International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.
Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.
Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.
Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/international for more information and advice.
LJMU has launched a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University.
These prestigious scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and are available for outstanding international students applying for taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees.
You will need to complete an additional application form in order to be considered for these scholarships. Full eligibility criteria and the online application form are available here: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international
Applications for these scholarships are welcomed from:
- new international applicants
- current LJMU international students hoping to progress onto postgraduate study at the University
- LJMU international alumni
English for Postgraduate courses bursary
A bursary will be available for students who must complete the six week English for Postgraduate Studies course to improve their IELTS score by 0.5 prior to enrolling on their postgraduate taught or research degree at LJMU.
This bursary take the form of a tuition fee waiver, which will be deducted from your tuition fee when you enrol on your degree programme. You do not need to complete the online scholarship form in order to receive this bursary. Please note: If you are awarded this bursary you are not eligible to apply for an international scholarship.
English language requirements
IELTS6.0 (Min. 5.5 in each component)
An Honours degree in a relevant engineering subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification with equivalent standing such as Maritime Coastguard Agency Class 1 (Marine Engineer) certificate of competence, or a non-UK equivalent.
Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.
Will I be interviewed?No, an interview is not required.
Tuition fees for full-time home and EU students for the academic year 2014-2015 are £6,000.00
Part time fees are charged by the number of credits you are registered for per annum, at a rate of £33.50 per credit.
Tuition fees for International students for the academic year 2014-2015 are £12,000.00
Students residing in the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are classified as international students for fee purposes.
All full and part-time students enrolled on postgraduate taught programmes at LJMU are liable to pay an annual tuition fee. You can opt to pay your tuition fees in full at the start of each academic year or pay by instalments. If you need advice about how you will pay your tuition fees, please talk to LJMU’s Student Funding Team as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0151 0151 231 3153/3154.
Sources of funding
LJMU Alumni Award
Final year undergraduates and alumni of the University are eligible to apply for a 15% reduction in their postgraduate tuition fees if they choose to progress onto a higher degree programme at LJMU. Both Home and international LJMU students and alumni can apply for this award (subject to eligibility criteria*). Please go to www.ljmu.ac.uk/feesandfunding/127541.htm for more details.
Postgraduate International Scholarships
LJMU offers scholarships for international applicants accepted onto taught masters programmes (excluding distance learning programmes) and research degrees. Current LJMU international students and alumni interested in pursuing postgraduate study and research at the University are eligible to apply for these scholarships along with new applicants. For further details, go to: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international
English for Postgraduate Studies Bursary
A Bursary is also available for international students who need to improve their IELTS score prior to enrolling on their postgraduate course or research programme at the University. This course is run by LJMU’s International Study Centre (www.ljmuisc.com). For further details, go to: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international
Earn While You Learn
Working while you study means you may be able to pay for your course without taking out any further loans or at least reducing the amount you need to borrow. Working while you study also gives you the skills valued by employers, such as managing your workload and prioritising your time.
LJMU’s Vacancy website (http://ljmu.prospects.ac.uk) can help you find graduate vacancies, sandwich/industrial placements, internships/ summer work, part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities and work-based learning placements. Over 1,000 local and regional employers regularly list opportunities on the website.
Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL)
Many students fund their postgraduate studies via Professional and Career Development Loans. This is a bank loan which you will have to pay back once you’ve completed the course. However, while you are studying any interest on the loan will be paid for you by the Skills Funding Agency. PCDLs worth between £300 and £10,000 are available for eligible postgraduates to fund up to two years of study (three if the course includes work experience). The loan is split into course fees and living costs. Go to www.gov.uk/careerdevelopment-loans for more details.
Some organisations and companies fund the cost of postgraduate studies for their employees as they recognise the value of having well qualified staff. Check out our courses and see if there are any on offer that could enhance your current career. Remember, employer support doesn’t always have to be financial; it can take other forms too, such as flexible working arrangements, day release and time in lieu of study.
Support for disabled students
Disabled Students’ Allowances or DSAs are designed to help meet the extra course costs students can face as a direct result of a disability, on-going health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty. DSAs don’t have to be paid back and the type of support you receive will be determined by your specific needs not your household income. Please contact LJMU’s Disability team for further advice: 0151 231 3164/3165.
Council tax exemption
All full-time postgraduate students studying courses lasting one year or more are eligible for a council tax exemption certificate.
How to apply
If you have any queries relating to LJMU or university life in general please contact:Course Enquiries
tel: +44(0)151 231 5090
Please apply via the online application form
LJMU's Admissions policy is in line with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy and applications are welcome from all candidates who fulfil the entry criteria. The university has a commitment to equality of opportunity and welcomes application from everyone regardless of age, disability, race or sex. The University is committed to widening participation and therefore will actively consider applicants who do not have a relevant degree but who are able to provide satisfactory evidence of their knowledge in the area. All applicants will be considered by the Recruitment and Selection Panel, if shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend for an interview.
LJMU offers an extensive support system through its international office and study centre. An equivalence to the normal entry requirements is needed for entry. Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example with an IELTS tests or equivalent. Please note that because of UK visa restrictions, International students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/international for more information and advice.
Please Note: The University reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify in any way the information contained in this leaflet.