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
- The School of Engineering is highly rated in the Times Good University Guide ranked 16th for Engineering in 2012
- 90% of engineering research rated as international to world leading in 2008 Research Assessment Exercise
- 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
- 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.
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, Engineering Design and Materials, Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Precision Measurement. 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 Electrical Electronic Engineering Research Centre (Prof J Zhang, Prof E. Levi), the Liverpool Logistics Offshore and Marine Research Institute (Prof J. Wang), Materials and Structures Research Group (Prof J Ren, Prof I Jones) and GERI (Prof Burton).
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 out brochure or go to: www.ljmu.ac.uk/ENG
Introduction to the School
Liverpool John Moores University was founded in 1823 in Liverpool, one of the UK’s most significant commercial port cities. Liverpool has long been associated with engineering and maritime industries and the University has played a leading role in the development of these sectors.
The School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations at Liverpool John Moores University offers a vibrant and exciting environment in which to study. In choosing to study with us you enter into a partnership with teachers who will help you work towards becoming the very best in your discipline. The achievements of our successful Formula Student team for example demonstrate the all round capability of our students. This is why our post graduates 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 which is why we develop both the technical and managerial skills that will help you succeed in your chosen career.
Furthermore, the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations is highly rated for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in the Times Good University Guide. It delivers world class application oriented research to the engineering and maritime sectors. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise 90% of research was rated international to world leading excellence 2-4* in General Engineering, and Electrical Electronic 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.
Our World of Work Programme – endorsed by FTSE 100 companies and leading business organisations – offers you the chance to get an additional certificate proving to potential employers that you have the skills and experience they are looking for. No other university in the UK or internationally, offers students the chance to develop these skills and organisations backing the scheme include the Confederation of British Industry, United Utilities, Sony, Siemens, Peugeot Citroen and Marks and Spencer.
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 from September 2014 onwards.
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
|Name of scholarship||Level of study||Value of scholarship||Number available||Additional eligibility criteria|
|John Moores International Undergraduate Scholarship||Postgraduate taught and research degrees (MSc, MA, MRes, MPhil / PhD)||A full tuition fee waiver worth up to £12,000||8||You must:
|Developing Global Citizens Postgraduate Scholarship||Postgraduate taught degrees (MSc, MA, MRes)||A one-off £4,000 fee waiver||20||You must
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 is worth £700 and takes 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
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.
Please contact the Faculty of Technology and Environment for further information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at email@example.com or telephone 0151 231 2777.
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.