Ocean Engineering deals with structures and systems related to ocean resources, including oil and gas, and renewable energy.
Year 1: Maths, Engineering Mechanics, Marine Design, Introduction to Naval Architecture and Marine
Engineering; group project to design, build and test a container ship.
Year 2: focus on hydrostatics and stability of marine vehicles, marine design and production; group project to build a radio-controlled sailing yacht and a wave energy device.
Year 3: topics cover resistance and propulsion of ships, marine engineering, design of marine structures, offshore oil and gas production systems; individual project to design a ship.
Year 4: an individual project on a topic of your choice; classes covering Dynamics of Offshore Structures, and Structural Reliability as well as State-of-the-art Tools for Predicting Fluid Flow Around Ships and The Strength Of Marine Structures.
2024 entry requirements
4 or 5 Highers at AAAB or AABBB including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics at AB or BA plus English at National 5. Advanced Higher Maths and Physics recommended. Higher English preferred.
Widening access entry:
4 or 5 Highers at ABBB or BBBBB including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus English at National 5. Advanced Higher Maths and Physics recommended. Higher English preferred.
Faculty of Engineering
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering