Future Marine Engineering Online Course

Course availability – Whilst paid places for males are now full, if you have a specific sponsored code for this event, please apply. There are still places available for females.

On this online course for current Yrs 8/9 (S2/S3 Scotland, Yrs 9/10 NI), The University of Southampton invites you to explore the fascinating world of Future Marine Engineering, and to experience the challenge of innovative design for the maritime environment. The course is hosted by the Maritime Engineering Group within the Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering Department, which is home of the largest university-based towing tank in the UK and the National Infrastructure Laboratory.

Proudly sponsored by Seafarers UK, the charity that has been helping people in the maritime community for over 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families, and to those in education or training who are preparing to work or serve at sea.

Course session timings: 2 - 4 Aug 2021, each day 10:00 – 16:00 hrs.


02 Aug - 04 Aug 2021
Start time: 10:00 hrs
Finish time: 16:00 hrs


Delivery by University of Southampton with any kit sent in the post in advance.



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Our oceans cover 70% of the globe’s surface. They provide food, minerals, and oil while shipping provides the transport that enables 90% of the world’s trade. Beyond this they contain huge amounts of untapped energy resources and potential for further exploration. To explore the ocean in a more sustainable way, we need creative and inquisitive minds like yours to advance new technological solutions.

Through this course you will learn what it takes to design ships, renewable energy technologies, and remotely controlled systems. You will face the challenges of manoeuvring your ship in stormy sea states, optimising ship propulsion and operating underwater vehicles. You will also have the chance to talk to talented young engineers and researchers, who are directly involved across the maritime frontier, from world class sailing competitions to building the vehicles which dwell in the unexplored abysses of our planet.

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