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MSc in Marine Technical Superintendent

Comprehensive professional development course covering both technical and management elements of ship superintendency

Starts: 20th September 2021 | Application deadline: 10th September 2021

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Looking for an internationally recognised qualification to formalise your experience and make your CV stand out?


Want a course designed by the UK’s leading centre for maritime and engineering courses that ensures relevance to your desired job?


Can’t afford to take time off work, or travel for study?

If yes, this MSc course is for you.


This is a level 7 course designed to offer marine professionals a qualification guided by the industry to enhance their maritime knowledge. It will deliver the knowledge that employers want in their marine technical superintendents and will offer candidates a key advantage in terms of employability. We understand that many experienced marine professionals would like to improve their career prospects by gaining a postgraduate qualification but cannot afford to take time out from their career to do so. This course offers the opportunity to study and work, dramatically increasing the accessibility of the programme to marine professionals.

When: 20th September 2021 (application deadline: 10th September 2021)
Where: Delivered online via tutored distance learning
Duration: 24 months


Overview of awards and credits:

  • PGCert | 60 Credits
  • PGDip | 60 Credits
  • MSc Project | 60 credits

Full course breakdown | Fees, Funding & Entry Requirements


Ideal for:

  • Marine Technical Superintendents – already working in the industry, may hold a degree or diploma but wish to obtain a Masters level qualification as a route to chartered engineer status or for career progression.
  • Marine Engineers – working as a senior seagoing engineer with a superior CoC, but wish to come ashore to a well paid professional role. Already hold a HND, degree or equivalent in Marine Engineering but wish to gain a specialist qualification to broaden their options into technical fleet management roles.
  • Graduate Engineers - hold a first degree but wish to specialise in technical management in order to obtain a position working as a technical superintendent.


  • Module 1 - Marine Technology Management
  • Module 2 - Maritime Economics and Management
  • Module 3 - Law and Marine Insurance
  • Module 4 - Marine Maintenance and Asset Management
  • Module 5 - Maritime and Offshore Safety Analysis
  • Module 6 - Research Methods
  • Module 7 - Project Management
  • Final Module - MSc Project

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The Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, at LJMU, is one of the UK’s leading centres for maritime and engineering education. It has an outstanding reputation for producing world-leading maritime research and has business partners across the world. Join them on this course and benefit from learning with this maritime powerhouse.

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