Maritime civil engineers specialise in works to river estuaries, along coastlines, and in offshore locations.
In places along the coast, maritime engineers will design solutions to protect homes, businesses and natural environments from damage caused by the sea. These solutions might include sea walls, groynes and breakwaters.
Maritime engineers design ports, harbours and marinas so that ships and boats can get safely to the shoreline to deliver goods or shelter from the sea.
Offshore maritime engineers are concerned with the technical design of fixed and floating marine structures, such as oil platforms and offshore wind farms and the pipes and cables to transport oil and gas to shore.