Naval Architecture

Naval Architecture

Master of Science in Naval Architecture

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  • MasterFull time, 2 years
  • Location Ålesund
  • Requirements See Admission
  • Max. places See Admission
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Apply before1. mars *(varies, see admissions)
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A ship is an extraordinarily useful and complex product. It operates in the layer between two fluids - water and air. The ship also needs to perform and sustain under severe environmental conditions, such as waves, current and wind. 

Do you want to be part of designing ships and maritime equipment for the future?

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The study programme focuses on the design of ships and other structures for demanding marine operations. Naval Architecture encloses the disciplines that are necessary to design, simulate and evaluate the behaviour of marine structures, especially in five key areas: structure, seakeeping, speed, stability and style.

With a master's degree in Naval Architecture you can be part of a design and engineering team that will build ships and other maritime equipment for the future.

 

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There is nothing more global than maritime activities. Specialists in maritime systems and operations have the world as a workplace. 

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As a student on Naval Architecture you will have lectures, individual- and group exercises, project work and laboratory assignments as learning methods. The courses are typically taught on one given week-day to ease participation of part-time students from the industry. 

Naval Architecture students is part of the student organisation Sigma.

Studying in Ålesund will provide you with plenty of opportunities to explore a region of Norway that is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords.

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You can either take this master's degree programme as a discipline oriented master degree (120 ECTS) over two years or as an experience-based master degree (90 ECTS) over one and a half years. It is possible to take this master's degree programme part-time.

You can take one semester abroad during your studies.

Read more about the structure of the program

Discipline oriented master's degree in Naval Architecture - 120 ECTS

Bachelor in ship design, naval architecture, marine technology or equivalent, including at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics.

Experience-based master's degree in Naval Architecture - 90 ECTS

Bachelor in ship design, naval architecture, marine technology or equivalent, including at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics. Two years documented, relevant experience in product development, engineering and design.


The master's programme is open to both international and Norwegian students.

The study programme has 5 study places for international students and 6 study places for Norwegian/Nordic students.

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We can help you with your study plan, compulsory and optional subjects, exams, deadlines and other general questions about the programme of study.

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UN Sustainable development goals


UN Sustainable development goals

A considerable amount of the World’s transportation is via waterways. On Naval Architecture you learn how to design and develop ships for the future, for a better environment both below and above the sea surface.

Icon - UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 - Affordable and clean energy. Link to Sustainable Development goal 7.

Icon - UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 - industries, innovation and infrastructure. Link to Sustainable Development goal 9.

Icon - UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 – Responsible consumption and production. Link to Sustainable Development goal 12.

Icon - UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life below water. Link to Sustainable Development goal 14.