Naval Architecture

Naval Architecture

Master of Science in Naval Architecture

Students installing equipment to put in the water. Photo: Tone Molnes/NTNU


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This study program is being discontinued, and no more students will be admitted to the program.

Design solutions for ocean cleanup

Take your engineering skills to the next level by participating in a master's programme where you will work on real-life engineering challenges for an autonomous system prototype aimed at cleaning the ocean. 

Join a dynamic group of aspiring engineers and earn a master's degree in technology, all while making a tangible impact on the environment

This hands-on master's programme, with a focus on naval architecture, offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with industry partners and a costumer to develop a full-scale prototype.

In this master's programme, you get to solve actual engineering problems for a real prototype product. You get to address a challenge in our society and solve all engineering tasks from designing the hull to ensure that the collected plastic is recycled.

You will be part of a project group with a given engineering domain based on your interests. The project works closely with a customer and the supplier industry to adapt existing technology, develop new solutions, and integrate everything. You don't get any closer to entrepreneurship and working life.

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Engineers with a master in naval architecture have the world as their workplace. You get to work with the major challenges the oceans are facing today, and maybe you find a piece in the puzzle for cleaner and healthier oceans.

You can work in all engineering domains related to maritime technology. Jobs range within design, engineering, operations, maintenance as well as management, finance, insurance and governments.

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As a student on this master's program, you will be part of a tight-knit, welcoming and international study environment. 

Naval Architecture students is part of the student organisation Sigma. Sigma organises social and professional activities throughout the academic year - they also have their own sailboat.

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.

Read more about the programme structure

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 application portal opens in the middle of October.

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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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