A ship is a very complex organism. Several systems act in concert to perform the different tasks a ship may be designed to carry out. With a Master’s Degree in Ship Design you can be a part of a design team to build the ships for the future. NTNU in Ålesund is situated in the middle of the world's largest maritime cluster, and you will benefit from international and regional expertise.
The programme focuses on the design of ships for demanding marine operations. A well-behaving ship is crucial in performing the complex operations necessary to support the installation of subsea field equipment. Simulation of the vessel behaviour can be used to plan the operation, to identify potential risks, to train the operative personnel, and to optimize the ship design for unique operations. The study is closely linked to NTNU in Ålesund's R&D activities on simulation of vessel behaviour and marine operations.
You will learn about the structural integrity of the hull and the hydrodynamic performance of the vessel. A thorough theoretical understanding in these fields is essential in exploiting the possibilities of the modern computer tools for analysis and simulation.
You will also concentrate on the maritime operations that the ship is performing, and you will be simulating these operations in order to design the required maritime systems in the most efficient way.
Cooperation with the maritime industries
Part of the program combines theory and practice by students visiting and cooperating with the nearby maritime companies. The maritime cluster around Ålesund is among the most complete in the world, and Norwegian maritime enterprises together form an internationally competitive, expertise-based industry that comprises an unrivalled degree of professionalism.
You will acquire skills and attitudes to act efficiently within the design of products and systems in the global maritime industry. This includes fisheries, aquaculture and offshore exploration.
- Discipline oriented master programme (120 ECTS credits):Two years full-time, or four years part-time.
- Professional master degree (90 ECTS credits):1.5 years full-time, or three years part-time.
The international Master in Product and Systems Design share some of the courses with this program.