Naval Architecture

Experience-based master's degree, 1,5 years, Ålesund

Naval Architecture

– Experience-based master in Naval Architecture
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An experience-based master in Naval Architecture (90 ECTS) gives you the opportunity of combining your current engineering experience with a deeper and updated knowledge in Naval Architecture.

The experience-based master's degree programme lasts for 1,5 years as a full-time student. You can get an individual education plan if you are not able to take the master's degree programme full-time. The structure of this programme of study makes it possible to combine your studies with work. 

The courses normally have teaching 1-4 days a week. In addition, there are one or two weeks of intensive best-practice courses.

Admission requirements and how to apply

Master thesis

The master thesis consists of 30 ECTS. Your experience-based master thesis can be tailored to be relevant to you, your workplace or to the industry demands. The thesis will be based on strong fundamentals of systems engineering, modelling, simulation and computer aided engineering applied to maritime engineering.

Study experience-based master in Naval Architecture

The programme combines fundamental and specialisation courses, within the core of engineering, such as systems engineering, modelling and simulation, data analyses and experiments, and computer aided engineering.

The specialisation courses are elective, combining teaching from NTNU and practices from industrial experts. This is a great opportunity to combine state of the art theory with the everyday tasks of a job in engineering. Moreover, the programme of study focuses on training and how to use the modern engineering tools in the market. You will gain knowledge on key skills, such as 3D modelling, simulation of dynamic systems, programming, finite element methods, computer aided design, hydrodynamics, naval architecture and computer fluid dynamics.

Below you can find an overview of the topics that are taught in this master's degree:

  • Naval Architecture and Hydrodynamics
  • Ship Design Practices
  • Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Data Analyses and Experiments
  • 3D Modelling
  • CAE (Finite Element)
  • CFD for Marine Applications
  • Advanced Structural Analyses

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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

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