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Master's degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

The master's degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, introduced in the 2017-2018 academic year, qualifies you to practise the regulated profession of naval architecture and ocean engineer. It gives you the knowledge you need to design, build, maintain and assess ships and vessels of all kinds, as well as platforms and devices for the use of ocean resources. You will also be trained in the management and supervision of maritime businesses.

Naval architects and ocean engineers are professionals who have the ability to conceive and develop technical solutions for the maritime transport of goods and people that are economically and environmentally sound and for the exploitation of ocean and seabed resources (fish, energy, minerals, etc.) and the appropriate use of marine habitats and maritime defence and security systems.

You can take one of the following specialisations:

Yacht and Pleasure Craft Design
Many of the recent advances in shipbuiling spring from innovations in yacht and racing boat design. In this specialisation students get to know and further their knowledge of the design and construction requirements for these vessels, so that as future professionals they are able to continue innovating in this area.

Ocean Energies
Many technologies are being developed for obtaining energy from the marine environment that could be primary sources of energy in the near future, from offshore wind farms to tidal or wave energy converters. In this specialisation students gain the knowledge they need to understand and develop these systems for harvesting energy, as well as to influence the uptake of these technologies in the future.

Specialisations

  • Yacht and Pleasure Craft Design
  • Ocean Energies
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Duration and start date
Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits
Timetable and delivery
Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding academic fees and degree certificate fee, €5,060 (€7,590 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction

Subjects will be taught in Catalan or Spanish, depending on the student's level of comprehension and on the teaching objectives of the master's degree course.

Location
Barcelona School of Nautical Studies (FNB)
Double-degree agreements
With other international universities
- Master in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, esp. in Ocean Energies + Master in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the Ningbo University (China)
General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Places
35
Pre-enrolment
Pre-enrolment closed (consult the new pre-enrolment periods in the academic calendar).
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Enrolment
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Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Second semester

Third semester

  • Advanced Project of the Ship 5
  • Design of Offshore Platforms and Structures 5
  • Exploitation of Marine Resources 5
  • High Speed Crafts and Special Ships 5
  • Lightweigth Structural Design 5
  • Maintenance, Management and Life Cycle Optimization 5
  • Mooring Systems 5
  • Offshore Hydromechanics 5

Fourth semester

  • Masters Thesis 15
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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