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Master's degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

Barcelona School of Nautical Studies (FNB)

The master's degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (master's degree website), introduced in the 2017-2018 academic year, qualifies you to practise the regulated profession of naval 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 energy sources in the near future, ranging 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.


  • Yacht and Pleasure Craft Design
  • Ocean Energies
Duration and start date
Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits
Timetable and delivery
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs (does not include non-teaching academic fees and issuing of the degree certificate):
€2,215 (€12,662 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction

Check the language of instruction for each subject in the course guide in the curriculum.

Information on language use in the classroom and students’ language rights.

Barcelona School of Nautical Studies (FNB)
General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Pre-enrolment period open.
Expected deadline:  11/10/2024.

How to pre-enrol
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.
With universities around the world
  • Master's degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, specialisation in Ocean Energies + Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (Ningbo University (NBU), Ningbo, China)
  • Master's degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, specialisation in Ocean Energies + Diplôme d’Ingènieur (EC Nantes) (Grandes Écoles Centrale (GEC), Nantes, France) 

Check the degree’s main quality indicators in the University Studies in Catalonia portal of Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency. Find information on topics such as degree evaluation results, student satisfaction and graduate employment data.
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