Master's programme in Maritime Engineering
The main objective of the Nordic Master Programme Maritime Engineering is to educate skilled engineers for industry and research institutions. The subject is multi-disciplinary with strong emphasis on systems engineering.
A naval architect from this programme will possess knowledge on the complete processes of design, implementation and operation of marine vessels which can include very large and complex systems, as well as deep understanding of subjects such as structural and fluid mechanics and related applications.
The programme further provides students with experience from a second university during the second year of studies in which a specialisation in any of the study tracks Ocean Structures (NTNU), Passenger Ships (Aalto), Ship Design (Chalmers), Ship Operations (DTU) or Small Craft (KTH) is undertaken.
The Nordic Master Programme in Maritime Engineering is structured in two parts. In year one focus is on general maritime engineering topics and naval architecture at Master's level: stability, resistance and propulsion, seakeeping, manoeuvring and ship and ocean structures.
In year two students specialise in one of the five study tracks: ocean structures (NTNU, Norway), passenger ships (Aalto, Finland), ship design (Chalmers, Sweden), ship operations (DTU, Denmark) or small craft (KTH, Sweden).
Students begin at one of the partner universities for year one and complete their studies at another university for year two. A student who begins at KTH may thus not take the KTH study track in year two.
Maritime Engineering and Naval Architecture is an internationally well-established field of engineering, and consequently the employment market is global. Sweden leads in a number of fields such as innovation, technical development, ship design, ship operation and the building of high-technology ships and small craft. Significant international employment opportunities can be found in Norway, Denmark, Finland, UK, Germany, Italy and the large ship-building nations of Asia.
Students admitted to the programme are required to carry out an independent study in the form of a thesis project corresponding to 30 higher education credits. Local rules for the degree project may vary depending on choice of university for Year 2. Students in Year 2 at KTH must have completed at least 60 higher education credits of the total course in order to be able to begin their project. The purpose of the thesis project is that the student should demonstrate their ability to carry out independent project.