Master's programme in Naval Architecture
Naval architecture is a multi-disciplinary subject with a strong emphasis on systems engineering.
A naval architect needs knowledge about the complete processes of conception, design, implementation and operation of boats, ships and other marine installations.
In addition a naval architect needs a deep understanding of structural and fluid mechanics and related topics, for example the modelling and analysis of water waves, sea loads, ship motions, stability, seakeeping, manoeuvring, propulsion, and hull structural design.
The programme consists of five tracks: lightweight structures, sound and vibration, fluid mechanics, management and sustainable development, thus covering several aspects of the construction and management of naval vessels and operations.
As a student in the programme you have a good opportunity to set your individual profile.
Naval architecture is an internationally well-established field of engineering, and the employment market is therefore global.
Sweden is leading 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 markets can be found in Norway, Denmark, Finland, UK, Germany, Italy and the large ship building nations in Asia.
The multi-disciplinary character of the subject and the curriculum of the programme also make the education relevant for employment in fields outside the maritime sector.