Master's programme in Naval Architecture
Naval Architecture is a multidisciplinary subject with a strong emphasis on systems engineering and engineering design. When graduating from this program you will possess knowledge and experience of the complete processes of conception, design, modeling, implementation and operation of boats, ships, marine installations and other complex systems, along with deep theoretical knowledge in related topics such as lightweight structures, fluid mechanics and management. The programme is characterised by a progressive learning environment with the student in focus, and has a reputation of educating creative and skillful engineers for the maritime sector as well as for other branches of engineering.
Naval Architecture at KTH
The programme consists of a core track of studies and three optional tracks. In the core, you develop your general knowledge and skills in ship design, systems engineering, and a theoretical foundation in ship hydrostatics and stability, resistance and propulsion, waves, seakeeping, maneuvering, and ship structures. By choosing one of the tracks, you have the opportunity to develop deeper understanding and skills in Lightweight Structures, Fluid Dynamics, and Management. There is also room for elective courses, where you have the option of either broadening your education, or specialise further in your chosen track, or study underwater technology and high-speed craft, or other areas suitable for your interests and career goals.
The multi-disciplinary character of naval architecture, and the structure and curriculum of the programme, make the education relevant for careers in the maritime sector as well as in other fields. Within the maritime sector, Swedish companies are leaders in a number of areas, such as ship design, ship operation, propulsion systems and design and construction of high-technology ships, submarines and small craft. Naval architects are also employed by state authorities such as the Swedish Transport Agency and the Swedish Defence Material Administration. Significant international employment markets can also be found in the other Nordic countries, in other parts of the EU and in the large shipbuilding nations in Asia. Outside the maritime sector you for example find naval architects in the automotive industry or as technical consultants.
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Changes in the programme may occur.