Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Maritime Engineering, 120 credits (TMEGM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2016

Last edit: 27/05/2016
Approved: 27/05/2016

The Nordic Master Programme in Maritime Engineering is given in collaboration between the Nordic Five Tech Universities – KTH (Sweden), Chalmers (Sweden), DTU (Denmark), Aalto (Finland), and NTNU (Norway)– and hereby combines these five universities’ lead expertise and long tradition in maritime engineering. Students begin their studies in this programme at one of the partner universities for year one, and complete their studies at another university for year two, resulting in a double degree from the two universities. As an engineer graduated from this programme you will possess a deep theoretical knowledge of topics such as waves and wave loads; the interaction between water and structures; stability and dynamics of ships, small craft and platforms; propulsion; and advanced steel and lightweight structures. You will also have a high level of knowledge and experience of the design, construction and operation of ships, small craft and offshore structures, including technical as well as economic, social, and environmental aspects.The multi-disciplinary character of the subject maritime engineering, and the structure and curriculum of this program, make the education relevant for careers in the maritime sector as well as in other fields.

Knowledge and understanding

A Master of Science in Maritime Engineering will:

  • have the knowledge and understanding of the topic enough to be employable as a Naval Architect and in other fields of engineering in Sweden and internationally,
  • possess a systems perspective on engineering,
  • have confidence in hers/his base of engineering fundamentals,
  • be aware of the general professional conditions in the industry,
  • be familiar with the needs and conditions for sustainable development.

Skills and abilities

A Master of Science in Maritime Engineering will:

  • have the ability to independently and creatively formulate and critically and systematically handle and analyze complex problems and situations, using relevant modern methods and tools,
  • have the ability to Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate boats, ships and complex value-added naval systems in modern team-based environments,
  • have the ability to, both orally and in writing, communicate and discuss conclusions and the underlying theory and argumentation,
  • have good individual and group interactions abilities, such as, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills,
  • be able to follow and participate in research and development work in the field of naval architecture.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

A Master of Science in Maritime Engineering will:

  • have the ability to in the field of naval architecture make decisions regarding research and development work based on relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects,
  • show insight regarding the possibilities and limitations of engineering science and its role in the society,
  • have ability to identify the need for further knowledge in the field and take responsibility for keeping their personal knowledge up to date.

Complete information on the degree requirements can be found at the local degree policy of KTH, see