Last edit: 25/03/2014
Approved: 25/03/2014

The main objective of this program is to educate skilled engineers for industry and research institutions. The field is broad and multi-disciplinary with strong emphasis on systems engineering. A naval architect needs a variety of skills, knowledge and abilities to contribute to the complete processes of design, implementation and operation of marine vessels/systems which can be very large and complex systems, as well as deep understanding in some subjects. The program offers specialization within the predefined profiles Lightweight Structures, Fluid Mechanics, Sound & Vibration, Management, and Sustainable Development, as well as the possibility to individually tailor the profile. The subject hence is attractive also for students who are not devoted to work in the maritime sector and relevant for careers also in other fields.

Knowledge and understanding

A Master of Science in Naval Architecture shall demonstrate:

  • broad knowledge and understanding in naval architecture, scientific basis and proven experience, including knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences, substantially deeper knowledge in certain parts of the field, and deeper insight into current research and development work.
  • deeper methodological knowledge in naval architecture.

Skills and abilities

A Master of Science in Naval Architecture shall demonstrate:

  • ability to, from a holistic perspective, critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate and deal with complex issues, 
  • an ability to create, analyze and critically evaluate different technical solutions. 
  • ability to plan and, using appropriate methods, carry out advanced tasks within specified parameters and to evaluate this work. 
  • skills required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in other advanced contexts so as to contribute to the development of knowledge. 
  • ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge, 
  • ability to analyze, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, and to model, simulate, predict and evaluate events even on the basis of limited information. 
  • ability to develop, design and operate products, processes and systems taking into account people’s situations and needs and society’s objectives for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development. 
  • ability to engage and contribute in teamwork and cooperation in groups of varying composition. 
  • ability to clearly present and discuss conclusions and the knowledge and arguments behind them, in dialogue with different groups, orally and in writing, in national and international contexts.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

A Master of Science in Naval Architecture shall demonstrate:

  • ability to make assessments in the main field of study, taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects,
  • awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • insight into the potential and limitations of technology and science, its role in society and people’s responsibility for how it is used, including social and economic aspects, as well as environmental and work environment aspects.
  • ability to identify need for further knowledge and to take responsibility for continuously upgrading personal knowledge and capabilities.

Complete information on the degree requirements can be found at the local degree policy of KTH, see http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning/examina/1.27227