Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Naval Architecture, 120 credits (TMRSM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2014

Last edit: 21/10/2014
Approved: 21/10/2014

Naval Architecture is a multidisciplinary subject with a strong emphasis on systems engineering and engineering design. As an engineer graduated with a Master of Science in Naval Architecture from KTH 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 program is characterized 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.

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