This course equips you with an understanding of naval architecture and its practical application. You will gain knowledge in ship design, hydrodynamic performance, ship production and structures.
Our teaching is by lectures, practical sessions, seminars and personal supervision. It uses expert staff based in the School of Marine Science and Technology. You choose from a variety of naval architecture related topics for your dissertation using the research strengths of the School. Subjects include:
- ship design
- hydrodynamic performance
- production and/or ship structures
More diverse subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You also benefit from taking part in projects sponsored directly by industry partners whenever they are available.
Seven taught modules worth 100 credits are delivered through semester one and/or two. A dissertation research project, worth 80 credits, is undertaken across the three semesters.
The course is also available with a preliminary year if you do not meet the entry criteria for the one year MSc course.
Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Engineering Council. This means that you are automatically recognised as satisfying the educational requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations in over 90 countries.
IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.
Our accreditations give you an additional benchmark of quality to your degree, making you more attractive to graduate employers. It can also open the door to higher-level jobs, most of which require Chartered Engineer status.
You have access to dedicated facilities including:
- a student common room
- a computer laboratory
- the Henri Kummerman Marine Resource Centre
You also have access to a set of excellent testing facilities:
- Newcastle Towing Tank
- Wind, Wave and Current (WWC) Tank
- Flow cell
- Emmerson Cavitation Tunnel
- Research Vessel The Princess Royal