Many people are interested in boats and ships. Some admire the power of a mighty oil tanker. Others come from the fishing or transport industry. Still others are interested in other types of marine structures such as oil rigs. Many pursue this interest by earning a master’s degree in maritime engineering and thereby obtaining the credentials for a career in the marine industry.
What is a Master in Maritime Engineering? Often, this advanced degree is an extension of a bachelor’s program in maritime engineering or a related degree. It involves advanced study in all aspects of ocean-related engineering, including designing craft for wind and wave stress, choosing materials to withstand the corrosive nature of seawater, and meeting governmental requirements and regulations for docking and ocean travel.
Maritime engineering professionals are key personnel in the design and maintenance of large ocean-going vessels and other marine structures. Graduates play an important part in the marine industry, and a master’s degree in maritime engineering gives individuals the chance to participate in this key field.
Costs for a maritime engineering program vary widely by educational institution. Costs lie mostly in tuition, although some programs involve students in actual shipyard activity. Candidates can expect the master’s program to last several years.
Many graduates work in the shipbuilding industry. Maritime engineering is a combination of electrical and mechanical engineering. Some graduates work on the design, development, and maintenance of watercraft propulsion and the associated on-board systems. Others become naval architects, concerned with the actual design of a ship, particularly focusing on the propulsion plant, steering, and electrical power distribution. This program qualifies graduates to participate in a range of important industrial tasks.
Programs for a Master in Maritime Engineering are available at a range of institutions worldwide. Some programs allow students to complete most or all of their coursework online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Study subjects or parts thereof, corresponding to formal and subject requirements of selected study programme, may be included to individuals who graduated, studied or are presently studying at institutions of higher education in Lithuania or other countries, accredited in accordance with Lithuanian higher education curriculum, and who want to continue their studies at the University at the same or inferior... [+]
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 [+]
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 master program is intended for students aiming towards management positions within the maritime community. The maritime industry is a highly international and globalized industry with a lot of challenges and opportunities. [+]
The graduate Maritime Studies study lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, students acquire the academic degree of Master in Maritime Transport. [+]
The graduate Maritime Studies study lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, students acquire the academic degree of Master in Maritime Transport.
The basic goals in education of future mariners is to develop the expertise required to manage, handle and maintain modern technical and technological ship, port and transport systems; to encourage capacity for scientific research in the area of marine sciences;to foster the ability to actively participate in the commercial activities and efficient management of companies and services in social and commercial fields; all these directed towards a more intensive development of the maritime economy as a whole.... [-]