Every day, freight trains, trucks, airplanes, and ships transport enormous quantities of raw materials and manufactured goods around the world, while billions of people travel for work and leisure in the same manner. The Marine technology profile of this Master’s program will prepare you to guide the future evolution of the shipping industry, making it the most efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly means of transportation possible.
The global economy runs on shipping. Every day, ships transport huge quantities of raw materials and manufactured goods around the world. Optimizing the shipping industry over the next few decades is therefore a great and pressing engineering challenge. In addition, the emerging field of ocean energy also poses huge demands — the development and design of new types of floating marine structures, both offshore and subsea.
The focus is on ships and offshore structures but is equally attractive to those with a general interest in strength and hydrodynamic analysis and systems engineering. By selecting a particular combination of the courses offered in the program — “Stability and design basis for marine structures”, “Naval architecture”, “Ship resistance and propulsion”, “Structural engineering” and “Wave loads and seakeeping”, the program also offers the possibility to graduate as a Naval architect.
Marine technology research at Chalmers covers shipbuilding design methodology, structural and strength properties, vessel stability and maneuverability, lightweight construction, risk analysis, and much more. The research aims to contribute to sustainable shipping, maritime safety, and energy efficiency.
The program as whole addresses the critical industries of aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, marine technology, and railway technology, with the option to specialize in one in particular. Graduates from the Mobility engineering program at Chalmers will be qualified to take up professional roles within research and development, design, and simulation of processes, systems, and parts of automotive, railway, aerospace, and maritime vehicles or other mechanical systems.
Both the holistic approach and the possibility for in-depth studies provided in the program also offer a suitable background when aiming for a career or role within academic research, technical support, sales, manufacturing, or management at different levels.
Apart from the specific entry requirements for the whole program, students pursuing this profile will need to have prior knowledge of fluid mechanics and the strength of materials.
General entry requirements
A Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, Technology, or Architecture
To fulfill the general entry requirement for a Master's program at Chalmers (at advanced level/the second cycle), the prospective student must hold a degree that is equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (minimum 3 years, 180 Swedish higher education credits) in either Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture.
All applicants must document their formal academic qualifications to prove their eligibility. Only documentation from internationally recognized universities will be approved by the Swedish Council for Higher Education which manages the website universityadmissions.se.
If an applicant is also a holder of a second degree such as a Master's degree, that may be to fulfill specific (course) requirements, it cannot be used to fulfill the general entry requirement on its own.
In your final year of Bachelor's Studies
Students in their last year of studies who don't yet have documentation of their soon-to-be-completed degree can be accepted.
Degrees that are constructed on one another cannot consist of the same course
Applicants who fulfill the general entry requirements for the second cycle (master’s level) programs and eventually specific entry requirements can be admitted to a master’s program. Applicants cannot be evaluated as unqualified in the qualifying academic merits which include courses from the program’s plan in those programs that they have applied for if that occurs.
Courses included in an earned first cycle degree (bachelor’s level) or professional qualification of at least 180 cr. (180hp) or the equivalent foreign qualification that are prerequisites for master’s qualifications may not be included in the higher qualifications. This also applies to prerequisite courses for master’s programs, regardless of whether they are included in the underlying qualification. *
*) Local Qualifications Framework for Chalmers University of Technology - first and second cycle qualifications.
Restrictions for Citizens from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
Chalmers cannot admit applicants with citizenship of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea only to any program or course, due to the Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 of 30 August 2017 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and repealing Regulation (EC) 329/2007.
For applicants with double citizenship of which one is of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the other of another country, the citizenship of the other country has precedence in this respect.​