This programme allows its students to develop skills in naval engineering and to become engineers experienced in ship operations.

Two of the top French engineering schools - Centrale Nantes and the Ecole Navale Universities have teamed up to offer you a unique programme. An outstanding feature of this programme is that you will have on-board training sessions on French Navy vessels. You will get an insight into onboard practice to serve complex equipment and to fit in with the quick evolution of knowledge and techniques which is highly valuable for a naval engineer and of course highly regarded by industrial employers.

The programme of study lasts two academic years. Courses are taught in English across the entire programme.

Skills Developed

  • Model and understand the concepts of naval hydrodynamics,
  • Master the energetic and propulsion systems on ships
  • Integrate the human and technical constraints of operational maritime implementation

In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:

  • Identify models, perform simulation and analyze results
  • Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way
  • Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature
  • Manage or be part of a project

Course Content - 1st Year

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Algorithms and Programming
  • Maritime Initiation and Leadership
  • Knowledge of Marine Environment - Acoustics
  • Systems Approach and Modelling
  • Energetics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Training on Ship
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Electric Propulsion
  • Modern Languages

Course Content - 2nd Year

  • Training on Ship
  • Advanced Hydrodynamics
  • Thermal Machines
  • Maritime and Navigation knowledge
  • Labs in Hydrodynamics and Propulsion Systems
  • Modern Languages
  • Project
  • Conferences
  • Master thesis / internship

Examples of previous internships in industry:

  • CFD optimization process improvement: application to an underwater vehicle

Examples of previous internships in research labs:

  • Experimental methods using video analysis for measuring the flow-induced motion of plants.
  • Weak Scatter approach for the modeling of an OWC
  • Evaluation of second-generation stability criteria for military ships

Prospects for employment or further study

Sectors: Marine, Energy,

Fields: Marine Transportation, Marine Equipment, Wind and Marine Energy, Research and Innovation

Job Positions: Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Marine Systems Management, Research and Innovation Engineer (post Ph.D.)

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Last updated October 30, 2018
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2 years
15,000 EUR
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