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Marine Engineering


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Marine engineering is the discipline that deals with matters related to the design, innovation, construction and maintenance of seagoing vessels and navigation equipment. Marine engineers focus primary on the development and production of internal systems of boats, ships, or submarines. They are engaged in designing propulsion systems, auxiliary power machinery and operation equipment. Their technical responsibilities also include working on-board to maintain these systems.

Marine engineering is closely related to other fields such as naval architecture, nautical sciences, oceanographic engineering, or automotive and mechanical engineering. These study areas require very good knowledge of physics, and more specifically fluid mechanics, propulsion, applied mathematics, control engineering, and computer-aided design (CAD).

Students of marine engineering have the opportunity to specialise in certain areas including hydrodynamics, naval operations, design and logistics, resources and aquaculture and technology management. A graduate of marine engineering possesses good knowledge of mechanics, hydraulics, materials science and specialised computer software.

Professionals work in many different settings and industries, from marine engineering firms and the naval forces, to offshore oil and gas industries and mineral extraction companies, and marine consultancy and survey agencies. Typical job roles include ship engineer, travelling service engineer, sales engineer, port engineer, consultant in maritime accidents, casualties and claims.

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Suggested Masters in Marine Engineering

M.Sc. Marine Geosciences

With the eastern Mediterranean as our natural marine laboratory, the International M.Sc. Program in Marine Geosciences from University of Haifa provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea alongside a rigorous academic curriculum.

Master Applied Science (Marine Environment)

Are you passionate about the world’s marine environments? Looking to be part of the world’s growing aquaculture industry? In this can you can take the Master of Applied Science(Marine Environment) from University of Tasmania.  

M.Sc. Naval Architecture

The Naval Architecture master at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a multidisciplinary subject with a strong emphasis on systems engineering and engineering design. When graduating from this program 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 etc.

M.Sc. Maritime Engineering (Nordic 5 Tech)

The joint Master's programme in Maritime Engineering (Nordic 5 Tech) at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology is given in collaboration between the Nordic Five Tech universities – KTH (Sweden), Chalmers (Sweden), DTU (Denmark), Aalto University (Finland), and NTNU (Norway) – and hereby combines these five universities’ lead expertise and long tradition in maritime engineering.