Designs for the high seas
In years past, there was hardly any job more hazardous than to sail the seas. These days, we take it for granted that cargo ships can safely navigate the seas - largely because of technological advances in marine technology. These same technologies make it possible to extract oil from the seabed and load it on to a tanker in high winds and heavy seas. If you are intrigued by the technologies that allow for the construction of highly complex modern ships, the exploitation of mineral wealth on the seabed, and other achievements of marine technology, TU Delft´s unique master´s programme may be just the programme for you.
TU Delft's MSc Programme in Marine Technology (MT) - the only one of its type offered in the Netherlands - gives future engineers the knowledge and skills they need to handle the entire process of design, construction, production and operation of these ships and marine systems.
What you will learn
In the programme, MT engineers acquire a thorough understanding of basic engineering sciences and marine technology disciplines, and develop multidisciplinary problem-solving skills. As a participant in the programme, you will also select an area of specialisation from topics such as ship hydromechanics, ship and offshore structures, marine systems design and ship production, and will consider the various social and environmental impacts associated with marine technology applications.
The Master's programme Marine Technology offers two tracks:
Tuition fees 2013/2014: EU: 1.835,- (app.) Non-EU: 12.916,- Apart from the tuition fees, the cost of living and studying in Delft is estimated to be 850,- to 1.100,- per month. This includes such things as food, accommodation, transport, books, compulsory health insurance, social life expenses and study trip costs.
The Master's programme Marine Technology offers two tracks: Science and Design, Production and Operation.
The Science track offers students a choice between two specialisations: Ship Hydromechanics and Ship and Offshore Structures.
Specialisation Ship Hydromechanics
This specialisation is concerned with ship motion behaviour in waves and manoeuvring. Safety and operability are key words. An example of very successful research in this field at TU Delft is the Axe Bow concept, a revolutionary bow shape for highly increased operability of fast ships. A second field of research within this track is resistance and propulsion, where the focus is on sustainable ship propulsion. Courses cover topics such as cavitation of propellers and sailing yacht performance.
Specialisation Ship and Offshore Structures
This specialisation focuses on considerations of structure and strength in ships and offshore structures. Increasingly, Ship Structures is concerned with hydromechanics (ship motions).
This track is offered in cooperation with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and includes four specialisations, each of which presents abundant possibilities to combine in-depth study of technical topics with either logistics, technical marketing, management, safety and sustainability. The four specialisations are: Ship Design, Ship Production, Shipping Management and Marine Engineering.
Students who choose this track spend the first semester of their first year in Trondheim; NTNU students follow lectures in Delft during the second semester in the first year. In the second year, students have the option to combine the elective internship with the graduation project, addressing a single topic and working at the same company while completing both requirements.
International master students (that did not follow the Bachelor program at DUT) are expected to start the DPO Master programme in the second semester (in Delft).
What is required to be considered for admission to an MSc programme? Please note: if you do not meet all the formal requirements, it is no use applying.
1)A. A good university Bachelor's degree in a main subject closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.
orB. A proof that you have nearly completed a Bachelor's programme in a main subject which is closely related to the MSc programme to which you are applying, with good grades on the key courses.
Exceptions: Management of Technology, Engineering and Policy Analysis and Science Education & Communication, to which all students holding any Bachelors of technology or science / engineering degree may be admitted.
2)A Bachelor's Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum, unless specific requirements are defined for the country in which you obtained your Bachelors degree:
Please note: if you have not graduated yet your CGPA must meet the requirements at the time of application.
3)Proof of English language proficiency
Only nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement. Applicants who obtained a bachelors degree in one of the mentioned countries, are also exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement.
Certificates older than two years are not accepted. As the whole process of collecting information, registering for the tests and receiving the test results may take several months, we advise you to register for the IELTS or TOEFL several months before starting your application.
It is allowed to send us a copy of your test results, please check the application documents for detailed information.
4)A clear and relevant essay in English (1,000 - 2,000 words) addressing the following:Your motivation for taking the MSc programme of your choice.
5)Two reference letters in English, French, German or Dutch:
If you have not yet graduated or do not have work experience, you need to provide two letters from professors or assistant professors from the faculty at which you are studying.
6)An extensive résumé (curriculum vitae) written in English.
7)Proof of identity
8)Please note:Applicants for Architecture Urbanism & Building Sciences, Design for Interaction, Integrated Product Design and Strategic Product Design are required to upload a digital portfolio. Please note that only uploaded portfolios will be processed. The programme specific portfolio requirements are described on the following pages:
No work experience is required.
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