Maritime Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #173 (WUR) ,
The joint master's programme in Maritime Engineering is given in collaboration between the Nordic Five Tech universities – KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers, DTU, Aalto University and NTNU – and hereby combines these five universities lead expertise and long tradition in maritime engineering.

About

Study at two Nordic universities

The joint master's programme in Maritime Engineering is a collaboration between the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

You will get to study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities. Nordic Five Tech is a strategic alliance consisting of:

  • Aalto University in Finland
  • Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Careers

The multi-disciplinary character of the subject maritime engineering, and the structure and curriculum of this programme, make the education relevant for careers in the maritime sector as well as in other fields. Within the maritime sector the Nordic countries are leading in a number of fields such as ship operation and design and the construction of high-technology ships, small craft, and offshore installations. Other significant markets are, for example, found in other parts of the EU and in the large shipbuilding nations in Asia.

Programme Structure

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.

In the first year, the focus is on general maritime engineering and topics such as ship stability, resistance, propulsion, seakeeping, manoeuvring, ship and ocean structures, and initial ship design. In year two students specialise in one of the five study tracks: Ocean Structures (NTNU, Norway), Passenger Ships (Aalto, Finland), Ship Design (Chalmers, Sweden), Ship Operations (DTU, Denmark) or Small Craft (KTH, Sweden).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

In the application, you must indicate your study track and specify which universities you wish to attend in accordance with the mobility scheme. You must also include a motivational letter.

A Bachelor of Science (180 ECTS credits) in Naval Architecture is required. Plus alternative degrees:

  • BSc in Ocean Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Engineering Physics
  • BEng in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

The minimum requirements:

  • Mathematics: 25 ECTS including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations
  • Statistics and probability theory: 5 ECTS
  • Statics, mechanical vibrations, and strength of materials: 10-15 ECTS
  • Fluid mechanics: min. 5 ECTS

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16071 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16071 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the year spent at KTH is SEK 155,000.
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Funding

Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.

Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.

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