Master in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

2023/2024 · 120 credits

What you learn

In addition to a deep dive into Naval and Oceanic Technology, the master's program also offers a strong focus on the management and operation of maritime industries.

Professional and academic career

With this master's program, you will have access to a wide range of positions in the maritime sector, including:

  • Shipyards
  • Shipping companies
  • Classification societies
  • Administrative roles
  • Auxiliary naval industry
  • Consulting firms
  • Technical offices
  • Ship operation and management companies
  • Transport and logistics companies
  • Marine renewable energy companies
  • Ports

Planning for teaching

This master's program has a duration of 120 ECTS distributed over two academic years. The credits are allocated as follows:

  • 81 ECTS obligatory courses
  • 24 ECTS optional courses
  • 3 ECTS external practices
  • 12 ECTS master thesis

Study structure

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Integral Process of the Ship Project Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Computational Hydrodynamics Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Numerical Analysis of Structures Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Ship Behavior and Maneuverability Compulsory 1st 4.5 ECTS
Design and Optimization of Energy and Propulsion Plants Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Damage Stability Compulsory 2nd 3 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Oceanography Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Exploitation of Marine Resources Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Dynamics of Oceanic Artifacts Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Computational Continuous Media Mechanics Compulsory 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Numerical Methods Compulsory 2nd 4.5 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Propulsion Systems Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Machines and Marine Thermal Engines Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Ship Equipment and Services Optional 1st 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Projects of Ships and Artifacts Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Ship Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics Optional 1st 6 ECTS
Ship Structures Optional 1st 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
New Naval Engineering Technologies Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Planning and Cost Control Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Control Systems Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Initiation to Research Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Work Placement Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Work Placement Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 12 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


The study is taught by the following teachers:

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.