Master's in Marine Engineering

2023/2024 · 60 credits

What you learn

  • Skills at management level for the development of professional activity of Chief Engineer.
  • Skills for developing inspection activities both in the field of administration and classification societies.
  • The knowledge necessary to begin the research activity and the preparation of a doctoral thesis.
  • acquire knowledge for the development of activities in the energetic and industrial field .

Professional and academic career

Professional and academic career

  • Chief Engineer in the Merchant Navy
  • Maritime Administration.
  • Ship Companies.
  • Inspection and Classification Societies of Ships.
  • Shipyards and energetic and industrial facilities.
  • Management and energy audit.
  • Research and teaching.

Planning for teaching

Lessons in Spanish, Galego and/or English in accordance with the subjet's study guide.

Study structure

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

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Propulsion Systems Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Maintenance Engineering Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Electrical Systems of Marine Propulsion Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Advanced Control of Marine Systems Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Maritime Equipment and Services Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Computational Methods Applied to Marine Engineering Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Optimization and Design of Energy Systems. Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Renewable Energy applied to Marine Engineering Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Maritime Systems Design Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Mechanics of Materials Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Maritime Business Management Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Inspection and Classification Societies Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Combustion Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Pollutant formation and Environmental Impact Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Operation and Design of LNGs Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Off-Shore Technology Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Marine Systems Integration with PLCs Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Innovation Management in Marine Engineering Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Safety and Resources Management on board Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Heat Exchanger Design Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 6 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.