can a physist become a NA

Discussion in 'Education' started by GANANT, Jan 15, 2007.

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    GANANT New Member

    Hi my name is anthony and i come from greece.I hold a physics degree(4 year) and i 'm intresting in getting into naval architecture.Is it posible for me to pursue a career in marine industry after attending a postgraduate course such as UCL's naval architecture or marine engineering?
  2. PI Design
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    PI Design Senior Member

    Yes absolutely. Prospective employers are likely to favour the fact that you have a good understanding of the underlying principals and expertise in areas beyond normal naval architecture.

    A physics degree will be a perfect background – you will have no problems on the course. If you are looking to study in the UK, I believe the UCL course concentrates mainly on the defence sector (warships and submarines), where Newcastle and Southampton have more of a commercial bias. That is not to say that you can’t find work in any field, but the learning experience will be more biased in one direction or another. Speaking from experience, there were at least as many Greeks studying Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering at Newcastle as there were Brits.
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    CDBarry Senior Member

    Go to and join the Greek section.

    You will want to get an engineering degree - you should be able to get into an MS program easily.
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