University selection(Delft/NTNU/Chalmers)

Discussion in 'Education' started by dtoshni, May 18, 2010.

  1. dtoshni
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    dtoshni Junior Member

    Hey everyone,

    I just finished my undergraduate degree (B.Tech(Hons)) in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture. I wish to pursue an MS in Marine Technology now (Hydromechanics/Hydrodynamics specialization) for which I have got admits from the following universities:

    1. Chalmers
    2. TU Delft
    3. NTNU

    I have been asking around about these universities a lot but no one has been able to give me concrete answers/reasons as to why I should opt for a particular university. Can you please help me out with this one? Can anyone please help me prioritize these universities based on Job or PhD prospects (the priority order may be different for both, right?)?

    Thanks a lot. This forum has really helped me a lot in the past for which I am immensely grateful to everyone who is a part of this venture.

    I look forward to hearing from you all. Thanks, again. :)
     
  2. JRMacGregor
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    JRMacGregor Junior Member

    Are you interested in ships or offshore ?

    If the latter, then Trondheim and Delft are better known in that field.

    Both Trondheim or Delft are very good. With Delft you might have a more city/cultural life outside studying compared to the more outdoor life at Trondheim.
     
  3. dtoshni
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    dtoshni Junior Member

    Hey, thanks for the reply. :)

    I am interested more in Hydrodynamics/Ship Hydromechanics (you know, like seakeeping, maneuvering, resistance and propulsion). Not so much into Ship Structures though. How do Delft and Trondheim compare in this field?

    Thanks again for the reply. :)
     
  4. JRMacGregor
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    Hi

    It seems you are more interested in ships that move rather than offshore structures - which tend to stay in one place (mooring dynamics more important than R&P aspects).

    My impression is that Delft is more into the R&P, ship manoeuvring aspects - and with a close connection to the MARIN test facility where these things are studied in detail.

    Trondheim has more of a focus on stationary offshore units.

    But this is only my impression - I could be wrong. Both are VERY GOOD universities in this subject - and will never be a black mark on your future CV - quite the opposite.

    I would have thought you could ask the university departments the following simple question (do not let them know your preference when you ask the question);

    1) are you focused more on hydromechanics of conventional ships or on the hydromechanics of moored offshore structures ?
     
  5. conceptia
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    conceptia Naval Architect

    go for Delft.. For offshore and ship hydromechanics they are the best..
     
  6. dtoshni
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    dtoshni Junior Member

    Hey everyone,

    Thanks for all your replies.

    @JRMacGregor: That was a good idea, to ask the university. Thank you so much. :)

    @conceptia: What Mr. MacGregor said is exactly what I did. I've been asking other people a lot also, and it seems to me that you are right. Delft is considered to be better for ship hydromechanics. Thank you.
     

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    conceptia Naval Architect

    All the best mate...
     
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