University selection suggestion

Discussion in 'Education' started by ngyen, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. JRMacGregor
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    Sorry, I don't know that much about all the universities in the US.

    I did not exclude New Orleans for any specific reason - but it does not have that well known a reputation in big ships as the others. Maybe that means it is good for small craft. Its location would suggest that is a high probability.

    However, it would really be best to get an opinion from a forum member based in US, or perhaps you could contact SNAME for an opinion.
     
  2. DHMzip
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    Hi, I attend Southampton Solent University (the Yacht and Powercraft Design program) as an undergrad (year 3). This program focuses on small craft if that is what you are looking for. It is a full fledged engineering program so you learn structures as well as hydrodynamics. From what I hear the uni has a great reputation around Europe.
    As far as places in the US, I also attended the Landing school. They are a small boat building school with a great Design program. It is an "intensive" 1 year course mostly project based. this is NOT a masters degree program, but it does give you all the skills you need to design a boat including some structures. This is the only program in the USA, as far as i know, that focuses on small craft. (the other being Westlawn institute, an online self taught program usually taking 3-5 years). The other universities have strictly Naval architecture programs not focusing on small craft.

    The MIT program is only for people in the Navy, however i think they do offer a naval engineering as a concentration if you are in Mechanical engineering.

    hope this helps.
     
  3. zeroname
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    zeroname Naval Architect

    Interested to know the answer of the query of ngyen

    thanks
     
  4. naupigos_gr
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    Hi there.

    I have BSc on Naval Architecture.
    I want to pursue a career of Marine Engineer in a Technical Dept.
    What abt MEng/BEng, MSc in Marine Engineering?
    Education over a job? What is your opinion pls?

    For your information,I have 2 choices for Sep. of 2011.
    1.U.o. Glasgow
    2.N.Castle University

    Any comments for the above in Marine Engineering Sector?
     
  5. JRMacGregor
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    Hi

    For NA and ME University of Glasgow is now actually University of Strathclyde (in the city of Glasgow).

    Could you check on the web to get the names of the lecturers specialising in ME at the two universities. The university with more ME lecturers has obviously more resources for this subject (which is a subset of their main effort). I would choose that one.

    If you already have a degree in NA, I am not sure there is much benefit to be gained from doing another one in ME. The best education in ME comes from practical experience working with experienced seagoing marine engineers, in drydockings and repairs and newbuildings. Even if you have a degree in ME, I do not think a shipping company will give you much freedom to operate in the ME field when you start.

    If you can get a job in a technical department looking after REAL ships using your existing NA degree, and make yourself learn about ME from the experienced ME around you, that will be a good education if you really want to become a ME. The first step is to want to learn about ME.

    The best is to be an NA AND a ME !!!!
     
  6. gunship
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    gunship Senior Member

    maybe mention the country for ease of indentification? the "Royal technical institute" could be in any monarchy or ex. monarchy :p

    Chalmers in gothenburg, Sweden (My grandpah studied to a NA there back in the forties)

    Kungliga Teknologiska Högskolan (KTH), Royal technical institute, Stockholm Sweden.

    They are the two most prestigous technical institutes here. Both are pretty closely sharing the top place among technical institutes (in Sweden).
     
  7. naupigos_gr
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    Thanks for your message. Yes, a professor of mine told me also to 'extend' my existing degree with ME. If you ask me,it would be wonderful to work with an experienced ME--> surveying marine installations etc etc..
    BUT its very difficult for a young NA or ME or both to get a nice job like the one above ;)
     
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  9. Michael Y
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    An additional thought is, wherever you go, your topic for your Master's Thesis should be focused on what you want to do when you get out, if possible. Much of your learning comes from the thesis work, so really put some thought into the topic.

    In line with the above paragraph, once you get to grad school you should consider the advisor choice to be as important as the school choice. Particularly at the PhD level, but also at the MS level. you might want to work on a particular topic, and if no one at that school is interested in it, you're starting out in a hole. So visit the web sites for the schools and check out the faculty info pages. Feel free to correspond with potential advisors, see if they're interested in whatever you are interested in.
     
  10. rooneybbi
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    What about TU Delft? Where does it rank among other universities in Europe (NTNU, Chalmers, Newcastle, Southampton, etc.) in the field of Marine Technology?
     
  11. JRMacGregor
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    TU Delft is very good. No doubt about that. Not so much focus on small craft though.
     
  12. zeroname
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    Tu Delft is best but have large amount of Tuition Fees for Intl. student. very few scholarship available. NTNU is another best place to study and have no tuition fees but the living cost in Norway is the highest one. others is also good one. For more ranking info do some google.
     
  13. rooneybbi
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    I actually have an offer from both TU Delft and NTNU for doing MSc in Marine Technology. Which university should I opt for?
     
  14. zeroname
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    Norway has big offshore industries. Oil rigs, PSV, OSV, FPSO etc sub sea work. so job is much available here. if you like structure, CFD, Finite element course NTNU is good.
    For Design part TU Delft good one.
     

  15. conceptia
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    conceptia Naval Architect

    Norway is the best for offshore structures.
     
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