Where is the best university for studying naval architecture?

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  1. teddy_pete
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    I'm a Thai student and already graduated Bachelor's degree in Computer animation but I have realize that I'm interested in naval architecture more than the last course. I have a lot of doubts. Firstly, do they have some kinds of Master's degree in naval architecture? and I can participate in the course or not. Secondly, which is the best university to study in this subject? I have heard about the University of Stratchclyde in Glasgow which is reliable for many ship building companies all aroud the world. Is that the truth?
     
  2. Alik
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    In Thailand, there is NA course in Kasetsart Uni; this is Bachelor course.
     
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    I'm quite interested studying aboard. Do you have any advices?
     
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    Southampton in UK or Chalmers in Sweden could be possible choice.

    But You have to check the requirements, I doubt You will be admitted to study Master in NA without previous degree in related field.
     
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    How do u think about University of Newcastle and University of Strathclyde?
     
  6. zeroname
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    zeroname Naval Architect

    if you have money go to TU Delft,Netherlands the best . or look if they have any funding.
     
  7. alanrockwood
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    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) has a masters degree program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. They call it "Ocean Engineering (Naval Engineering)". It can be taken as either an online program or a resident program. They claim the training is equivalent either way. I think it is also possible to do the program partly online and partly as a resident student.

    I understand that normally a student will work on a project as part of the program, and it may be a teamwork project performed with other students. I am not in the field of naval architecture, but it seems to me that doing a teamwork project in which you will have to coordinate with other students who are working remotely from you could be a good thing. It seems that the trend in a number of professions is to work as a team with people you communicate with over the internet. (I myself have published scientific papers with people whom I have never met in person, or have only met after a paper was submitted.) This program could be good training for that kind of work environment.

    They have a number of prerequisites for the course, mostly engineering and math coursework.

    I believe it is a rather small program. According to one source in one recent year they graduated 5 students.

    This may be an attractive option if you want to save money by not moving to a foreign country for your schooling. However, as a non-resident student your tuition will be quite high.

    Additional note added in editing: By way of clarifications, when I say "non-resident" I mean someone who is not a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of whether they are taking the coursework on-site at the University or the online program. Thus, if a student is considered a non-resident student (which would often be the case if a student is an on-campus student but is from a different state or a different country) they would pay out of state tuition, regardless of whether they were actually on-campus or not.
     
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  8. Stumble
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    University of New Orleans is one of the best.
     
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    Gooday there - The answer is to ask the best of the best - that there is in marine design. So having said that - e-mail Nigel Irens - personally address the e-mail to him - someone in his staff will be smart enough to pass it on to him & wow - he'll give your the best answer that he can & that you're ever likely to get. Compared to Nigel - the rest of us - are - rather a bit - amateur-ish.

    Try that - it'll work - - I'm sure. Caio, james
     
  10. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    Newcastle is very good...Strathclyde also, but more offshore engineering bias.

    As Alik pointed out, you would only be accepted for an undergraduate degree (Bachelors) not a postgraduate (Masters), as your degree is not related to the Masters at all.

    I can highly recommend Southampton.
     
  11. CWTeebs
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    My boss said the same thing. I think UMich and MIT are the other biggies, least in the US (at MIT I think it's under the MechE dept). My boss got his NA from UMich.
     
  12. DCockey
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    University of New Orleans has a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department which was established in 1980 and my understanding is that it is now substantial.

    MIT has not had a separate naval architecture / ocean engineering department since 2004. There is now a "Center for Ocean Engineering" within the Mechanical Engineering Department. While the list of faculty members on the center's website is quite lengthy I wonder how many are actively engaged in it's activities.
     
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    Just out of curiousity, how about some of the smaller programs or lesser-known programs in the US, such as University of Wisconsin, Stevens Institute of Technology, Virginia Tech, and perhaps a few others?
     
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    Do you have any information about a naval architecture / ocean engineering course at University of Wisconsin? I don't see anything on their College of Engineering's website.
     

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    I took my information from a couple of websites that summarize programs at various colleges. A couple of examples:

    http://degree.matchcollege.com/coll...201/Naval-Architecture-and-Marine-Engineering
    http://www.stateuniversity.com/program/14-2201/Naval-Architecture-and-Marine-Engineering

    Possibly those websites are wrong.

    Alternatively, I wonder if the University's Navy ROTC program has an option for Naval Architecture.
     
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