Where is the best university for studying naval architecture?

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  1. CWTeebs
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    I've asked an associate that spend 20+ years as a researcher in that department as to the current status of the Ocean Engineering dept (my understanding is he was summarily dismissed during that 2004 shakeup). My guess is there's still a very strong program there as the Navy and MIT are still in bed with each other, but it's all under MechE.

    Another school to look at in the US is Texas A+M (TAMU.edu).
     
  2. masalai
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    Hi Teddy,
    Check out facilities in Tasmania - I understand they have a fairly rigorous marine design facility in the universities there...

    http://courses.utas.edu.au/portal/p...schema=PORTAL&P_COURSE_CODE=J3A&P_CONTEXT=OLD

    http://www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/coursesatutas/Details.aspx?course_id=23H

    http://www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/structures/?year=2012&code=23H

    http://www.hotcourses.com.au/austra...ug-aus-all/dc-xq.2/order-cd-1/kw/courses.html

    Best wishes
    -masalai-
     
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    Alik, very good response. Nevertheless, I've a doubt. What about UCL in UK? Do you have any experience with professionals from that university?.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Ad Hoc
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    UCL is also very good. It is very engineering based and centred around larger vessel types. It is also where the RCNC (Royal Core of Naval Constructors) train for their degrees.
     
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    Thank you, I really appreciate that an experienced engineer posts about his knowledge in marine field. One last question, among those universities listed in this post (UCL, Southampton, Newcastle), what should be the main reason to apply for?. I am a naval architect and I recently obtain an scholarship in my country to start a Master Degree (Naval Architecture) in 2013, but I am not sure about which of those university could improve my CV, for example, to apply for jobs like a surveyor or maybe project engineer in a couple of years. I think that UK has excellent postgraduate programs, but if I base my decision exclusively on any ranking of the universities available on the web, I suddenly should miss out about what is required by the market and jobs overseas.
     
  6. Ad Hoc
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    Firstly what do YOU want to do?

    Secondly..once you have decided, select the university that suits your desire.

    If you're unsure, then any would suffice. Since this is academic training not professional training. That aspect, to be come a survey project manager etc, or whatever, comes later. It can only come after you start working at a company and receive on site training.

    You can't become a survey, for example, without knowing what is good and bad practice etc as well as rules/regulations to adhere to, which means you need to learn how boats/ships are built. That comes from being in a shipyard, not a university.

    My preference would be to go to Southampton for your Masters. But I am biased, that is where I did mine :D
     
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    Hahaha, interesting :cool:. Therefore, that will be my first option. Thank u.
     
  8. mohdnizar67
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    B.tech in Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding at Department of Ship technology, Cochin University of Science And Technology (CUSAT) is a very good option. Even reserved foreign seats are available.
     
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    Its cold in newcastle and they all talk funny ...Go with southampton
     
  10. Focus83
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    Thanks! Finally I got the scholarship, I hope to be accepted to that university next year...
     
  11. Ad Hoc
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    Good luck. Im sure you'll enjoy it. Hard work..but fun :)
     
  12. Focus83
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    Thanks! A really good advice. Hard work, of course! That's why I chose naval architecture... ;)
     
  13. davisjam

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    And what is the best institution in the world?
     
  14. DCockey
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    Depends in part on:
    • What what you want to do
    • Your background
    • How you learn
    • What you want from your education - knowledge, job offers, a network of fellow graduates, etc

    Also, my experience in engineering is that university reputations lag ten to thirty years behind the current reality.
     

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    Teddy...You can go to DTU, Danmark Techniske Universitet. I had my graduation there back in the 80ies. It was a germain type of education where you study one semester in the high school and one semester work in a shipyard.

    Nowaday, the program changed, but still very good...and remember, Denmark is the best countrie to live in for the quality of life....
     
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