MSc in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

General information

We offer an internationally attractive and competitive education within conception, planning, design and analysis of large marine structures considering hydromechanics and strength through a holistic approach. The programme focuses on ships and offshore structures, but is equally attractive for students with a general interest in strength- and hydrodynamic analysis and systems engineering.

Future challenges lie in developing and designing more energy efficient ships and floating and fixed structures within the emerging field of ocean energy, e.g. wind- wave and tidal power, and in developing the shipping industry towards a more sustainable future.

As a student you will gain skills and knowledge on how to weigh the contradicting requirements in the design of ships and offshore structures using systems thinking and systems engineering tools. You will be able to propose new concepts and designs to meet transport needs and limitations, carry out strength analyses with respect to static and fatigue strength, design hulls with respect to hydrodynamic requirements and choose the appropriate machinery and propulsion equipment.

Specialised courses within these areas come together in the Marine Design Project, where you develop technical solutions to meet specific design objectives for shipping or the offshore energy field.

The Master’s programme in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at Chalmers takes part in the joint programme Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering. This gives you the opportunity to choose between five universities that are all highly specialised and technologically advanced, and receive a double degree.


Besides traditional lectures you will take part in team based projects that are created from real life business case scenarios, the Marine Design Project is one example. The aim is to create an initial design of a ship or offshore structure taking the contradicting requirements of these products into account.

Contact Person: Per Hogström (Programme Director) (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

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Venue: Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden

Campus Johanneberg


Open from
15 Oct 2019 to 15 Jan 2020


Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/academic year
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees
Application Code: CTH-31009


​Entry requirement (academic year 2019/20)

General entry requirements
An applicant must either have a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Technology/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.
General entry requirements


Specific entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with a Major in: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Physics or Engineering Mathematics

Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30 cr.) (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis, Mathematical statistics and Numerical analysis), Mechanics, Fluid mechanics and Strength of materials or Solid mechanics

English language requirements

English language requirements


Chalmers Bachelor’s degree
Are you enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme at Chalmers now or do you already have a Bachelor’s degree from Chalmers? If so, different application dates and application instructions apply.

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Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

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