MSc in Ship Design

General information

A ship is a very complex organism. Various systems act in concert to perform the different tasks a ship may be designed to carry out. Ålesund is situated in the middle of the world’s largest maritime cluster, and you will benefit from international and regional expertise.

The programme focuses on the design of ships for demanding marine operations. The study is closely linked to the University College's R&D activities on simulation of vessel behaviour and marine operations. In particular, the emphasis of the programme is placed on the structural integrity of the hull and the hydrodynamic performance of the vessel. A thorough theoretical understanding in these fields is essential in exploiting the possibilities of the modern computer tools for analysis and simulation.

During your second semester you choose one of the following majors:

  • Ship Structural Design: you will study the factors influencing the structural design of ships. Theoretical understanding of the structural capacity of a ship is accompanied by up-to-date practical calculation methods.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): a theoretical background to numerical prediction of fluid flow is given. CFD tools are used to predict the resistance of ship hulls and to study local flows for design optimization of various structural details (brackets, rudder positions, etc.).

The first year (full time study) is made up of 5 subjects (where 1 of the subjects should be chosen between two alternatives) and 8 "Best Practice"-modules. Each subject is scheduled for a given day of the week. This scheduling makes part time study possible. Each module is taught intensively over a one week period. The second year includes more specialized studies, including projects and a master thesis. Much of the programme is linked to industrial issues.

Subjects

  • Product Family Design
  • Industrial Design and the Human Factor
  • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
  • Ship Design
  • Ship Hydrodynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Ship Structural Design
  • Managing International Corporations
  • Scientific Theory and Methods

Course Modules

  • Lean systems
  • System modelling
  • System simulation
  • System engineering
  • Automation of repeated design tasks
  • Structural integration of heavy equipment on hull structures
  • Platform design
  • Visualization
  • Ships and Systems for Cold and Harsh Environments
  • Advanced Marine Operations
  • Safety Evaluation of Marine Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Multiphysics

With 2 years relevant experience in product development, engineering and design, you can apply for admission to the professional oriented degree. This program is 1.5 years full-time, or 3 years part-time (90 ECTS credits).

Learning outcome:

Job prospects. The programme focuses on the design of ships -equipment and maritime systems. As a graduate of our programme you can look forward to work with challenges connected to developing automated and remotely controlled deck solutions as well as new machinery and propulsion systems to meet both the strict economic requirements and the environmental goals aiming for zero emission. Innovative use of materials and developing equipment working in challenging environments, with below zero temperatures in northern regions and several thousand meters below the surface of the ocean in Brazil, are other examples of advanced maritime operations to be carried out in near future.

Learning outcome - Knowledge

  • has general knowledge within the marine technologies fields.
  • has advanced knowledge within the specified field (master thesis topic)
  • is able to understand and use proper terminology. 

Learning outcome - Skills

  • Can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field of marine technologies.
  • Can work independently on practical and theoretical problems (find the relevant sources, methods).
  • Is able to work with modern computer programs (CAD programs, CFD programs )

Learning outcome - General competence

  • Can analyze relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems
  • Can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects
  • Can communicate extensive independent work and master language and terminology of the academic field
  • Can communicate about academic issues, analysis and conclusions in the field, both with specialists and the general public
  • Can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes.
Objective:

The programme focuses on the design of ships -equipment and maritime systems. As a graduate of our programme you can look forward to work with challenges connected to developing automated and remotely controlled deck solutions as well as new machinery and propulsion systems to meet both the strict economic requirements and the environmental goals aiming for zero emission. Innovative use of materials and developing equipment working in challenging environments, with below zero temperatures in northern regions and several thousand meters below the surface of the ocean in Brazil, are other examples of advanced maritime operations to be carried out in near future.

Contact Person: Karl Henning Halse (kh@hials.no)

Content

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

0715 - Machinery and operators", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions", "0716 - Naval engineering

Venue

Venue: Aalesund University College
Aalesund, Norway

Application

Open from
1 Nov 2016 to 1 Dec 2016

Cost:

There are no tuition fees for the Master's degree programmes, but all students must have sufficient funding to cover cost of living (including accommodation, food, transport, books etc). Please note that Norwegian authorities require all international students to document how they will finance their studies in Norway when applying for student visa to Norway.


Prerequisites:

Degree Requirements
BSc in engineering in mechanical or marine technology with minimum 30 ECTS mathematics (one semester) or a documented, equivalent education.

Language Requirements
Native English speakers do not have to prove their English proficiency. Applicants from EU / EEA countries must document a minimum of 7 years of English as a subject from secondary school. Citizens from all other countries have to submit TOEFL/IELTS test results:

  • TOEFL minimum scores: paper based test 550; computer-based 200; internet-based 80.
  • IELTS: minimum score 6.0 (Academic test).

Apply for Master Programs


Application Procedure:

Applicants with a valid residence permit in Norway and Norwegian ID number must apply for admission for the Master's degree programs through the Internet application, Søknadsweb. International applicants must fill in the application form. Required documentation:

  1. Copy of your passport showing photo, full name, date of birth and nationality.
  2. Documentation of change of name, e.g. marriage certificate (if applicable).
  3. Secondary school certificate/diploma/transcript.
  4. Official university/college degree certificate/diploma and transcript of records sent from the university (listing courses/subjects you have completed at your university).
  5. TOEFL or IELTS test result.
  6. Letter of recommendation/references from previous higher education.
  7. Letter of motivation.
  8. Documentation of financing (non EU/EEA applicants), meaning a bank statement showing that you have the minimum funds available.
  9. A recent photo of yourself must be attached with the signed application.

Application deadline

  • Norwegian: 15 April
  • EU/EEA: 15 March
  • Non-EU: 1 December

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
120
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