Advanced Master in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering

General information

Mastère spécialisé Ingénierie marine / Architecture navale et offshore

This Advanced Master trains naval architects able to innovate and design ships and offshore platforms of all types, wich are more advanced and respectful of the environment. 

Some lessons are given in English. (More precision is given in the detailed program (core curriculum) under each course unit).

Graduate career paths, a few examples

One year of studies comprises 2 semesters and 3 training periods:

  • From septembre to december: Core Curriculum
  • From December to March: Advanced Profiles

Two advanced profiles to choose from: 
Marine and Offshore Engineering (in Brest)
Double-degree Program Engineering / Architecture Advanced Master (in Paris)

  • From March to September: Final thesis in an industrial or academic environment in France or abroad, with a thesis to be defended in September .
Core Curriculum  Advanced Profiles
Marine and Offshore Engineering Double-degree Program "Ship Design"
Ship Stability and Digital Hydrodynamics (2 ECTS) Management, Human Sciences and Regulation (7 ECTS) Sailing yacht Design (5 ECTS)
Naval and Offshore Platforms (5 ECTS)  Naval Hydrodynamics: Manoeuvrability and Seakeeeping (7 ECTS) Projects (9 ECTS)
Naval Hydrodynamics: resistance to headway and propulsion (2 ECTS)

Project : Application System (8 ECTS)

    Sketch (5 ECTS)
    Naval Structure and Construction (5 ECTS)

    Choose one out of the three (7 ECTS):

    • Design of Offshore Platforms (CPO Conception des plateformes offshore)
    • Advanced Naval Structure
    • Advanced Naval Hydrodynamics
    Quality of Space (2 ECTS)
    Ship Design Loop (5 ECTS)

    Choose one out of the three (7 ECTS):

    • Offshore Engineering
    • In-depth study of Sailboats
    Workshop:Ship Techniques (6 ECTS)

    Choose one (2 ECTS):

    • Fluid-Structure Interaction
    • Introduction to Hydrodynamics 
    Science and technology associated with the design (4 ECTS)
    Modern Languages (Optional)
    Learning outcome:

    Graduates of the Advanced Master are suited to major positions in naval architecture, project management, study, research, business engineering and shipyard supervision.

    They use their skills in major groups, SMEs, naval architectural offices or research centers.


    Aims: this advanced master trains naval architects able to innovate and design ships and offshore platforms of all types, wich are more advanced and respectful of the environment.

    Contact Person: Jean-Marc Laurens (


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

    0421 - Marine and maritime law", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0715 - Machinery and operators", "0716 - Naval engineering", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources", "0731 - Surveying", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


    Venue: ENSTA Bretagne
    Brest, France

    Optimal education conditions: ENSTA Bretagne at the heart of the Brest cluster of excellence for maritime research

    European capital of marine sciences, the Brest area is a magnet for numerous organizations and companies in the naval sector: Ifremer research institute, the
    SHOM national hydrographic service, the IUEM, France Energies Marines and all the companies that make up the Bretagne Pôle Naval Cluster.

    A modern campus. A research center, well-equipped with test facilities, enables the lecturers to participate with professionals in naval R&D programs. The school leads the innovation program “ship of the future”, for example, at the heart of the technological and industrial cluster Mer Bretagne Atlantique.


    Open from
    15 Dec 2017 to 3 Apr 2018


    Administration and enrolment fees: Advanced Masters

    Students: 8.000 € (1)
    Companies and organizations: 12.000 € (1)
    Dossier fees: 30 €

    (1) For the Advanced Master in Marine Engineering, naval Architecture and Offshore - Ship Design Option, tuition fees for the 2018/2019 academic year are € 6,000.

    Payment of the dossier fees must be made by the deadline for returning dossiers (after pre-enrolment on line) be it 15 April for an application for an Advanced Master or (French national) Masters degree, at the very latest. Any incomplete dossier will not be put before the Jury.

    School fees should be paid the before Saturday 15 August at the very latest (a student card will not be given to students who have not paid these fees).


    Degree Requirements
    Holding a degree, either a Master’s degree or the equivalent of a 5-year university/engineering school degree or APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning).

    Language requirements
    To apply to ENSTA Bretagne, students must provide proof of French language proficiency (minimum A2) with an official certification (TCF, DELF, DALF, TFI) and an English language certification (A2 level minimum).

    Application Procedure:

    Application on line begins 15 December and ends 15 April.

    Application Procedures

    • From 15 December: registration and applications
    • 15 April: deadline for application submission (application fee: 30 euros)
    • June: admission results


    This Advanced Master is recognised by the appropriate authority in France namely the "Conference des Grandes Ecoles".


    Academic level: Master

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