The curriculum has been designed to enable students to learn broad fundamentals of designing and building various vessels (transport ships, offshore units, yachts, small warships, sailing drones, and underwater devices). The range of knowledge, skills, and competences obtained by students during their studies allow them to plan their professional career with great flexibility. The curriculum has been prepared by 5 professors and experts with post-doctoral degrees, their total experience and scientific career in the theory of ships and designing water units being 150 years (in this area, this is probably the best professional staff in Poland). All teachers have at least 5-years’ experience in teaching the same or similar subjects as well as practical and industrial experience. App. 10% of the classes are taught by people working, on an everyday basis, in private companies dealing with designing and building ships.
Students can choose from the following specializations:
- ship design and construction (PiBO)
- yacht design and construction (PiBJ)
All the classes will be taught in Szczecin, on the premises of the University. Students will use, among other things, computer laboratories, design laboratories, and ship simulators equipped with the latest and most widely used software. During the classes, students will also use software which they may encounter in their future jobs both in Poland and abroad. Some of the classes will be held in physics laboratories, where students will learn about the technology of building small vessels, such as yachts made of polyester and glass laminates. Apart from the classes in physics laboratories, students will also be able to pursue their own interests in designing and building various vessels in students’ scientific clubs. They will also have an opportunity to take part in student sports competitions or regattas e.g. of pedal boats, prototypes of boats with electric drives and photovoltaic cells, sailing drones, underwater vehicles etc.
The most important assets of Naval Architecture graduates:
- Expertise in designing, building, and operating ships, vessels, ocean engineering objects, sailing yachts, and motor yachts;
- Expertise in economy, production organization, and marketing related to units referred to above;
- Familiarity with the latest computer systems for designing, constructing, and managing production in ship industry;
- Using a foreign language, including a specialist language and naval architecture or ocean engineering issues.
Naval Architecture graduates may find employment both in the Polish and world job markets in ship building or repair yards, ship and yacht industry companies, design and construction offices, and research centres related to ship and power industry, technical and administrative services related to marine economy, and marine mining companies.