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Yacht Design



Course format Blended
Date 2022-01-10 - 2022-03-07
Duration 100 hours
Entry level Bachelor
Cost £1200


To introduce students to the standard approach for the design of yachts.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module enables students to understand and practise the process of synthesis in the design of yachts.
Topics include:

  • The design spiral as applied to yachts.
  • Synthesis of a preliminary yacht design: the design brief, basic vessels, scaling factors, lines generation, keel and rudder design, rig design, balance, general arrangement, scantlings (by rule and from first principles), powering, weight calculation, stability analysis.

*The start and end date stated above is approximate, contact us if interested taking the course in 2021/2022


You should have a minimum of:

  • a Second Class Honours degree in Engineering or equivalent with a strong quantitative component
  • at least three years of relevant work experience in the marine sector or similar

You'll also need to provide a personal statement and reference.

Find out more about entry requirements (including English language requirements).

Application procedure

There are normally two intakes each year, in September and February. Find out more about the course on the Newcastle University prospectus website.

Use Newcastle University’s online application portal to apply for the course.


ISCED Categories

Naval engineering