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MSc Marine Technology

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 4 semesters
Cost € 18.750 (non EU) € 2.083 (EU)

What you will learn

Marine Technology students develop the scientific skills to perform in-depth ship-related research and/or integrate different relevant knowledge domains into a successful ship design. The programme provides a solid base for working in the maritime industry as well as in maritime research institutes or the university.

Graduates improve not only the ships (and other maritime crafts), but also the processes used to design, build or operate these vessels. They either work as maritime expert or as integrator in mixed, multidisciplinary teams. The required attitude and knowledge are developed in a challenging and personally tailored master programme.

The Master’s programme Marine Technology offers five specialisations:

  • Ship and Offshore Structures (structural aspects of ships and other maritime craft)
  • Ship Hydromechanics (hydromechanics for maritime engineers)
  • Marine Engineering (design and operation of systems on board ships)
  • Ship Design (integrating all different aspects of successful ship design)
  • Maritime Operations and Management (economic and legal aspects of MT as well as ship production)

A student can graduate within or “in between” these different research groups, as some questions require a mono-disciplinary approach and some a more multi-disciplinary approach.

Each group consists of several faculty members, who all have their own in-depth speciality. Thus there are a lot of (maritime) topics to choose from and you are able to combine in-depth study of technical subjects with logistics, technical marketing, management, safety and/or sustainability.

Each research discipline has its own focus; at the same time the boundaries between the subjects of each group are not always clear and there is good synergy between the groups. In many cases faculty members from two groups will work together on a research project, each bringing their own unique knowledge to the table. Students are challenged to use the master courses to find out which maritime topics truly interests and motivates them, enabling the creation of their own specialisation and thesis project around these topics.


Structural components
Industry partners
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Marine and maritime law
Scientific modelling
Machinery and operators
Naval engineering
Near- and offshore constructions