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Marine Technology

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 4 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost Dutch nationality EU/EFTA country nationality Surinamese nationality:2.314€/year Non-EU/EFTA nationality:20.560 €/year

Large cargo ships travel the oceans every day, connecting people from all over the world. But 400m long cargo vessels enduring rough seas are not the only engineering feat out at sea. Designing novel ships that install very large offshore wind turbines is a huge challenge as well; and that’s just one example. Marine Technology uniquely studies (technical) aspects of vessels; giving future engineers the scientific knowledge and skills to handle challenges in the design, construction and operation of ships and marine systems. 

Application procedure

There are different application procedures and dates depending if you are a national student or an international student.

Grant opportunities

TU Delft offers several study, research and internship grants for which you can apply for

Learning outcomes

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.

ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy