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Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Knowledge area: Engineering and Architecture

Languages used in teaching
: Spanish and English

Minimum length
: Four years

: 240

Profession to which it is oriented:

The degree allows the graduate to undertake the professional competences of a Technical Naval Engineer.


Career possibilities (to name but some):

Naval construction, repair and maintenance industry. Spanish Marine Administration. Shipping companies. Classification Societies. Quality certification organisations. Liberal professions (project designer, assessor, valuer, etc.)



  1. To capacitate the graduate for the drafting, development and signature of projects in the area of naval architecture and marine engineering and for the production, assembly and exploitation of naval and offshore systems and equipment. Graduates will be able to draft projects concerned with the activities of the construction, assembly, conversions, exploitation, maintenance, repair or scrapping of ships, craft and naval artefacts.
  2. To capacitate for the overseeing and supervision of projects in this area.
  3. To capacitate the learning of new techniques and theories, and the adaptability to deal with new situations by availing of the knowledge acquired in materials and technology.
  4. To develop the capacity to solve problems with initiative, to make decisions with creativity, to develop critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and competences.
  5. To transmit the capacity to carry out measurements, calculations, assessments, pricing, technical reporting, studies, reports, work-plans and other similar tasks, based on the expert knowledge acquired in this ambit.
  6. To enable the student to manage specifications, regulations and obligatory rules.
  7. To transmit the capacity to analyse and assess the social and environmental impact of the technical solutions adopted.
  8. To enable the student to plan and organise within the framework of the company or institution.
  9. To enable the students to work in a multilingual and multidisciplinary environment.
  10. To transmit the necessary knowledge, comprehension and management of the legislation necessary for a Technical Naval Engineer.


Common Specific Competences:

  1. The capacity to solve mathematical problems which may arise in engineering. The aptitude to apply knowledge related to: lineal algebra; geometry; differential geometry; differential and integral calculus; differential equations and partial derivatives; numeric methods; numeric algorithms; statistics and optimisation.
  2. The comprehension and mastering of basic concepts relating to the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetic waves and fields and their application in problems relating to engineering.
  3. Basic knowledge of general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry and their application in engineering.
  4. Basic grounding in the use and programming of computers, operating systems, data bases and computer programmes with an application in engineering.
  5. The capacity for spatial vision and knowledge of the techniques of graphic representation, both via the traditional methods of metric and descriptive geometry and through applications of computer assisted design.
  6. Familiarity with the concept of the company and the legal and institutional framework of the firm. Business organisation and management.
  7. Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics and its application in the keels or hulls of ships and vessels, as well as naval engines, systems and equipment.
  8. Knowledge of materials science and technology. Capacity to select materials  and to assess their performance.
  9. Knowledge of circuit theory and the characteristics of electrical machinery as well as the ability to carry out calculations of systems which comprise these elements.
  10. Knowledge of automation theory and control methods together with their application on board.
  11. Knowledge of the elasticity and resistance of materials and the ability to carry out calculations on elements submitted to different stresses.
  12. Knowledge regarding mechanics and machine components.
  13. Knowledge of applied thermodynamics and heat transmission.
  14. Knowledge of the characteristics of naval propulsion systems.
  15. The capability to carry out calculations regarding vibrations and noise and how to control them aboard ships and marine structures.
  16. Knowledge of quality assessment methods, and of the regulations concerning safety and environmental protection.
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