Naval Architecture is an engineering discipline concerned with the creative synthesis of science, engineering, technology and business subjects to design complex floating structures.
Together these factors are the key to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all types of ships, boats and other fixed and floating marine structures. In addition to core Naval Architecture subjects, you study a range of specialised techniques and technologies related to the design of novel ship and offshore structures. These include safety management, lightweight structures and design optimisation. In a major group design project (comprising one-third of the final year), you undertake a detailed design of a complete ship or transport system.