ENSTA Bretagne : formation en architecture navale, navires de surface et sous-marins
Marine Nationale

Master in Marine Engineering: Surface Ships and Submarines (Double Degree)

In partnership with the University of Adelaide (Australia), ENSTA Bretagne offers a Master in Marine Engineering, Surface Ships and Submarines. This 18-month program is conducted in France (ENSTA Bretagne, Brest) and in Australia (The University of Adelaide). With this program students earn a double degree.

Learn about the design, construction and sustainment of surface ships and submarines. 

  • Naval hydrodynamics,
  • Ship design loop,
  • Ship resistance,
  • Submarine design,
  • ...
A 3-semester double degree
From late august to late february

ENSTA Bretagne (Brest, France)

Mathematics for naval engineers, ship design project, fluid mechanics, ship structure, hydrodynamics, resistance and propulsion, systems engineering, languages…

From late february to late june

The University of Adelaide (South Australia)

The general principles of submarine design, stability, acoustic signature, hydrodynamic behavior, electrical systems, combat systems…

From late july to mid-november


This industrial internship will be supervised by the 2 institutions. It will be assessed based on 3 criteria: project management, technical merits and an internship report.

An international program

The creation of this double Master in Marine Engineering, Surface Ships and Submarines follows the launch of Naval Group’s building program for 12 submarines.

The double degree agreement was signed on May 2, 2018, in Sydney (Australia) by Pascal Pinot, Director of ENSTA Bretagne and Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide, in the presence of the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

Designing complex naval systems

This is a 3-semester program including 2 academic semesters conducted in France and in Australia with courses taught in English (refer to the program description above). The aim is to train students to become marine engineering specialists.

Launched in September 2018 with 5 French students and 5 Australian students, this program is a partnership between two institutions renowned for their expertise in this field.

Excellent career prospects

This double degree leads to careers that meet the needs of companies in the defense industry, their suppliers and the Ministries of the Armed Forces.