ENSTA Bretagne : Travail de conception d'un patrouilleur, projet d'architecture navale

Naval and Offshore Architecture

Students in this program learn to analyze and/or design a vessel or offshore infrastructure, incorporating all aspects of naval architecture and offshore engineering with respect for project specifications and regulations.
Career prospects

Design all types of vessels, submarines and offshore infrastructure and design the naval systems of the future.

Course content:

•    Naval hydrodynamics
•    Naval structure
•    Ship design loop
•    Design of offshore infrastructure
•    Fluid mechanics
•    Materials, etc.

PROGRAM STRENGTHS
A SHIP DESIGN LOOP PROJECT THAT VALIDATES STUDENTS' SKILL SET

At the end of their training, students complete a ship design loop project that constitutes the program's grand finale and offers them a chance to validate the skills necessary for a career in naval or offshore construction.

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

On an international, as well as national level, all R&D activities are geared towards the ship of the future: safer, cleaner and more sustainable, economical and intelligent.

All ENSTA Bretagne students in Naval Architecture are made aware of these issues in their choice of materials, motorization, and propulsion methods, as well as the need to take account of a ship’s life cycle.

A GLOBALLY-ACCLAIMED PROGRAM

Each year, the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, in partnership with Bureau Veritas, awards a prize to the top student in this major.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR TRAINING WITH ONE OF 3 SPECIALIZATION TRACKS*

Students can choose from 3 tracks* to further refine their future career choices:

  • Ship Hydrodynamics,
  • Ship Structures,
  • Offshore infrastructure.

*depending on available places

3 specialization tracks*

/ Offshore infrastructure

Develop expertise in offshore infrastructure architecture:

  • either in design dedicated to harnessing offshore energy (MRE and Oil&Gas): different types of infrastructure, their facilities, restrictions and design tools, etc.
  • or in the manufacture, installation and maintenance of such offshore infrastructure.

/ Advanced Naval Hydrodynamics 

Students learn to master the tools and methods used to evaluate a ship's hydrodynamic performance (seaworthiness, maneuverability, resistance, propulsion, impact) through digital simulation and testing.

Earn a double degree! This track, which also prepares students for R&D roles, can be associated with the Naval Hydrodynamics track of the University of Brest's Master in Marine Physics. This double degree can form a basis for further doctoral studies.

/ Advanced Naval Structures 

Students in this track learn to design naval structures using digital modeling. They analyze structures' reactions to various loads and learn to anticipate the main causes of failure (ultimate strength, fatigue, buckling, etc.) in order to build appropriate dimensions into their designs.

Some students taking this profile will be able to learn how to design sailboats (lines plan, sail trim to achieve balance, sailboat architecture).

* depending on available places

Target Careers Activity Sectors
  • Naval architect 
  • Engineer
    • studies and calculations
    • certification
    • research centers
    • shipyard production
  • Researcher
  • Naval construction (architecture, shipyards, certification, design offices)
  • Oil services
  • Renewable marine energies (RME)

 

Examples of end-of-study projects by students majoring in naval and offshore architecture:

  • Anchorage for a floating wind turbine
  • Ship design, technical plans, calculations of a vessel’s structure and stability
  • Design of an autonomous, zero-emission boat
  • Structure calculation for streamlining

    contact

    Nicole Pouliquen
    Admissions Coordinator (French students)
    +33 (0)2 98 34 87 01

    contact

    Johanna OGON
    Erasmus+ Coordinator
    +33 (0)2 98 34 87 30