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

Naval architect, engineer or researcher in large manufacturing firms, certification and assessment organizations, engineering firms, R&D organizations, etc.

Course content:

•    Naval hydrodynamics
•    Naval structure
•    Ship design loop
•    Design
•    etc.

Program strengths

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 (Advanced Naval Hydrodynamics, Advanced Naval Structures, and Offshore Platform Design) to further refine their future career choices.

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.

The specialization tracks

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.

Offshore Platform Design

Students in this track acquire the skills necessary for offshore platform design, focusing on the various types of offshore platforms, their equipment, design constraints and tools, etc.