Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Engineering Course

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Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Engineering Course

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The future development of Japan, a country with a small national territory and surrounded by ocean, cannot be conceived without due consideration being given to effective utilization of our oceans, including maritime transportation for the procurement of energy and resources that support our society and lifestyles and the supply of goods, as well as marine resource development and food production.

Education on naval architecture and marine systems engineering encompasses the technology required for effective utilization of our oceans and on this course students will learn about a wide variety of technological fields that form the basics of engineering, including construction, fluids, heat, materials and control systems. In addition to the basics the curriculum also features special fields of study, enabling students to acquaint themselves with integrated knowledge about systems engineering that is required for the actual design and construction of large ocean-going vessels and marine structures.

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Testing tank for ship motion performance

As part of the curriculum students take part in a factory internship placement in the summer of their third year, at a shipyard or a steel plant, giving them the opportunity to gain practical experience and see the reality of systems engineering from all angles. The course also includes design exercises, in which students conceive their own design and go through all the design drawing phases themselves. In addition, as planning and design of vessels and marine structures and production management includes the use of computers in all aspects, students are also taught about aspects of design including programming and numerical analysis and simulations.

Employers give graduates of the Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Engineering Course a high evaluation and at the time when students start looking for employment the number of places available always exceeds the actual number of students. This allows students to choose freely their career and job destination from various companies and research institutions, including the transportation equipment, heavy machinery and heavy industry sectors. Many students continue with further study and research, progressing to masters or doctoral programs.
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