Naval architecture , or naval engineering is an engineering discipline incorporating elements of mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety engineering as applied to the engineering design process , shipbuilding , maintenance, and operation of marine vessels and structures. Preliminary design of the vessel, its detailed design, construction , trials , operation and maintenance, launching and dry-docking are the main activities involved. Ship design calculations are also required for ships being modified by means of conversion, rebuilding, modernization, or repair. Naval architecture also involves formulation of safety regulations and damage-control rules and the approval and certification of ship designs to meet statutory and non-statutory requirements.
Research Areas – Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Each graduate of Webb Institute earns a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. Successful candidates for admission receive full tuition for four years. Webb Institute is noted in the marine industry for its unique emphasis on ship design, systems engineering, and practical work experience. Webb Institute of Naval Architecture was founded in by industrialist and philanthropist William Henry Webb , who had established his career as a preeminent shipbuilder in the 19th century.
Subjects will be taught in Catalan or Spanish, depending on the student's level of comprehension and on the teaching objectives of the master's degree course. Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language preferably English , teamwork and proper use of information resources. Print version.
The Marine Systems Initiative MSI has introduced content and research programs specifically designed to create highly-qualified electrical and shipboard systems engineers for the shipbuilding and industrial marine sector. Candidates interested in topics related to Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering should contact potential supervisors from the program team. Students leave the program prepared for immediate and stimulating work in a vital and growing industry. This program includes business and leadership training to train the project managers and future industry leaders in the sector.