Degree in naval and ocean engineering


Program Description



The Degree in Naval and Oceanic Engineering Is responsible for the design, planning, design and construction of all floating equipment as well as its propulsion system and other auxiliary systems, necessary for ships, oil rigs and even offshore wind farms.

This degree covers engineering functions including the ship's creative project and floating artifacts, applied research, technical development in the fields of design and construction and the management of floating production sites (shipyards). As well as maintenance and repair of these.

Why study the degree

A career without unemployment... In four years we formed highly qualified professionals and prepared to access a labor market of high demand with a multitude of fields of action.

A fascinating profession... From an oil platform in the North Sea to a deep environmental study in Patagonia, everything is possible in a race that will allow you to know incredible places and to be in contact with nature in its purest form.

Practical training in companies... You will be able to carry out practices within a wide range of concerted companies that cover practically all the sectors of this profession.

What is learned

Provides scientific and technological knowledge to design, construct, repair and inspect the platforms of ships, oceanic artefacts and marine or industrial installations within its competence, as well as all calculations related to naval architecture, propulsion systems and the rest of Auxiliary systems and equipment of the ship.

Structure of the Study

1st Course

  • Mathematics 1
  • Physics 1
  • Graphic expression
  • Chemistry
  • Shipbuilding and propulsion systems
  • Mathematics 2
  • Physics 2
  • Organization and management of the company
  • computer methods
  • Naval drawing

2nd Course

  • Differential equations
  • Statistics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Technical thermodynamics
  • Mechanics
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Automatismos. Control and electronics
  • Elasticity and strength of materials
  • Fluid mechanics

3rd Course

  • Quality and environmental engineering
  • Heat transfer
  • Naval hydrodynamics
  • Marine Structures 1
  • Manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Shipbuilding Technology
  • Marine Structures 2
  • Marine engines and propulsion systems 1
  • Auxiliary systems of the ship 1
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems

4th Course

  • Vibrations and Noises
  • Marine Ships and Artifacts Project 1
  • Marine engines and propulsion systems 2
  • Auxiliary systems of the ship 2
  • Electrical and electronic ship systems
  • Business practice
  • Marine transport
  • Marine Ships and Artifacts Project 2
  • Accounting. Planning and cost control
  • Maintenance and repair of ships
  • Energetic use of the marine environment
  • End of Grade Work
  • Warships

Professional and academic outputs

The areas where the Naval and Oceanic Engineer will have the skills to write, sign and develop projects are in the design of ships and oceanic devices as well as their propulsion systems and auxiliaries.

Shipyards, shipping companies, classification societies, auxiliary shipbuilding industry, engine and turbine manufacturers, consultancies, engineering offices, engineering in general, ports, exploitation of marine resources, offshore industry, research centers, As well as teaching.

Recommended profile

The ideal entrance profile, from an academic point of view, is that of students with the following abilities:

  • Facility for Mathematics and Physics.
  • Rational and pragmatic mentality
  • Ability to work in teams.
  • Ability of abstraction and concretion.
  • Creativity and decision at work.
  • Interest in the art.
  • Ease of communication in different languages ​​(level B1 is recommended in English).

Common access requirements

In order to request a place, one of the following access requirements established in art. 2 of RD 1892/2008:

  • To be in possession of the title of Bachillerato, or equivalent, and to pass the Test of Access to the University (PAU)
  • Comply with the requirements for access to the university in the educational systems of member states of the European Union or other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in this area.
  • Have passed the University Access Test for over 25 years, or have it passed, in the University System of Galicia, according to previous regulations.
  • Have passed the university entrance test for those over 45 years.
  • Possess a title of superior technician of professional formation, teachings of plastic arts and design or superior technical technician, or equivalent titles.
  • Possess an official university degree, a degree from correspondents to the previous order of university education (graduate, graduate, engineer, etc.) or equivalent degrees.
  • To be able to access the university according to educational orders prior to that established by Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, not contemplated in the previous sections.
Last updated Mar 2020

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