Master On Campus

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico

24 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master Programme in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico is aimed at graduates in Engineering, namely Naval Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and related fields.


About this Degree from Instituto Superior Técnico

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering is fundamentally based on the design, construction and management of the operation of systems intended for the exploration of the sea, in its aspects of maritime transport, a source of living and mineral resources and also as a place for sport and leisure. As such, a naval engineer will be able to work in the design, construction, maintenance and management of all types of ships, vessels and floating structures.

Career Opportunities

Instituto Superior Técnico’s Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineers can work in shipyards for shipbuilding or ship repair, expert and inspection companies, state bodies linked to activities in the sea, maritime transport, naval industry and energy. They can also work for shipowners in commercial and fishing navies, in ship classification societies or in other inspection and certification companies. Among the activities they can develop, the following stand out:

  • Design, maintenance and management of all types of ships and vessels;
  • Inspection and inspection of ships and vessels;
  • Development and management of floating structures and platforms;
  • Administration of ports;
  • Research and development (R&D);
  • Marketing of products and equipment related to boats;
  • Consulting and leadership, leadership and management functions;
  • Professional training and education.

Programme Structure

The study cycle reserves 12 ECTS for one of the three areas of specialization:

  • Ship Design and Construction: directed towards the idealization of vessels and the study of the components of their components, materials and construction processes in shipyards.
  • Maritime Transport and Ports: focused on maritime traffic, port organization and management, security and operation of this equipment.
  • Ocean Systems: focused on the development of ocean platforms, floating structures and submarines.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a 1st cycle degree in Science and Technology (except in the case of the 2nd cycle in Architecture, which requires a 1st cycle degree in Architecture);
  • hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that certifies their ability to do the MSc programme which they apply for.

Candidates are selected according to these criteria:

  • affinity between the degree they hold and the programme they apply for;
  • type of degree they hold;
  • academic success in the programme they attended.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1063 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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