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KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Maritime & Naval Architecture Programs in Sweden

Masters & PhD Degree Programs in Naval Architecture and Maritime Engineering in Stockholm, Sweden

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Founded in 1827 and located at Stockholm Sweden, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan) is one of the highest ranked university of technology in northern Europe and Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution. KTH is specialized in Engineering and Technology and has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation.

With more than 12,000 full-time students and about 2,000 PhD students, KTH embraces academia and the public and private sectors working together. KTH is part of extensive international research collaborations and participate in a large number of educational exchange or joint programs with universities and colleges in Europe, the U.S., Australia, Asia and Africa.

Some of the educational activities include - Master of Architecture and 15 Master of Science in engineering programs; Master of Science in engineering combined with degree in education; 8 Bachelor of Science in engineering programs; two-year university diplomas; and further education, technical preparatory program. Times Higher Education ranked KTH as 159th best university and 72th best university in Europe with no. 10 for purely engineering and technology universities in Europe.

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Academic Programs

Masters Programs

  • Masters Program in Naval Architecture (2 years - 120 ECTS): The program consists of a core track of studies and three optional tracks. In the core, you develop your general knowledge and skills in ship design, systems engineering, and a theoretical foundation in ship hydrostatics and stability, resistance and propulsion, waves, sea keeping, maneuvering, and ship structures. By choosing one of the tracks, you have the opportunity to develop deeper understanding and skills in Lightweight Structures, Fluid Dynamics, and Management. There is also room for elective courses, where you have the option of either broadening your education, or specialize further in your chosen track, or study underwater technology and high-speed craft, or other areas suitable for your interests and career goals. The program is finalized with a degree project which can be a small research project, an advanced engineering analysis or a design project, and may be performed at a university or a company. The program is conducted in English.
  • Master's Program in Maritime Engineering (2 years - 120 ECTS): The joint master's program in Maritime Engineering is given in collaboration between the Nordic Five Tech universities - KTH, Chalmers, DTU, Aalto University and NTNU – and hereby combines these five universities lead expertise and long tradition in maritime engineering. Students begin their studies at one of the partner universities for year one and complete their studies at another university for year two, resulting in a double degree from the two universities. The program is conducted in English.

Research Programs

  • PhD in Vehicle and Maritime Engineering: The doctoral program is intended for doctoral students with common applications within vehicle related research, for example, vehicle dynamics, aero- and hydrodynamics properties, materials and acoustic properties. Together with applied mechanics and mathematics, the research comprises the important areas of systems engineering, ergonomics, ecology, behavioral science, damage prevention and logistics.