Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering

What makes large ships seaworthy? How can we harvest energy from sea waves? And how can the shipping industry go green? If you study the Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering BEng programme at DTU, you can find the answers.

The study programme combines mechanical engineering skills with specialized maritime knowledge. As a graduate, you will therefore be ready to work with products and production related to the sea.

The sea has its own rules, such as waves and marine environments. It therefore requires special skills to develop sea-friendly solutions. If you study Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering, you can dive into the possibilities the sea offers and help solve important challenges.

What will you learn?

The Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering programme will give you a basic understanding of mechanical engineering and in-depth knowledge of the maritime field. This means that you gain knowledge of everything from mathematics, mechanics, dynamics, and materials science to production technology and construction. You will also learn to combine this with expert knowledge of the sea.

You will learn how to design stable ships, harness the energy of the sea, and understand how maritime traffic can be improved to advance sustainability and environmental awareness.

Study programme structure

You begin with mandatory courses that equip you in fields such as mechanics, product development, and construction, and you also begin to learn about maritime conditions.

In the fourth semester, most mandatory courses have been completed, and you can really focus on the maritime area that interests you most—whether it be materials for shipbuilding or the design of wave energy plants.

In the fifth semester, you will do an internship in a company, where you will learn more about working life as an engineer.

The study programme ends with your BEng project—ideally in collaboration with a company.

Career opportunities

As a mechanical engineer in the maritime field, you are ready for a future with many opportunities and a wide range of tasks.

If you want to assist others with their maritime projects, you can become a consulting engineer in a company like COWI.

If you are more interested in optimizing the shipping industry, you could do something like design new shipping routes for Maersk.

If you would rather plan the offshore wind farms of the future, you can get a job at Ørsted, or if you want to develop the equipment that makes large ships seaworthy, the entire equipment industry is ready and waiting for talented engineers.

Whether you are most interested in wave energy, rudder design, or shipping operations, the BEng programme in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering equips you to make a difference for the future of the world—and the sea.