2014-2016 Programs

Admission requirements:

Applicants to Master’s Degree (2-year) studies (Laurea Magistrale) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering must have completed mission specific courses and show to have a solid background in this area. For admission to Laurea Magistrale (Master’s Degree) Studies in Naval Architecture, a background knowledge equivalent to the one developed by attending Bachelor’s Degree studies in Industrial Engineering programs (Class L-9 as specified by Ministerial Decree No. 270/2004) is required. Applicants to be eligible, must in any case meet the following entry requirements:

  • University Bachelor’s, Master’s Degree, earned from an Italian University or a University Degree following a 5-year program earned from an Italian University or other comparable degrees are required;
  • 36 cfu (earned credits), or equivalent knowledge, earned from any undergraduate and graduate program in the scientific-disciplinary sectors specified for basic Degree education for Class L-9 Industrial Engineering are required;
  • 45 cfu (earned credits), or equivalent knowledge, earned from any undergraduate and graduate program in the scientific-disciplinary sectors specified for basic Degree education for Class L-9 Industrial Engineering, Naval Architecture Disciplinary Area are required;

The above curricular requirements must be met before evaluation of individual preparation. For more information, see the relevant curricula for each academic program. No evaluation of individual preparation is required of candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree score of minimum 9/10 of the maximum score available (i.e. 99/110).

For more information on evaluation of individual preparation, see the Genoa University Polytechnic School’s web site

EDUCATIONAL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The aim of Master’s Degree Studies in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is to provide students with a good knowledge of general scientific methods and contents, as well as to prepare them for professional practice in naval architecture, ship construction, and ship systems and equipment. The curriculum emphasizes team-work, team coordination and leadership. It promotes the development of critical skills to identify the best methods to tackle complex and/or new technical problems; assess achieved results; constantly update and improve one’s know-how from a technical as well as operational and organization point of view; make situated evaluation of technical decision-making outcome in a wider economic, social, and environmental context. To this end, a constant interaction with maritime industry companies is fostered, through conferences, workshops, and internships mostly focused on thesis preparation. The graduate thesis aims to apply the acquired knowledge, while completing and broadening it also through an innovative project-based scientific approach. Hence, the curriculum prepares students for professional Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering practice, endowing them with a strong scientific and technical background in this area, which will allow them to successfully land cutting-edge design jobs in innovative industry areas.

FINAL EXAMINATION (MASTER’S DEGREE THESIS DEFENCE)

Defence of an original master’s degree thesis, prepared by the student, under the guidance of one or more thesis advisors, is required for the Final Examination. Supervisors shall include at least one of the professors in the master course. In particular, the thesis may cover one of the following areas: - preliminary project design of a merchant or military ship or of other marine craft; - monographic project-based design study in marine architecture and naval engineering; - theoretical, experimental or applied research work on marine architecture and naval engineering.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES

Typical job placements for Naval Architects and Marine Engineers with a Master’s degree are in production innovation and development, advanced design, planning, complex system management both as free-lancers and as employees of manufacturing and service companies and public administrations. In particular, Naval Architects and Marine Engineers with a Master’s degree may land their first jobs in: shipyards for construction and repair of ships, yachts and other marine crafts; marine resources exploitation companies; shipping companies, classification societies and regulatory bodies; Navy technical corps; ship design and ship inspection companies.

VENUES

Classes are held at the University buildings in Via Opera Pia and Via Montallegro in Albaro, Genoa.

2014-2016 Programs

First Year 2014-2015 Academic Year

CodeDisciplineSemesterSectorCredits earned CFUType / AreaTeachers
56586 MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS AND GEOMETRY     9    
56587 MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS 4 1 MAT/05 6 6 RELATED OR COMPLEMENTARY CFU Related or Complementary Activities MAUCERI GIANCARLO CARBONARO ANDREA BRUNO
56588 GEOMETRY 2 1 MAT/03 3 3 RELATED OR COMPLEMENTARY CFU Related or Complementary Activities ONETO ANNA
56836 MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING     9    
56837 RATIONAL MECHANICS   MAT/07 5 5 RELATED OR COMPLEMENTARY CFU Related or Complementary Activities MASSA ENRICO VIGNOLO STEFANO
84440 NUMERICAL METHODS FOR NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING   MAT/03 4 4 RELATED OR COMPLEMENTARY CFU Related or Complementary Activities ODETTI FRANCESCO
56839 PROBABILISTIC METHODS FOR SHIP CONSTRUCTION     12    
56840 SHIP CONSTRUCTION 5 2 ING-IND/02 6 6 SPECIFIC CFU for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering RIZZUTO ENRICO
56841 STATISTICS 1 MAT/07 6 6 RELATED OR COMPLEMENTARY CFU Related or Complementary Activities MORRÒ ANGELO
66278 Structural mechanics AND HYDRODYNAMICS     12    
66279 HYDRODYNAMICS 2 ICAR/01 6 6 RELATED OR COMPLEMENTARY CFU Related or Complementary Activities VITTORI GIOVANNA
66280 Mechanics of structures 2 ICAR/08 6 6 RELATED OR COMPLEMENTARY CFU Related or Complementary Activities MONETTO ILARIA
84439 NAVAL ARCHITECTURE   ING-IND/01 12    
56927 SHIP HYDROSTATICS 2 ING-IND/01 6 6 SPECIFIC CFU for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering GUALENI PAOLA
84437 SHIP DYNAMICS 2 ING-IND/01 6 6 SPECIFIC CFU for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering BRUZZONE DARIO



Second YEAR - 2015-2016 Academic Year

CodeDisciplineSemesterSectorCredits earned CFUType / AreaTeachers
56644 SHIP CONSTRUCTION 1 ING-IND/02 6 6 SPECIFIC CFU for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering MASCIA DONATELLA
60190 MERCHANT NAVY DESIGN  1 ING-IND/01 6 6 SPECIFIC CFU for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering PODENZANA BONVINO CARLO
66112 PROPULSION SYSTEMS -RELIABILITY AND SAFETY   ING-IND/02 12    
  66113 RELIABILITY AND SAFETY OF SHIP SYSTEMS 2 ING-IND/02 6 6 SPECIFIC CFU for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering FIGARI MASSIMO
  66114 SHIP PROPULSION SYSTEMS 1 ING-IND/02 6 6 SPECIFIC CFU for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering BENVENUTO GIOVANNI BATTISTA
56643 MACHINERY DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION  1 ING-IND/14 6 6 RELATED OR COMPLEMENTARY CFU Related or Complementary Activities MONTI MARGHERITA
60389 SHIP maneuvering  2 ING-IND/01 6 6 SPECIFIC CFU for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering VIVIANI MICHELE
66165 MACHINERY theory  2 ING-IND/08 3 3 RELATED OR COMPLEMENTARY CFU Related or Complementary Activities  CAMPORA UGO
60229 OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES     3 3 CFU OTHER ACTIVITIES other useful job placement activities  
66250 FINAL EXAMINATION     12 12 CFU FINAL EXAMINATION for Final examination  



Recommended Optional Courses (Maximum 12 CFU)

CodeDisciplineSemesterSectorCredits earned CFUType / AreaTeachers
60191 MILITARY SHIP DESIGN  1 ING-IND/02 6 6 OPTIONAL CFU Optional MARCO PARAPETTO
60192 SHIP ELECTRIC PROPULSION  2 ING-IND/33 6 6 OPTIONAL CFU Optional SILVESTRO FEDERICO
60261 FLUID AUTOMATION  2 ING-IND/13 6 6 OPTIONAL CFU Optional RAVINA ENRICO
84419 NUMERICAL NAVAL ARCHITECTURE  2 ING-IND/01 6 6 OPTIONAL CFU Optional  GAGGERO STEFANO
60338 ACOUSTIC AND ELECTROMAGNETIC EMISSIONS ON SHIPS  2 ING-INF/03 6 6 OPTIONAL CFU Optional PASTORINO MATTEO, TRUCCO ANDREA