History

 

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was the first of all engineering degree programs of the University of Genoa. Its origins are to be found in the “Regia Scuola Superiore Navale”, established back in 1870, which later became “Regia Scuola di Ingegneria Navale” making up the early core of what would eventually become Genoa’s School of Engineering. Following a long and unique tradition, shipbuilding has always been a key industry in Genoa and in the entire region of Liguria, to which the School of Engineering, now part of Genoa University Polytechnic School, has always successfully contributed in terms of education, training, and research. The Scuola Navale first, and, later, the School of Engineering, and today’s Genoa University Polytechnic School have always run Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering programs, together with only two other Universities in Italy, namely Naples and Trieste. A 3-year Bachelor’s program and a 2-year Master’s program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering are currently run by DITEN (www.diten.unige.it) the Naval Architecture, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department of Genoa University. Since the 2014/2015 academic year, students of the Master’s program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering are entitled to take part in an exchange program with Cranfield University (UK), earning them a double Laurea Magistrale and Master of Science degree. All Naval Architecture programs in Genoa are open to all applicants. For admission information, see www.ingegneria.unige.it, for registration information see www.unige.it.

Bachelor’s Degree Program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Over the last few academic years, approx. 90-100 applicants on average have enrolled in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Bachelor’s Degree program in Genoa. More than half of them come from other Italian regions. In terms of educational contents, the program features background subjects (earning about 60 credits), engineering subjects in common with Industrial (class L-9) Engineering (about 60 credits), as well as more specific Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering disciplines (about 60 credits). In particular, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering disciplines cover Ship Construction and Ship Systems and Equipment. Naval Architecture graduates are qualified to pursue further university education by enrolling in the Master’s Degree program (Class LM-34) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the University of Genoa (held in Genoa) and in Yacht Design (held in La Spezia), without having to attend headstart courses, as well as in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Master’s Degree programs in Naples and Trieste.

Course Venue

First year: Fiera del mare, padiglione D Following years: University buildings in Albaro (Via Opera Pia and Via Montallegro), Genoa

Master’s Degree Program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Over the last three academic years, 48 applicants on average have enrolled in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Master’s Degree program in Genoa, significantly more than in any other program run by the Genoa University Polytechnic School. Interestingly enough, the program draws students not only from outside the province of Genoa, but also from other Italian regions. Over the last 3 academic years, the majority of applicants come from outside Genoa (55% vs. 45% of residents in the province of Genoa). Generally speaking, owing to demanding minimum entry requirements, the majority of applicants are graduates from the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Bachelor’s Degree program in Genoa. Every year, around 10-15 applicants are graduates from the 3-year Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Bachelor’s Degree program in Messina and Navy Officers graduated from Accademia Navale in Livorno. Due to the broad and thorough knowledge required to work in the naval sector, the program features a wide spectrum of different disciplines covering basic and general engineering, as well as the more specific fields of Naval Architecture, Ship Construction and Ship Systems and Equipment. The Master’s degree program is strongly integrated with the Bachelor’s program of which it is its natural continuation. This strong integration is also confirmed by the high number of graduates who pursue further Master’s degree education. All Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering graduates from Genoa University are qualified to enrol in the Master’s degree program, without having to attend headstart courses. Also Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering graduates from the Universities of Naples, Trieste and Messina enjoy the same conditions, as well as all Nautical Engineering graduates from Genoa University’s branch based in La Spezia.

Course Venue

Albaro, Genoa (Via Opera Pia and Via Montallegro)

Common Program awarding the Double Degree

Since the academic year 2014/2015, a “Common Program awarding the Double Degree” is in place between the University of Genoa and Cranfield University (UK). Under the “Common Program awarding the Double Degree”, students may attend the 1st year of the Master’s Degree Program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in Genoa, and the second year in Cranfield, ending up with a double – Laurea Magistrale and Master of Science – degree. The “Common Program awarding the Double Degree” is run under a “Double Degree Agreement” signed by both Universities, and governed by the University Educational regulations for the Laurea Magistrale in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Applicants to the “Common Program awarding the Double Degree” will be selected from among the students of the Master’s Degree program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Such selection takes place during the first semester of the first year. Candidates, in addition to the requirements specified in the selection notice, shall meet the following criteria:

  • Degree score of minimum 100/110;
  • English language proficiency (minimum 92 TOEFL score or equivalent)

Maximum 5 students can take part in this program every year.