Naval Architecture

SwB, course package, 60 credits

Ships transport large quantities of raw material and manufactured goods around the world, making the shipping industry the hub of the global economy. Today, developing this transport system and turning shipping into the most efficient, safe and environmental-friendly means of transportation is a great engineering challenge. In addition, there is also a challenge in developing and designing structures required in the emerging field of ocean energy. This course package will give you a solid base for further studies in these fields of engineering. The focus is on ships and offshore structures, but it is equally attractive for students with a general interest in strength and hydrodynamic analysis and systems engineering.

First semester: September 2015 – December 2015

Second semester: January 2016 – June 2016

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil.
Major in: Nautical Science, Marine Engineering or Shipping and Logistics or the equivalent.

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are
  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)
The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

English Language Proficiency, information about requirements and tests in detail

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16)

Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period:
10 February: Application period opens on
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on
Application instructions in detail (external link on
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions,
Specific questions about course content: Per Hogström,
Other questions: Student Exchange Office,

Published: Mon 19 Jan 2015. Modified: Wed 11 Mar 2015