Naval Architecture (FULL)

If design and construction of marine vessels floats your boat (or sinks your submarine) this course will give you the hands-on experience in naval architecture that could help launch an exciting career.


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As one of the highest paid tech professions, naval architecture combines art, science and maths to solve some of the most challenging problems in modern engineering. This is your chance to see what’s involved in creating and maintaining different types of marine vessels. You’ll also get to put your skills to the test by designing and building your own landing craft vessel – typically used to transfer personnel and equipment to beachheads - and test it at one of Plymouth University's wave tanks. Here, the obstacle course will aim to simulate every condition a vessel should find itself in, including natural and man-made obstacles, slipstreams/currents and waves.

*Only British Nationals will be accepted on this course due to the planned site visits.


Explore the fundamentals of Naval Architecture and what it takes to ensure vessels are seaworthy.

Discover the principles of hydrodynamics and different methods of propulsion.

Be part of a team building project at the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth University.

Design, build and test your own Landing Craft.

Take a look at the facilities and vessels at Devonport Royal Dockyard*, one of the largest marine engineering complexes in Europe.

See where a career in naval architecture could take you and what you could earn.

Sharpen your team building, communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

Build your CV and make your UCAS application stand out.


Plymouth University


5th – 8th August 2019
4 day, 3 night full board residential
Start time: 10.30am
Finish time: 12.30pm

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