Naval Architect

A naval architect is responsible for creating a ship. These people design, construct and repair ships and other marine structures for both commercial and military purpose.

Career Options

  • - Aerospace Engineer - Drafter - Electrical or Electronics Engineer - Mechanical Engineer - Petroleum Engineer - Interior Designer

Educational Qualifications

  • - Minimum Qualification is 10+2 with Science and Maths - Eligible to get Mariner's license

Personal Skills

  • - Creativity - Effective technical skills - IT skills - Problem-solving skills - Leadership and interpersonal skills - Communication skills - Commercial awareness - Team working skills - Spatial awareness - A meticulous attention to detail

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Technology in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering - Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering - Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering - Bachelor of Technology in Naval Architecture and Ship Building - Post Graduate Diploma in Ship Building and Conversion Technology - Post Graduate Diploma in Offshore Structures and Sub Sea Engineering - Post-Graduate Advanced Diploma in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding - Diploma in Shipbuilding Engineering

Top Colleges

  • Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) Address: 135, East Coast Road, Kanathur - 603112, India. Phone: 91 - 44 - 2747 2155 / 2747 2157 Website:
  • Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering Address: Kolenchery, Engineering College Road, Kadayirippu, Kerala 682311 Phone: 0484 259 7800 Website:

Working Conditions

Naval architects are used to work on power generating projects like offshore wind turbines, they work in the coastal regions which includes both offshores and land.

Top Companies

  • Vik-Sandvik Design India Pvt.Ltd. Address: Raaji Towers, 1st Floor, Door No. 10/14, 8th Street, Gopalapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086 Phone: 044 4297 2000 Website:
  • SB MARINE Hiranandani Estate, Thane, Mumbai Phone : +91 22 4024 4296 Website:

Successful Persons

Jacques-Noel Sane

Jacques-Noel Sane was aFrench Naval engineer who gave the designs for the ships and frigates which were used in the 1780s by the French Army.

Thomas C Gillmer

Thomas C Gillmer was a naval architect and a graduate of U.S. Naval Academy. He designed the ship Pride of Baltimore along with Melbourne Smith.

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