Atlantic Master on Ship Operation & Naval Engineering (M-TECH AMASONE)

Master Supervisors: Antoine Ducoin and Lionel Gentaz
Through this programme students will develop skills in naval engineering to become engineers experienced in ship operations.

Two of the top French Technical Universities (Ecole Navale in Lanvéoc-Poulmic and Centrale Nantes) have teamed up to offer you a unique programme. The outstanding strength of this Master is that you will have on-board training sessions on French Navy vessels. The insight gained into on-board practices, use of complex equipment and immersion into rapidly evolving knowledge and techniques is highly valuable for a naval engineer, and of course, highly regarded by industrial employers.

The programme of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. Courses are taught in English across the entire programme.

Skills developed

  • Model and understand the concepts of naval hydrodynamics,
  • Master the energetic and propulsion systems on ships
  • Integrate the human and technical constraints of operational maritime implementation
In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:
  • Identify models, perform simulation and analyse results
  • Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way
  • Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature
  • Manage or be part of a project

Course Content - M1


30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English

Autumn Semester Courses ECTS Spring Semester Courses ECTS
Fluid Mechanics 1 5 Fluid Mechanics 2 5
Algorithmics for Engineering Modelling 4 Energetics 5
Maritime Initiation and Leadership 4 Hydrodynamics (basics) 3
Knowledge of Marine Environment 5 Training on Ship 2
Acoustics 4 Hydrodynamics 4
Numerical Methods 4 Propulsion 5
Modern Languages 4 Electric Propulsion 2
    Modern Languages 4

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes

Course Content - M2


30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English

 Autumn Semester Courses  ECTS
 Training on Ship  4
 Advanced Hydrodynamics  5
 Thermal Machines  5
 Maritime and navigation knowledge  6
 Labs in Hydrodynamics and Propulsion Systems  6
 Modern Languages  4

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes

Spring Semester ECTS
Master thesis / internship                                    30

Examples of previous internships in industry:
  • CFD optimisation process improvement: application to an underwater vehicle
Examples of previous internships in research labs:
  • Experimental methods using video analysis for measuring the flow-induced motion of plants.
  • Weak Scatter approach for the modelling of an OWC
  • Evaluation of second generation stability criteria for military ships
NB Course content may be subject to minor changes

Prospects for employment or further study

Sectors: Marine, Energy
Fields: Marine Transportation, Marine Equipment, Wind and Marine Energy, Research and Innovation
Job Positions: Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Marine Systems Management, Research and Innovation Engineer (post PhD)
Published on March 25, 2017 Updated on July 1, 2019