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

Programme Objectives

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.
This Master’s programme is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

Course Content

30 ECTS Credits per semester.
Language of instruction: English

M1 Year - 2022/23
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 5 Hydrodynamics (basics) 4
Knowledge of Marine Environment 5 Training on Ship 2
Acoustics 4 Hydrodynamics 5
Numerical Methods 5 Propulsion 5
Modern Languages * 2 Electric Propulsion 2
Conferences 0 Modern Languages * 2

* 'French as Foreign Language' except for French native speakers who will study 'Cultural and Communicational English'

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes
M2 Year - 2022/23
 Autumn Semester Courses  ECTS
 Training on Ship  4
 Hydrodynamics (advanced)  6
 Thermal Machines  6
 Maritime and navigation knowledge  6
 Labs in Hydrodynamics and Propulsion Systems  6
 Modern Languages *  2
 Project  0
 Conferences  0

* 'French as Foreign Language' except for French native speakers who will study 'Cultural and Communicational English'

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
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

Download syllabus | M-TECH AMASONE 2021/22

Facilities and Partnerships

Faculty and Research Facilities

This Master relies on the faculties of Centrale Nantes and the Ecole Navale and the research facilities of the GeM Institute, the LHEEA Laboratory.


Our industrial partners are leading international companies involved in ship building, ship design, marine engine industry or ship operation such as Naval Group, Bureau Véritas, Hydrocean, CGG, Man Diesel, STX and Pôle Mer Bretagne - Bretagne Atlantique
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After the Master's

Career Prospects

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 October 10, 2022