How to become a naval architect
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
Most naval architects have a degree or postgraduate qualification that is recognised by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. This would usually be an engineering subject like:
- naval architecture
- ocean, offshore or marine engineering
- ship science
You may be able to get onto a degree course if you've got qualifications from working as an engineering technician.
Degree courses that offer practical work experience through a year in industry, summer placements or internships may give you an advantage. Your university careers service can help you find suitable opportunities.
You'll usually need:
- 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including maths and physics
Professional and industry bodies
You can join the Royal Institution of Naval Architects for professional recognition, training opportunities and to make industry contacts.
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