Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding or Ship Technology deals with the study of the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of marine vehicles such as ships and submarines. Those who desire to become a naval architect or a ship technologist can opt for B.Tech./BE courses in Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding or Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.
In Kerala, the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) offers a four-year regular B.Tech. course in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding. Admission is through the Cusat Common Admission Test and interview. Those who have passed Plus Two or equivalent examinations with at least 60 per cent marks in aggregate for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 50 per cent for Mathematics are eligible for admission. There are 24 seats. (www.cusat.ac.in)
The Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering, Kolencherry, (private self-financing), offers B.Tech. Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding. There are 60 seats. Admission to 50 per cent merit seats is through Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination.
Indian Maritime University (IMU) under the Union government, Chennai, offers a B.Tech. course in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the National Ship Design and Research Centre (university campus) in Visakhapatnam. There are 40 seats.
The Indian Institutes of Technology in Madras and Kharagpur offer B.Tech./dual-degree M.Tech. courses in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. Visit www.iitm.ac.in or www.iitkgp.ernet.in.
In the private sector, the Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET University), Chennai, offers BE courses in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering; and Shipbuilding, Repair and Conversion Technology. (www.ametuniv.ac.in)
The International Maritime Academy, Chennai, offers B.Tech. in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding.
(The list is only indicative)
Those who have completed first-year BE/B.Tech. or the three-year diploma course in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Automobile/Instrumentation and so on can directly join the second year of B.Tech. Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding course.
The Indian Navy offers a B.Tech. cadet entry scheme for young men who have passed Plus Two with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
A list of Directorate General of Shipping-approved institutions that offer marine-related courses can be had from www.dgshipping.gov.in.
Naval dockyards, merchant navy, shipping companies, Coast Guard, shipyards, and naval & oceanography centres offer job opportunities to naval architects and ship technologists.