Maritime Engineering Technology and Naval Architecture : Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Mission

The mission of the program is to provide knowledge and skills to students in the field of Maritime Engineering and Naval Architecture, to prepare them to contribute to a wide range of maritime related industries in the UAE including: ship building and repair yards; regulatory authorities; classifications societies; ship design consultancies; ship owners, and ports.

Program Description

This program educates students in the field of Maritime Engineering Technology and Naval Architecture, to prepare them to work in a wide range of maritime related industries in the UAE including: the offshore industry; shipyards; classifications societies; ship design consultancies; shipowners, and ports.

Program Goals

The aim of the program is to produce engineering professionals’ to work in the wide rage of maritime related industries in the UAE. The curriculum is designed to ensure that each graduate enters the UAE offshore and naval architecture related industry with the unique combination of education and professional skills required by naval architects and maritime engineers.

In addition to the generic graduate outcomes related to graduates of the Higher Colleges of Technology, students, upon completion of the program, will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge base in maritime engineering and naval architect which is suitable for a naval architecture related career and/or maritime engineer career.
  • Employ the necessary communication, maritime engineering and naval architecture skills to safely design or conduct naval structure surveys.
  • Show appropriate officer-like qualities of discipline, leadership, management and teamwork.
  • Manage and reflect on their own work, lifelong-learning and professional development.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a HCT graduate in Bachelor of Applied Science in Maritime Engineering Technology and Naval Architecture should have the ability to:

1. Carry out a wide range of maritime engineering and ship design functions
2. Analyze the performance of ships and maritime structures
3. Conduct ship surveys
4. Effectively lead, work and communicate in a team
5. Expand knowledge and capabilities through continuing education or other lifelong learning experiences
6. Serve the community, whether locally, nationally, or globally

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science in Maritime Engineering Technology and Naval Architecture 

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 139 credits, including:

Program Core Courses32
Program Elective Courses12
Mathematics and Science Courses21
General Engineering Core Courses41
General Studies courses33
Total Credit Hours139
Maritime Engineering and Naval Architecture Core Courses
Required Credits: 32
MAR 2203Naval Architecture3
MAR 3103Marine Machinery Systems3
MAR 3202Ship Production2
MAR 3303Resistance and Propulsion3
MAR 3402Ship Structures I2
MAR 3503Design of Ships and Maritime Structures3
MAR 4805Maritime Design Project I5
MAR 4833Seakeeping and Manoeuvring3
MAR 4865Maritime Design Project II5
MAR 4883Maritime Transportation3
General Engineering Core Courses
Required Credits: 41
EGN 1133Design Thinking in Technology3
EGN 2101Computer Aided Drafting1
EGN 3012Project Management2
EGN 3212Economics for Engineering2
EGN 3806Work Placement II6
ELE 2153Electrical Eng Fundamentals3
MCE 2203Applied Statics3
MCE 2213Mechanics of Materials3
MCE 2223Applied Dynamics3
MCE 2303Material Selection and Testing3
MCE 2323Manufacturing Technology I3
MCE 2403Thermodynamics3
MCE 3343Industrial Plant Maintenance3
MCE 3403Fluid Mechanics3
Maritime Engineering and Naval Architecture Elective Courses
Required Credits: 12
MAR 4423Coastal Engineering and Maritime Structures3
MAR 4433Offshore Engineering3
MAR 4443Ship Production II3
MAR 4453Ship Repair3
MAR 4463Port Engineering3
MAR 4803Ship Structures II3
MAR 4853Marine Surveying3
MAR 4903Marine Safety3
Mathematics and Science Required Courses
Required Credits: 21
CHM 1103Engineering Chemistry3
MTH 1103Pre Calculus3
MTH 1203Calculus I3
MTH 2103Calculus II3
MTH 2503Introduction to Differential Equations3
MTH 3013Calculus III3
PHY 1203Physics II3
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
LSC 1103, AES 1013, AES 1033 and LSC 2223
Humanities or Arts
Required Credits: 3
AES 1003
Information Technology and Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
ICT 2013 and MTH 1113
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
PHY 1103
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
LSS 1003, LSS 1123 and BUS 2403
Description Data
Total Required Credits 139
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BMENBP
Major Code MAR

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
EGN 1133 Design Thinking in Technology 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
MTH 1103 Pre Calculus 3
PHY 1103 Physics I 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
MTH 1113 Statistics for Engineering 3
MTH 1203 Calculus I 3
PHY 1203 Physics II 3
 Credit Hours15
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
CHM 1103 Engineering Chemistry 3
 Credit Hours6
Year 2
Semester 3
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
ELE 2153 Electrical Eng Fundamentals 3
MCE 2203 Applied Statics 3
MCE 2303 Material Selection and Testing 3
MCE 2311 Solid Modelling 1
MTH 2103 Calculus II 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester 4
MCE 2213 Mechanics of Materials 3
MCE 2223 Applied Dynamics 3
MCE 2323 Manufacturing Technology I 3
MCE 2403 Thermodynamics 3
MCE 3403 Fluid Mechanics 3
MTH 2503 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
 Credit Hours18
MCE 3343 Industrial Plant Maintenance 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 3
Semester 5
EGN 3012 Project Management 2
EGN 3212 Economics for Engineering 2
LSC 2223 Future Skills Capstone 3
MAR 2203 Naval Architecture 3
MAR 3103 Marine Machinery Systems 3
MTH 3013 Calculus III 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester 6
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
MAR 3202 Ship Production 2
MAR 3303 Resistance and Propulsion 3
MAR 3402 Ship Structures I 2
MAR 3503 Design of Ships and Maritime Structures 3
 Credit Hours16
EGN 3806 Work Placement II 6
 Credit Hours6
Year 4
Semester 7
MAR 4805 Maritime Design Project I 5
MAR 4833 Seakeeping and Manoeuvring 3
2 Elective Course 6
 Credit Hours14
Semester 8
MAR 4865 Maritime Design Project II 5
MAR 4883 Maritime Transportation 3
2 Elective course 6
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours139

Farhan Saeed, Master Mariner; PhD (Maritime Operations), Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.

Isikeli Waqa, Chief Engineer; B.Eng. (Ocean Engineering), Australian Maritime College, Australia; MSc (Maritime Education and Training), World Maritime University, Sweden.

Kaushik Samanta, Master Mariner; B.Sc (Nautical Science); MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bharathiar University, India.

Mohab Abouelkawam, Master Mariner; MSc. (Maritime safety and environmental protection), WMU Sweden; PhD. (Maritime Law) Cardiff University, UK. 

Saud Zanbarkji, Masters High Sea’s, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt.

Syed Ahmed, Master Mariner, PGC in TQFE (Engineering), University of Stirling; B.Sc. (Maritime Studies), Karachi University, Pakistan.