Department of Marine Engineering - Faculty of Engineering, KDU

BScEngHons in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Course TitleBachelor of Science in Engineering (Honours)
Abbreviated TitleBSc Eng (Hons)
Field of SpecializationNaval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Medium of instructionEnglish

The course duration of the degree programme is 4 years (eight semesters), and an additional 6 month period is allocated for military training especially for officer cadets. The students in the Faculty of Engineering select their specializations at the end of the first semester. The department accommodates students who fall into following categories.

  • The officer cadets permanently recruited to the Sri Lanka Navy
  • The commissioned officers
  • The students who are admitted to the faculty as day-scholars on fee levying basis

The subject of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is having a broad scope, ranging from design considerations of Marine vessels and related systems, their operation and maintenance. The broad subject areas covered during this programme include Naval Architecture, Ship Design, Ship Construction, Ship structures, Propulsion, Ship’s stability, Ship Controllability and Vibration, Marine Engineering material and Sea keeping and Maneuverability. Practical training is provided with in house laboratory available in the department. A strong practical base is supported by conducting field visits and the six months Industrial Training in Maritime Industry.

The programme is conducted by well qualified internal and external academic staff, having specialization in a variety of distinct sub-disciplines within Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering field. Further, assistance of well experienced resource personnel from Marine industry is also taken to conduct this programme. This programme promotes research culture, industry collaboration and development of the Naval Architecture field both locally and internationally.

Successful completion of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering degree programme will lead to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Hons)  in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and prepares students to confidently take on positions as competent Naval Architect and Marine Engineer and many more in the Marine field. Further, this course facilitates the preliminary requirements of obtaining the AMIE (SL) issued by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

Total GPA Credits: 135

Total NGPA Credits: 16

Total MGPA Credits: 33

Programme Objectives

To produce Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering graduates capable of, 

  1. Identifying and analyzing the requirement of stakeholders and develop designs of ship hull, general arrangement, associated systems and propulsion which to be in accordance with required standards.
  2. Identifying and analyzing problems related to marine engineering by applying engineering knowledge and skills and design solutions that meet specific needs with appropriate consideration for occupational safety & safety of life at sea, and protection of marine environment.
  3. Utilizing the modern computational, laboratory and field techniques/tools used in ship designing practice.
  4. Being responsible by giving due consideration to cost minimization and effective utilization of resources in ship building projects.
  5. Leading, managing and being an effective team player in-cooperating good practices in management, law and leadership for decision making.
  6. Being committed to the highest level in professionalism in sustainable development.
  7. Engaging in innovation, research and development, entrepreneurship, continuous professional development and lifelong learning.

Programme Outcomes

  1. Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, basic sciences and engineering science to Naval Architectural and Marine Engineering practices.
  2. Problem Analysis: Investigate and analyze complex Naval Architectural and Marine Engineering problems with scientific research methods and engineering knowledge.
  3. Design/Development of Solution: Design system components and processes complying with relevant standards.
  4. Investigations: Conduct investigations of complex problems using research based knowledge and research methods.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Apply computational, laboratory, field techniques and software tools including modeling and simulations in Naval Architectural and Marine Engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The Engineer and Society: Assess social, health, safety, legal and cultural issues related to Ship design, building and Marine Engineering practices with integrated solutions.
  7. Sustainability & Environment: Provide practical and sustainable solutions for Ship design, building and Marine Engineering problems.
  8. Ethics: Conduct engineering practices while adhering to professional and ethical responsibilities.
  9. Individual and Teamwork: Function as an individual and as a leader or a member in multi-disciplinary teams.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively with engineering community and the society at large.
  11. Project Management and Finance: Apply knowledge of management and business principles in Ship building and Marine Engineering context.
  12. Life-long Learning: Engage in continuous professional development and life-long learning.

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