University Campus of La Spezia
University Campus of La Spezia
Polytechnic school - University of Genoa
University of Genoa


Master's degree in Yacht Design

Yacht Design

Educational aim

The graduates from the MSc in Yacht Design must:


  • know in depth the theoretical-scientific aspects of engineering, both in general and in detail for what concerns marine engineering, with respect to which they're able to identify, formulate and solve (also in an innovative way) complex problems that require an interdisciplinary approach;
  • be able to invent, plan, design and manage complex and/or innovative systems, processes and services;
  • be able to design and manage experiments of high complexity;
  • be endowed with knowledge of context and transversal skills;
  • have knowledge in the field of business organization (corporate culture) and professional ethics;
  • be able to use fluently, in both written and oral form, at least one European Union language, other than Italian, with particular reference to technical terminology.


Career opportunities

The typical occupational fields for graduates in Nautical Engineering are the advanced design, the production, the planning and programming, the management of complex systems, in both freelance practice and manufacturing and services companies.


The main career opportunities are:


  • shipyards for building and repairing boats and ships;
  • operators in the sector of pleasure yachts;
  • classification societies and surveyor bodies;
  • professional design or survey studios;
  • research institutes.