Advanced Master in Maritime Engineering: transportation, energy, sustainable development

Designed in close collaboration with industrial players in the French maritime world, the Specialised Masters in Maritime Engineering: transportation, energy, sustainable development from ENSTA Paris provides, in one year, operational knowledge of maritime transport and the exploitation of offshore energy resources.

Supported by the constant development of global maritime transport and the exploitation of the seabed, the maritime engineering community is characterised by the development of high-tech products. With its subsystems and interfaces, a fixed or mobile offshore structure such as a liner, frigate, aircraft carrier, submarine, FPSO, submersible, wind turbine, tidal turbine, sailboat is a prime example of a complex technical system.

Presentation of the Advanced Master in Maritime Engineering

Maritime Engineering: a tradition at ENSTA Paris. Formed in 1970 by the merger of the École Nationale Supérieure du Génie Maritime, created in 1741, with three other application schools of the École Polytechnique, including that of hydrographic engineers of the Navy, ENSTA Paris is the heir to a long tradition in the architecture of structures at sea.

Professional prospects

The sectors of the maritime economy are particularly diversified, generating an average annual turnover of 35 billion euros in France. Several branches are also resolutely focused on foreign markets: offshore, shipbuilding and repair, nautical industries and the merchant navy, to name but a few.
To remain competitive in a context of strong international competition and to cope with growing energy needs, businesses in the sector have to develop innovative products.
The Advanced Master in Maritime Engineering: transportation, energy, sustainable development at ENSTA Paris offers engineers and high-level academics the additional training essential to practice their profession in businesses linked to the maritime industry, whether in services of research and development, design offices, operations, sales, etc.

The strengths of the course

  • Core curriculum: acquisition of the basics. The courses enable acquiring the necessary theoretical bases from a technical point of view: naval hydrodynamics, modelling of structures, CAD, project management, system design approach and economic approach, etc.
  • Option 1: maritime transport systems. The courses provide technical knowledge in naval hydrodynamics and structural dynamics, include problems related to the production of energy on board, the principles underlying the safety of naval systems and the approach recommended by the regulations. This option encompasses broader aspects such as the economy of the maritime sector or port policy in the face of the constant development of maritime transport.
  • Option 2: offshore resources engineering. This option, entirely taught in English, is structured around two sections. The first section concerns the design of offshore structures requiring innovation and advanced techniques. The second section provides the skills needed to understand future changes in the fields of marine energy resources.
  • A complete training: the design and production of naval products are studied, taking into account all the components of the systems approach: maritime policy and economics, design tools; management of large projects integrating the cost assessment, profitability and reliability aspects.
  • An autonomous project: application of the knowledge acquired - in particular on the ship project loop - to a subject defined by the student themself: determination of specifications, feasibility studies, execution of planned studies. Project to be carried out alone or in a group, part-time during the first semester, full-time during the month of March.
  • A field experience: a week in shipyards and visits are scheduled in the course.
  • Support from professionals: almost all of the lessons are provided by industry experts working in businesses.

Examples of positions held by graduates:

  • R&D Engineer - STX
  • Naval architect - D2M Consultants
  • New constructions inspector - Bureau Veritas
  • Project Manager - Technip offshore international
  • Consultant - Houlder offshore engineering
  • Design office manager - Omya
  • Costs and deadlines manager - DCNS
  • Director of project design office - Ocea Shipyard
  • Project engineer - Acergy
  • Estimation engineer - SAIPEM SA
  • Naval architect - Cabinet Ribadeau-Dumas
  • Head of transfer unit – STX

Admission requirements

This SM is open to French or foreign applicants holding a degree:

  • of Bac + 5 in engineering, DEA or DESS, Masters, or equivalent,
  • at Bac + 4 level and with at least 3 years of professional experience.

Course fees for 2021-2022

The fees include participation in classes, documents, the use of computers and business visits (travel costs included):

  • Individual rate: €7,000

The individual rate is applicable to people who have just finished an initial education course and have not yet been employed and to people seeking employment upon presentation of proof.

  • Business and self-employed rate: €12,000

In addition, there is a €200 enrolment fee.

Selection and schedule