Professional Activities

The undergraduate degree course does not prepare students for professional activity but is particularly committed to preparing for the follow-up second cycle studies, which leads to a Masters degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

To effectively exercise as a professional Naval Architect and Marine Engineer it is necessary to conclude the second cycle of studies, that is, the Masters degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering course at IST being the only one in its field in Portugal means that graduating students in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering have always been sought after by employers.

Among those entities, there are:
• Shipbuilding or Shiprepair Yards
• Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet Companies
• Ship Classification Societies
• Ship Inspection and Certification Companies
• Inspection and Customs Control Ships
• Administrations of Ports
• Insurance Companies
• Governmental Organisms linked to activities related to the Sea, Maritime Transportation and Industry.
• Universities (teaching and research)