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Naval Engineering




The Naval Engineering (NE) program curriculum has been designed to prepare undergraduates for their personal and professional development. It is based on courses related to the basic sciences, which prepare students for their professionalization in engineering. It also includes several courses within the general education area, in order to fulfill the double function of complimenting technical aspects of the degree with the students' personal development.


To train professionals of excellence in Naval Engineering, with a wide cultural sensibility, environmental and social ethic, with critical thinking skills and entrepreneurship and management skills to solve problems of their specialty, with aptitudes to do research and spread new knowledge and solve sector problems, individually and as members of interdisciplinary groups.


The Naval Engineering graduates from ESPOL, after 5 years of professional practice, will have:

  1. Participated in significant ship projects, managing multidisciplinary teams

  2. Contributed to the development of technological tools to design vehicles and structures proper for the marine environment

  3. Developed technical activities demonstrating ethical behavior, and social, economic and environmental responsibility

  4. Applied new technologies and knowledge whilst keeping up-to-date with developments in the area of naval engineering


  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

  3. an ability to design a naval engineering system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability

  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve naval engineering problems

  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

    • an ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in Spanish,

    • an ability to communicate in English

  7. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of naval engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context

  8. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

  9. a knowledge of contemporary issues

  10. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

  11. a recognition of the need for entrepreneurship and the abilities to become an entrepreneur

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