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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU), Bangladesh

(The only Public Maritime University in Bangladesh)

BSc in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering (NAOE)

The minimum requirements for admission in Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering (NAOE) programme are as follows:

  1. Applicants who have passed HSC or equivalent examination in the current or previous year are eligible to apply.
  2. Applicants must have passed HSC/equivalent examination and SSC/equivalent examination from science group with minimum GPA 4.00.
  3. In HSC/equivalent examination, applicants must have obtained minimum ‘A’ grade in any two subjects from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English with minimum ‘B’ grade in rest of the subjects.
  4. Applicants with GCE must have passed minimum five subjects in O-Level including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and minimum two subjects in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics. However, an applicant having more than two ‘C’ grades in O-Level and/or more than one ‘C’ grade in A-Level shall be ineligible for admission.

Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering (NAOE) programme is conducted by the Department of Offshore Engineering under the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET). The programme is a 4 year full time regular undergraduate programme. The programme is divided into 8 semesters of six months each (2 semesters in each year). Total credit hours of this programme is 156 including 6 credit hours for thesis. Besides regular courses, workshops, seminars, guest lectures and certificate courses on contemporary issues are arranged frequently for the students. The programme also includes one industrial visit at the end of the 3rd year. The duration of each semester is 26 weeks. Each semester is distributed as follows:


a. Classes 15 weeks
b. Mid Term Examination 02 weeks
c. Preparatory Leave 02 weeks
d. Term Final Examination 03 weeks
e. Recess 04 weeks

Naval Architecture deals with the design, planning, construction and repair of ships (merchant and naval ships), ferries, boats, submarines, yachts, high-speed crafts and other marine vessels. These include:


  • Merchant ships - Oil/Gas tankers, Cargo ships, Cruise liners, etc.
  • Passenger/Vehicle ferries
  • Warships - Frigates, Destroyers, Aircraft carriers, Amphibious ships, etc.
  • Submarines and Underwater vehicles
  • High speed craft - Hovercraft, Multi hull ships, Hydrofoil craft, etc.
  • Workboats - Fishing vessels, Tugs, Pilot vessels, Rescue craft, etc.
  • Yachts, Power boats and other Recreational crafts

Offshore Engineering deals with the design, planning, construction and maintenance of offshore structures and installations such as – Drilling rigs, Semi submersibles, FPSOs, Subsea pipelines, Offshore wind farms, etc.


Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering Professionals have diverse job opportunities. They have access to both Government and Private sector jobs.

Some of the prime recruiters are –

  • Government Owned Shipyards
  • Private Shipyards
  • Shipbuilding Firms
  • Consultancies
  • Offshore Engineering Firms
  • Oil Firms
  • Energy Firms
  • Armed Forces (Navy, Coast Guard, etc.)
  • Research Firms
  • Dockyards

In the above-mentioned setups, Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering Professionals may perform the following roles –

  • Naval Architect
  • Design Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Consultant