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  • Dosedmonkey
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    Personally I would of loved to have gone in to the Architecture side, but my acedemics weren't really strong enough, I also highly enjoy the practical side of being an engineer, and the friendships made at sea. I don't feel my life would be the same if I had become an Architect, I think it heavily relies on what your interested in exactly, and what your grades are like at school/community college.

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  • Adam09
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    It's useful to hear your views - I should have added that I'm only 15 so I'm just trying to think of all the options. It's just that I'd like to have lots of options to do other things after maybe doing 10 years of engineering at sea ( if i go ) and as I like the design side of things I thought that with the experience I might be able to do a shortened course. But that's a long way off so maybe just one step at a time but i was just interested to find out extra info. All the websites say engineers can go on into other areas and also become chartered so just looking at it all really. I'll pm you Crawf121 to find out more - thanks again to both of you.

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  • Crawf121
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    Originally posted by Clanky View Post
    Hi Adam, yes you an do a naval architecture degree after going to sea, but you would probably end up funding it yourself as you may well have used up your funding allowance during your cadetship. If you really want to be a naval architect rather than a marine engineer then I would recommend just going straight into naval architecture.
    Personally would not recommend it in the slightest.. however each to there own

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  • Clanky
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    Hi Adam, yes you an do a naval architecture degree after going to sea, but you would probably end up funding it yourself as you may well have used up your funding allowance during your cadetship. If you really want to be a naval architect rather than a marine engineer then I would recommend just going straight into naval architecture.

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  • Crawf121
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    It helps so so so so much you wouldn't believe it. I had such bad GCSE's my degree and the skills i have learned and dare i say 'intimate' knowledge of the tiniest bits of ships and the stresses strains capabilities basically got me the cadetship.

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  • Adam09
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    Thanks for this - I was thinking more that I could do it later on but maybe that an engineering degree ( which I hope to do ) would be taken into account. I would see myself doing a few years to get experience - just don't really know yet

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  • Crawf121
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    Hey,

    Im currently doing a naval architecture degree at Southampton Solent University (part of Warsash) but leaving to become a deck officer for various reasons- Mainly after months of gazing at a computer screen spending weeks designing a ruddy guard rail i decided id rather be on the ships rather than designing them (yes still doing gazing just out of windows haha)

    I would unfortunately say that while working it is near enough impossible. It requires an INSANE amount of work like a rediculous amount, in my time at uni i never had weekends or evenings to myself there is just so much to do. You need very good maths and physics skills as well however its possible without. I myself self taught myself A level maths and physics having got e's in GCSES (where there is a will there is a way) And further more there are only 4 Unis in the country that offer the course so there are not distance learning ones such as the open university due to the specialization and tools/ equipment required to learn and put into practice. In short i dont think its possible to do it while doing your cadetship.

    Anything else you want to know about naval architecture hit me up

    Jim

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  • Adam09
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    Question about naval architectural engineering

    Alright, I'm not sure what I want to do but I'm interested in naval or marine architectural engineering as well as marine engineering. Does anyone know if it is possible to do this after working in the merchant navy as an engineer as I think I would be interested in that later on. There is one course at Strathclyde university but I would need at least 4 highers at grade A first sitting and I'm not sure I'll get that. I also want to get started on a course which mixes the practical with college and not sure if uni is the right route for me straight away. Cheers if you can help me out.
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