Ocean Engineering- The Naval Architect



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By: Steven Powell, Journalist

What is a Naval Architect?

A naval architect is someone who designs and builds ships. Some examples of what they build are aircraft carriers, submarines, sailboats, and tankers. They work to maintain these ships after they make them.

What does this job involve?

Naval architects have to make detailed layouts and drawings of things they are planning to make. They inspect and maintain marine equipment, prepare cost estimates for projects, and evaluate how ships perform during trials.

Qualifications and Income

You need a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering and naval architecture. You will also need to have good communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. You might also want to be good at math. They make around $45.89 per hour and $95,440 per year.

If you have a love for the ocean and building things, this job might be for you.