Degree projects and trainee programme opportunities for Naval Architect students

The Naval Architects degree projects are great opportunities for companies or organisations that wish to get new insights and a dedicated person for solving a problem. Existing opportunities for Naval Architect students can be found at for instance FOI, Offshore Väst and KTH.


Lennart Bossér from FOI

During one evening, Skeppsbyggarsällskapet at KTH, the Royal university of Technology, invited companies, academies and Lighthouse to speak about opportunities for degree projects and trainee programmes. Lennart Bossér from FOI presented one interesting topic for the students; develop the basic function of a new manoeuvre simulator. Several students were interested, but only one student will get the opportunity to work with the exiting project.

Karl Garme, researcher at KTH, presented several important advices for students who are starting their degree projects.
- Find a supervisor and thereafter a topic and a company. Search in the KTH degree portal or contact companies that follow your strategy in order to find a company and topic. Before you get started make sure that the project coincides with the formal learning objectives and assessment criteria. You should also make sure that your and the company´s expectations correspond and thereafter agree on a principal time and work plan, said Karl Garme.

Karl Garme also recommended the page “Kunskapslotsen” for collaborations with private companies.


Karl Garme, researcher at KTH, presented advices for degree projects

At KTH, the students are welcome to apply for the thesis project “Build, test and design an autonomous demonstrator vehicle for a hydrated mapping in shallow waters”. Responsible for the project is Professor Jakob Kuttenkeuler.  

The Lighthouse trainee programme was presented by Carolina Kihlström, responsible for the trainee programme at Lighthouse, and Erik Larsson, this year’s Lighthouse trainee. Several companies such as Stena, Alfa Laval, SSPA, GVA, DNV GL, Wärtsilä and TTS Marine participate in the trainee programme. Read more about the trainee programme here.