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Department of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering

About the Department

The Department of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineeringin Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced studies (VISTAS) was established in the year 2015 and it was accredited bythe  UGC, NAAC and AICTE. Ocean Engineering Courses such as Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Coastal & Ocean Engineering are of application oriented  scientific methodsthat are contributive to  the benefit of  mankind. The School of Ocean Engineering under VISTAS is providing very good education and the courses are designed according to the need of the industries which are related to Ocean Engineering. As such,VISTAS has the obligation and commitment to provide technical education right from BTech to Ph.D level. The School of Ocean Engineering will be providing an excellent education for the students through teaching and learning, practices and training, research and service to the community. In addition to regular curricula,  students are taught additional subjects such as  communication skills and soft skills to make them ready for the industry. The students have to undergo Internship/ Training in various ocean related industries including Shipyards, Design offices, Offshore companies, Ports and Harbors, Oil and Gas industries to get good acquaintance with  the field where they are likely to work. Apart from this, International/ National Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Special lectures by eminent people are  arranged for the benefit of the students.

The department focuses on producing Naval Architects and OffshoreEngineers who can contribute in numerous functions such asShip Design, Ship Building, Ship Repair, Retrofit, OffshoreRig design, transportation and maintenance of platforms during operation and station keeping activities of those rigs.

Members of the faculty regularly publish research articles in indexed, peer reviewed international and national journals. The syllabus is consciously designed to help students assimilate , at every stage the rapid trends and progressive growth in this exciting field. Students are admitted by selection through merit based on percentage of marks secured in the VISTAS Entrance Examination. 

Vision & Mission


The Department of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering of VELS Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS) has a vision to establish itself as a centre of excellence in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering Programme for producing well qualified graduate engineers capable of meeting the challenging and ever-expanding needs of development and management of world class shipbuilding/ Offshore Industry.


The mission of the department is

  • To educate, motivate and prepare  students to know the fundamental and technical skillsin Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering through effective teaching learning methodologies.
  • To make students  imbibe professional and ethical standards  by means of continuous learning and professional activities.
  • To impart  employability skills to  students to be  industry- ready with  implant training and industrial visits.
  • To create entrepreneurship skills by means of industrial collaborations and mentoring.
  • To encourage students to undertake R&D activities for  societal needs with high ethical standards.

List of Programmes

  • B. Tech Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering


Faculty-Student Ratio: 1: 15

Entry Requirements

Should have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations of (+2) Curriculum (Academic Stream) with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as three of the four subjects or any examination of any other authority as per AICTE norms.

Programme Outcomes


PO1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Curriculum & Syllabus



HSMC21CBNA11English for Engineers3003
BSC21CBNA12Engineering Physics – Mechanics of Solids3104
BSC21CBNA13Engineering Mathematics – 13104
ESC21CBNA14Programming for Problem Solving3104
ESC21PBNA11Engineering Graphics & Design - Lab2033
BSC21PBNA12Physics Lab0031
ESC21PBNA13Programming for Problem Solving Lab0031
HSMC21PBNA14Communication Skills - Lab0031
MC21MCNA11Induction Program----

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Eligibility Criteria

ProgramProgram Duration (Year)EligibilityCriteria for Merit
B.Tech Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering4 Years (8 Semesters)A pass in 10+2 or its equivalent examination in PCM stream with 45% (in PCM) or 10+3 Diploma in any stream. Age: Max 25 years on the date of commencement of the
Merit based on percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination.

Career Prospects



build marine structures and vessels

  • Merchant Ships design companies which design Passenger Vessels, General Cargo Ships, Container Vessels, Ro-Ro Vessels, Bulk Carriers etc
  • Oil and gas companies will hire naval architects to build ocean rigs
  • Indian Navy will hire Naval architects to design, build and maintain their marine vessels (for example, submarines, Frigates, Destroyers, Patrol Vessels, Aircraft Carriers, Mine Sweepers etc.)
  • Cruise lines will hire naval architects to build recreational vessels
  • In shipyards to carry out the production of Merchant vessel

Harbor Engineers

  • Maintenance of Channels for the Ships to leave / enter the harbour
  • Improvements to natural harbours and construction of artificial ports and harbours
  • Maintenance of Dry docks, Slipways and wet basins in the harbour

Offshore Engineer

  • Sea-keeping of oil rigs during operation
  • Riser and Mooring Analysis
  • Subsea Pipeline installation and decommissioning
  • Sea fastening Analysis – transportation of materials to rigs through support vessels

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Fee Structure

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