The Politecnico di Milano Design School of Yatch Design jointly offers this Specializing Master with POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano. The program was founded to meet the strong demand for training in the pleasure-cratf segment. The yacht’s market requires professionals with specialist post-university training.
The Specilizing Master in Yacht Design of the Politecnico di Milano collects and consolidates opportunities and resources developed by the University, with particular reference to skills in the fields of industrial design, fluid dynamics, mechanics, materials science; on the other hand it uses resources, experience and expertise acquired at a number of other Italian universities including: University “Federico II” of Naples, University of Catania and University of Chieti.
The Specializing Master provides the tools for managing the design and construction of sailing and motor boats, from project brief to definition of general plans, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic calculations, fitting-out of interiors, deck and board equipment, boat systems, production in the yard and control of executive stages. Participation in the Specializing Master allows students to achieve the following training goals:
development of planning skills, in particular problem setting and problem solving skills in the leisure boat market.
development of specialised technical skills; acquisition of principles and procedures of construction methods and techniques;
development of skills related to production organisation and shipyard management;
development of the ability to work in a group and to present oneself with authority in the professional world;
ability to manage conflicts in the team and to encourage creativity.
Students attending the programme will find employment at yacht design practices or yards and in ancillary industries. The potential fields of professional involvement are: technical office; engineering; project management; production control; quality control; fitting-out; styling; customisation; after sales.
Upon completion of the Specializing Master, students earn a first-level Politecnico di Milano Specializing Master Degree.
The Specializing Master is held at POLI.design, Politecnico di Milano, via Durando 38/A, Milan, Italy.
The need to train people to work in the yachting sector is based on the rapid and exponential growth recorded by this sector in recent years. This growth has been further encouraged by the issuing of provisions to encourage the development of this market (from simplifying procedures for port construction, to reducing the tax burden on recreational boats over 10 m. etc.). For this reason, the sector shows today a strong professional vocation, with regard both to the skills necessary to the design of recreational boats, their components, and accessories, and to the management of the different stages of the production process.
In particular, the sector is going through a stage of strong growth and development in quantitative and economic terms, although full maturity has not yet been reached. This lag is explained partly by the current lack of executives able to manage and direct this phase of change.