Naval Architecture is an engineering discipline dealing with the design, construction or Maintenance of ships, boats and all types of marine vessels and offshore structures like merchant ships, oil tankers, gas tankers, bulk carriers, container ships, passenger ships and ferries, cruise ships, frigates, destroyers, aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, submarines, underwater vehicles, icebreakers, offshore drilling platforms, semi-submersibles, high speed crafts, hovercrafts, multi-hull ships, fishing boats, tugs, platform supply vessels, pilot vessels, rescue crafts, yachts, power boats and other recreational crafts, the opportunity is immense.Naval architecture involves basic and applied research, design, development, design evaluation and calculations during all stages of the life of a marine vehicle. There is a huge demand for naval architects in the countries where ship building industry is in a large format like US, Korea, Singapore, UK and Netherlands. Naval architects can not only fit in the ship building industry but also in Naval dockyards and ship design and research centers. They are in demand both in the private and government sectors. Ie: Surveyors in DG Shipping, Classification societies Since Naval architect is an engineer who is responsible for the Naval architects can also join ships for on-board duty after undergoing pre-sea course for GME (Approved by DG Shipping, Govt. Of India) and become 4th engineer.