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(Original post by Student2806)
Everyone reacted/reacts like that when I say Naval Architecture :p:
I quickly discovered it was not for me and changed to Geography and Earth Science.
Hmm. Well that's an increasingly important specialisation. I almost chose Geography.
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The whole applying thing is comical when I look back as well. I applied to do Naval Architecture and just to fill up my application list I stuck UCL down. They said I had to go down for an interview to be offered a place, but I said no - a couple of weeks later they offered me a place!
On results day I got grades slightly below what my first and second choices had specified. Both wanted the same grades, but one rejected me and one accepted me.
The whole system is mightily confusing - I don't envy people going through it now.
You should have kept up with Naval Architecture. A most interesting subject. Yacht design is more interesting though :yes:
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You should have kept up with Naval Architecture. A most interesting subject. Yacht design is more interesting though :yes:
Naval Architecture is yacht design It's just general ship design really - the naval part always makes people think it's to do with the military.
When I did do it, we actually used computer software to design a yacht. I could have stuck with it, but I didn't like it enough to envisage an enjoyable career in it.
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(Original post by Student2806)
Naval Architecture is yacht design It's just general ship design really - the naval part always makes people think it's to do with the military.
When I did do it, we actually used computer software to design a yacht. I could have stuck with it, but I didn't like it enough to envisage an enjoyable career in it.
Nonononono, a proper yacht :p:

Naval design concentrates mainly on ships. Sailing yachts are better in every way
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Nonononono, a proper yacht :p:

Naval design concentrates mainly on ships. Sailing yachts are better in every way
Once you did the core parts of the degree you could go on and specialise in things like small yachts.
I did go sailing once - and managed to capsize 3 times in the space of 40 minutes :p:
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Once you did the core parts of the degree you could go on and specialise in things like small yachts.
I did go sailing once - and managed to capsize 3 times in the space of 40 minutes :p:
My tech teacher went on and on at me for not applying to do Naval Architecture :p: atm I'm thinking that this degree is for my own academic satisfaction, it could lead just about anywhere. Naval architecture is one of the potential routes.
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(Original post by ukebert)
You should have kept up with Naval Architecture. A most interesting subject. Yacht design is more interesting though :yes:
:hmpf:
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What did I do? :puppyeyes:

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What did I do? :puppyeyes:
Promoted the neglect of the environment :^^:
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Promoted the neglect of the environment :^^:
That was promoting the neglect of the environment?
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Canal boats are much cooler than yachts :^_^:
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That was promoting the neglect of the environment?
I didn't understand that either - since when where sail boats anti-environment?
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That was promoting the neglect of the environment?
Of course. I don't think the world is in desperate need of boat architects, or yachts, but Geography is pretty important right now.
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Of course. I don't think the world is in desperate need of boat architects, or yachts, but Geography is pretty important right now.
You're not killing the planet by going sailing in a yacht propelled by the wind though.
Geography is very important though (I'm not biased at all :shifty:)
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You're not killing the planet by going sailing in a yacht propelled by the wind though.
Geography is very important though (I'm not biased at all :shifty:)
No. You could be said to be harming it by removing the potential benefit that would have resulted in following the other path.
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That's a ridiculous argument. That can be applied to any path anyone takes. In fact, I can think of many examples where people have ****** other people up and inextricably caused issues which may have a profound impact on the world.
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No. You could be said to be harming it by removing the potential benefit that would have resulted in following the other path.
You don't know what I would be like as a geographer
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You don't know what I would be like as a geographer
I have a pretty good idea...

And I wasn't talking about you - Engineering generally is absolutely vital. Boat engineering is probably useful for a) rich people b) war. Massive simplification I'm sure, but I'd expect that to be the trend.
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:rofl: no, boat building is essential for trade - far more boats are engaged in trade than in any other activity!
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I have a pretty good idea...

And I wasn't talking about you - Engineering generally is absolutely vital. Boat engineering is probably useful for a) rich people b) war. Massive simplification I'm sure, but I'd expect that to be the trend.
Shipping things by boat is much more environmentally friendly than shipping by plane. Ditto people transport. If we can reduce the use of engines on boats whilst maintaining the speed even better. Look at the boat the provided something like 30% of its propulsion from a kite flown from the bow. Admittedly yacht design is less important, but meh :p:
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