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Take your first steps towards a career in naval architecture.

Are you interested in the design, construction and maintenance of ships, boats and marine structures? Are you passionate about sustainability, science and problem solving? Do you want to improve the welfare of societies and safeguard our world for generations to come?

Become a Student Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. It’s free and comes with fantastic benefits.

As a Student Member, you’ll join the largest community of naval architects and maritime engineers worldwide. You’ll learn from the best, meeting experienced members and taking advantage of resources and opportunities developed by professionals at the forefront of the industry.

Whether you’re about to leave school or in higher education, join today and take your first steps towards an exciting career.

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Naval architects have a responsibility to advance the art and science of ship, boat and yacht design. We are only limited by our imagination.

Why become a Student Member?

As a Student Member, you’ll have access to opportunities and resources that will give you a head start in your career.

Join your local branch, attend an event or read our world-renowned publications to discover more about the different career types in the industry.

Get advice from experienced and qualified professionals to find out what it’s really like to be a naval architect.

Student Membership looks great on your CV – it shows potential employers you’re serious about a career in naval architecture and committed to achieving the highest standards of professional competency and integrity.

We’ll help you map out a career path from the very beginning, so you can make the most of the many opportunities on offer. From advice on entering the workplace to Initial Professional Development to Professional Registration, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

To help you get started, Student Membership is free.

Apply for Membership

To apply for Student or Junior Membership, apply using the link below.