Diploma of Technology, Naval Architecture – Aron Ng

Diploma of Technology, Naval Architecture – Aron Ng


Before I came to the Marine Institute, I was
working as a consultant with an accounting firm, pursuing my chartered accountant designation. After working for a few months over a year,
I realized it wasn’t really for me, I wanted to pursue a career that was more hands on. Originally I thought about Architecture, but
then I thought about Naval Architecture, and I realized that I would essentially be designing
a building, but a building that had to propel itself, and withstand the harsh conditions
of the ocean. I decided to go that route. My third year design project is a Polar Cruise
Yacht. Um, when I picked the vessel I wanted to do a
yacht, but for learning purposes we needed some more business constraints so it became
kind of a mini cruise ship designed to carry 76 passengers, operating in the North Atlantic
and Eastern Canadian Arctic. I couldn’t really find similar vessels that
were kind of a hybrid between personal yacht and a cruise ship, so I had to use some of
my own judgement and imagining what passengers would be experiencing on board. One of the key differentiators of the Marine
Institute compared to other programs is that it’s focus on practical skills over complete
theoretical knowledge, and that enables us to get into the workforce quicker and learn
the skills that we need to start working right away. Being from Vancouver I’d like to live and
work there. Right now it’s an exciting time for the shipbuilding
industry in Vancouver. I’d like to really be a part of building that
and making it a bigger part of the economy there.


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