Marcel Cleijsen

Marine Technology MSc Programme

"To increase my knowledge on hydromechanics I have chosen MT Science Track for a master program. Nearly half of the program is obligatory with some interesting courses on ship hydromechanics and structures. For a complete and varying program I chose for the other half some recommended courses such as Ocean Waves, CFD, Mechatronics and some courses of the DPO Track. Although before I always had the intention to do my graduation at a company, I have chosen to write my thesis at the Ship Hydromechanics Laboratory as part of a PhD-research on interceptors and trim flaps, after some interviews with different companies and the university. In this research I am enabled to realize my own model experiments. In this way I can increase knowledge on fast ships; something I felt I missed in the bachelors. Once I started writing on my thesis I got invited by the PhD-student to join him on his model tests with interceptors in the towing tank. I was really excited because this was a unique opportunity to start my thesis. This was a good base for my literature research and upcoming model tests with trim flaps."

Marcel Cleijsen
(The Netherlands)