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Courses for a Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

In addition to a focus on naval architecture and marine engineering courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Courses:

  • Introduction to Ship Systems
  • Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Marine Structures
  • Marine Thermodynamics
  • Introduction to Vessel/Platform Design
  • Introduction to Probability for Marine Engineers
  • Marine Structures
  • Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Electrical Engineering
  • Marine Dynamics
  • Conceptual Vessel/Platform Design
  • Small Craft Design
  • Sailing Craft Design Principles
  • Theory of Plates and Shells
  • Environmental Ocean Dynamics
  • Introduction to Numerical Hydrodynamics
  • Hydrofoils, Propellers and Turbines
  • Marine Structures Construction
  • Foundations of Ship Design
  • Advanced Ship Design
  • Marine Control Systems
  • Marine Engineering Laboratory
  • Mathematics for Naval Architects
  • Marine Structural Mechanics
  • Defect Assessment for Marine Structures
  • Fatigue of Structures
  • Drag Reduction Techniques
  • Remote Sensing of Ocean Dynamics
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Mobile Robotics: Methods and Algorithms
  • Reliability, Risk and Safety Analysis

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology