Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Naval architecture and marine engineering focuses on the construction and operation of boats and other seagoing craft.

For this major you’ll take lots of naval architecture and marine engineering classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in naval architecture and marine engineering.

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