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Undergraduate Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.)

The School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME). The University of New Orleans is one of the select few universities to offer this degree in the United States.

The degree prepares majors for careers in the U.S. and international shipbuilding and offshore industries by applying the principles and laws of basic sciences and mechanics to the design and construction of commercial, naval, and recreational vessels as well as offshore structures and other floating systems.

Due to a high demand for our graduates and the quality of our challenging program, we expect to continue to thrive and take our place among the best Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering programs in the world.

Student Learning Outcomes
Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. An ability to apply probability and statistical methods to naval architecture and marine engineering problems.
  13. A basic knowledge of fluid mechanics, dynamics, structural mechanics, material properties, hydrostatics, and energy/propulsion systems in the context of marine vehicles
  14. A familiarity of instrumentation appropriate to naval architecture and marine engineering.

Degree Requirements

The BSc in NAME program provides a rigorous engineering education.  Students develop analytical and creative skills which enable them to pursue a lifelong career in the marine industry. The program starts with necessary foundation courses in mathematics, sciences, and basic engineering. It culminates in a capstone design course in which a small team of students designs a boat, ship, or offshore structure of their choosing. More details, flowchart and description of courses can be found under the menu items on the left.

Degree Requirements  | Example Courses Offered

Admissions Requirements

New or potential NAME undergraduate students should review the College of Engineering's information for engineering freshmen, which includes an important link to the University catalog. The admission process to our bachelor's program is managed by the UNO Office of Admissions.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

The following table summarizes enrollment and graduation data for the BSc Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program for the past 5 years.

More detailed numbers can be obtained from UNO's Institutional Research and Data Management (IRDM) website.

Academic Year Fall Enrollment # of B.Sc. Degrees Awarded
2011-2012 121 10
2012-2013 106 22
2013-2014 107 15
2014-2015 130 11
2015-2016 133 14
2016-2017 119 12
2017-2018 131 14 (expected)