Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.)

Naval architects and marine engineers provide the systems necessary for mankind to explore and use the 70 percent of Earth’s surface covered by water. About 90 percent of world trade is relying on waterborne transport, requiring a growing supply of new ships and innovative transport systems.

The University of New Orleans is one of the select few universities in the world to offer an undergraduate degree in naval architecture and marine engineering (NAME). This program prepares students 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.

The NAME laboratory features state-of-the-art hardware and software specific to the discipline; this facility is exclusively reserved for NAME students, who enjoy a unique working environment designed to keep pace with the latest industry trends. Our curriculum is accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and more than half of our faculty and instructors hold professional engineering licenses.

Naval architecture students in their junior and senior year have access to some additional merit based scholarships donated by generous organizations: American Bureau of Shipping, Chevron Corporation and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineering. These scholarships are administered by the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

The diverse marine industry of the Gulf Coast offers NAME students numerous opportunities for internships, and our graduates are prepared for a multitude of careers in the marine industry. They are hired by ship and boatyards, ship design consultants, offshore oil and gas companies, classification societies, research facilities, and government agencies, as well as software and hardware suppliers. Most students secure job offers well before graduation.

School of Naval Architecture and
Marine Engineering

Degree Program

More Information >>

Related Minors

  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Selected Courses

  • Marine Engineering
  • Form Calculations and Stability
  • Ship Resistance
    and Propulsion
  • Ship Structural
    Analysis and Design
  • Off-Shore Structure
    and Ship Dynamics