Objectives and Outcomes

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Sciences in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program are to be recognized as well educated engineers consistently demonstrating exemplary professional capabilities.


  1. Graduates of the program are to have demonstrated the ability to direct, supervise, and make important decisions regarding the design and engineering of problems based on engineering fundamentals and modern technological tools.
  2. Graduates of the program are to have demonstrated the maturity and knowledge needed for participating in the leadership of the advancement of the NAME field.

Student Learning Outcomes (ABET)

Graduates of the BSc Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program acquire during their education at UNO certain abilities, knowledge, and professional qualities. When students graduate from the program they are expected to have:

  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. apply probability and statistical methods to naval architecture and marine engineering problems
  13. basic knowledge of fluid mechanics, dynamics, structural mechanics, materials properties, hydrostatics, and energy/propulsion systems in the context of marine vehicles
  14. familiarity with instrumentation appropriate to naval architecture and/or marine engineering

A subset of these student outcomes is also assessed for the University's accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).