School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Naval architects and marine engineers work on the design of ships, boats, and offshore structures. Included are the marine systems for shipping raw materials and finished products, the frontiers of deep-sea exploration, and mineral recovery and the construction and servicing of marine systems.

UNO offers the Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME), the Master of Science in Engineering, and the Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science. The UNO Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. These specialized degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering prepare majors for careers in the US and international shipbuilding and offshore industries by applying the principles and laws of the basic sciences and mechanics to the design, construction and operation of commercial, naval, and recreational vessels, platforms, and other floating structures.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is to supply well-educated graduates for perpetuation and advancement of the maritime industry, to maintain and advance the practice of naval architecture and marine engineering through education and research processes, to elevate the UNO School of NAME and the University of New Orleans in prominence as a valued contributor to the marine field, and to continually strengthen direct ties with the local and national marine industry constituency.

Educational Objectives of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program

The two principal constituencies of the School of NAME to which the above mission is directed are

  1. the maritime industry, and
  2. students

Although the industry constituency encompasses the marine industry nationally, its primary target is the shipbuilding and offshore industry in the State of Louisiana and the extended Gulf Coast region. The industry constituency is considered to include an alumni sub-constituency, as essentially the entire active alumni group is composed of industry professionals.

Graduates of the School of NAME BS program are to be recognized as well educated engineers consistently demonstrating exemplary professional capabilities. The graduates 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. 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
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.

Curriculum in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    PHYS 1062  3
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  ENGL 2152  3
Mathematics    ENGL Literature  3
MATH 21142 4  PHIL 2201  3
MATH 21242 4 Social Sciences  
Science   ECON 2000 3
BIOS 3 Social Science Elective (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, URBN)4 3
PHYS 1061 3 Arts (Fine Arts, Music, FTA except 2650, 2660)4 3
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
CHEM 1017 3  ENME 3720  3
ENCE 2350 3  MATH 2134  4
ENCE 2351 3  MATH 2221  3
ENCE 2311 1  NAME 1170  3
ENEE 2550 3  NAME 1175  2
ENGR 3090 1  NAME 2130  3
ENME 2740 3  NAME 2160  3
ENME 2750 3  PHYS 1063  1
ENME 2770 3  PHYS 1065  1
ENME 3020 or MATH 3221 3    
ENME 3716 1    
  3    
     Total

 523

Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
NAME 3120  3  NAME 3160  3
NAME 3131  3  NAME 3171  3
NAME 3135  3  NAME 4170  3
NAME 3150  3  NAME 4175  3
NAME 3155  1  NAME 4000-Level Electives  12
    Total 37
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  128

Students have to achieve a grade of "C" or better in all prerequisites to 1000-level, 2000- level and 3000-level NAME courses to NAME 4170.

  1. "C" or better required
  2. 6 credits of Math satisfy the general education requirements. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  3. Includes 2 credits of Math listed in general education requirements section
  4. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study
Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 1157  3  ENCE 2350  3
MATH 2114  4  ENGL 1158  3
NAME 1170  3  MATH 2124  4
PHYS 1061  3  NAME 1175  2
PHYS 1063  1  PHYS 1062  3
UNIV 10011  1  PHYS 1065  1
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 16
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 2152  3  CHEM 1017  3
ENME 2750  3  ENCE 2311  1
MATH 2134  4  ENCE 2351  3
MATH 2221  3  ENME 3716  1
NAME 2160  3  ENME 2770  3
     NAME 2130  3
     ENME 3720  3
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 17
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Art Elective  3  ENEE 2550  3
ENME 2740  3  ENGL Literature Elective  3
ECON 2000  3  NAME 3131  3
ENME 3020 or MATH 3221  3  NAME 3155  1
NAME 3120  3  NAME 3160  3
NAME 3150  3  NAME 3171  3
Total Hours  18 Total Hours 16
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGR 3090  1  Biology Elective  3
NAME 3135  3  NAME 4175  3
NAME 4170  3  NAME 4000-level Electives  6
NAME 4000-level Electives  6  Social Science Elective  3
PHIL 2201  3    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Total Degree Hours 129
  1. UNIV 1001 is required for all first-time full-time students; it does not carry credit toward the bachelor of science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering degree which requires 128 credit hours.