Objectives and Outcomes
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.
- 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.
- 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.
ABET Student Learning Outcomes
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:
- ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objective
- ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
- ability to apply probability and statistical methods to naval architecture and marine engineering problems
- basic knowledge of fluid mechanics, dynamics, structural mechanics, material properties, hydrostatics, and energy/propulsion systems in the context of marine vehicles
- familiarity with instrumentation appropriate to naval architecture and 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).
The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering, and Similarly Named Engineering Program Criteria.