The B.S. in naval architecture and marine engineering is a rigorous academic program that will prepare you to thrive in any marine career you choose. You’ll begin with foundational courses in math, science, and basic engineering. From there, you’ll delve deeper into your area of interest, exploring solutions to complex marine engineering problems. You’ll complete your degree with a capstone design course, where you’ll work with a small team to design a boat, a ship, or an offshore structure of your choice.
The Bachelor of Science in naval architecture and marine engineering degree is an ABET-accredited, 128-credit-hour program. This includes 39 general education credits; 52 required math, science, and engineering credits; and 37 NAME-specific credits, including your capstone project. More details about degree requirements can be found here, as well as sample curriculum flowcharts.
“UNO prepared me extremely well. The NAME program was comprehensive and hands-on, [and] all the basics were covered so that I had a smooth transition from school to employment.”
— Justin Champion
B.S. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering ’12
UNO is one of only a select few universities in the country to offer a degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. We’ve developed a rigorous, immersive curriculum that will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to succeed in this exciting, in-demand field.
In UNO’s Bachelor of Science in naval architecture and marine engineering program, you will:
When you complete a B.S. in naval architecture and marine engineering at UNO, you’ll have the foundation of knowledge and hands-on experience to thrive in the marine industry, either here in New Orleans or anywhere around the world.
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As you study for your B.S. in naval architecture and marine engineering, you’ll work in our modern, state-of-the-art engineering building, with all the advanced laboratory facilities you need to excel. Here, you’ll find:
With our exceptional facilities, our celebrated faculty, and our location at one of the busiest shipping centers in North America, the University of New Orleans has what it takes to set you on the path to success.
As a NAME student, you’ll be eligible to join SNAME, an internationally recognized professional society for those in the maritime and offshore industries. SNAME will connect you to a professional network of working naval architects, marine engineers, and others in the maritime industry. Between SNAME events, networking opportunities,
and career fairs—along with fun social events and competitions—you’ll have every advantage when it comes time to begin your career.
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ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for those involved in naval and maritime occupations. As a student member of ASNE, you’ll have access to a wealth of resources to guide your career in naval engineering, including symposiums, scholarships, volunteer and community activities, opportunities to publish technical papers, and more.
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SWE is the world’s largest advocating organization for women in engineering and technology. As a female student in engineering and a member of SWE, you’ll be connected with a massive network of female engineers across the country and a wealth of education, experience, and exposure-focused resources to support you in your career journey.
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A B.S. in naval architecture and marine engineering is a valuable investment in an exciting career, but it isn’t available at many universities across the country. If there’s no institution offering this degree in your home state, the Academic Common Market could help you earn in-state tuition while attending the University of New Orleans.
Residents of the following states will pay in-state tuition while enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in naval architecture and marine engineering program at UNO:
This list is subject to change—please check the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) website for the most up-to-date list of participating states. If your home state isn’t listed, you can contact the SREB representative of your state to see if there’s an Academic Common Market program opportunity you could take advantage of.