The University of Michigan is the first university to offer a program in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NA&ME) in the United States (1881). The NA&ME department is recognized as one of the top departments in this field in the world, and it is currently ranked number one in the United States (Gourman Report, 1997). About thirty five percent of university graduates in the field are alumni of the department. Our alumni hold numerous leadership positions in the industry, academia, and government.
Due to the outstanding reputation of the department, and long tradition of excellence in education and research, our graduates receive an average of five job offers upon graduation (historically the average is three). The most common areas in the field of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering for which our students work after graduation include: ship design, shipbuilding, offshore structure design, offshore structure building, yacht design, yacht building, combatant and support naval ships, small crafts, coastal engineering, marine environmental engineering (pollution), nuclear waste disposal, deep ocean habitats, shipping and transportation, fishing industry, thermal energy conversion, wave energy conversion, floating airports, engineering support to ocean scientists, etc. In addition, a small percentage of our graduates obtain jobs in the automotive industry.
Our graduates are being sought by all employers in our field. As a result, the department is in continuous close contact with employers and provides its own placement service.
Following is a list of companies and academic institutions that have recently hired/recruited NA&ME graduates: