Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

ABET Certification Info

Department Mission

The mission of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) Department, University of Michigan, is to be a world leader in the education of engineers in the application of engineering principles for the marine environment by:

  • providing the leading bachelor’s program in naval architecture and marine engineering, with emphasis on the conceptual design, engineering, manufacture and life cycle management of marine vehicles, structures and complex systems;
  • providing the leading graduate education and research program in engineering for the marine environment, one which spans a broad range of inquiry;
  • providing leadership and service to the state, national and international marine community.

Goals

In addition, the NAME Program also has the following goals:

  • to recruit, educate and support exceptional, diverse students and engage them in lifelong learning and achievement while preparing them for a sustained career of engineering leadership in the marine related industries, government service and academia.
  • to maintain and enhance the leading undergraduate program in the world in naval architecture and marine engineering; one which provides a rigorous and effective preparation for a lifelong career of engineering leadership and service.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the NAME Program are to produce graduates that, in 3-5 years’ time, are:

  • designing and manufacturing vehicles and structures that operate in the marine environment
  • working effectively in teams
  • practicing professionally in the marine industries, enrolling in graduate study, and engaging in life-long learning

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes of the NAME Program are:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (abet 3.1)
  • 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 (abet 3.2)
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences (abet 3.3)
  • an 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 (abet 3.3)
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives (abet 3.5)
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions (abet 3.6)
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies (abet 3.7)

Program Objectives

The curriculum criteria of the NAME Program are to provide students with:

  • an ability to apply probability and statistical methods to naval architecture and marine engineering problems; [Program: i]
  • an ability to apply basic knowledge in fluid mechanics, dynamics, structural mechanics, material properties, hydrostatics, stochastic mechanics and energy/propulsion systems in the context of marine vehicles, and/or ocean structures; [Program: ii]
  • a familiarity and experience with instrumentation appropriate to naval architecture and marine engineering including experiment design, data collection, data analysis and formal laboratory report writing; [Program: iii]

Enrollment and Graduation Data

As of Winter 2021, 86 students are enrolled in the program. In AY20-21, 23 degrees are slated to be awarded. For other terms, the University Registrar publishes the number of students enrolled annually in this program, and the number of degrees granted each term by this program.

 

The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program at the University of Michigan is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET