Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

MSE/MS Degree

Master of Science in Engineering / Master of Science

Graduate students in the Master of Science degree program may choose from two options to fulfill degree requirements:

– Master of Science and Engineering (M.S.E.) – A traditional course work option (30 credits of coursework).

– Master of Science (M.S.) – A master’s thesis option (24 credits of coursework and 6 credits of Research Thesis).

The Thesis option is available to students who wish to include a research experience as part of their graduate program. A 6 credit hour, written research thesis under the supervision of and approved by at least one NAME faculty is required as part of the 18 credits in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

30 credit hours minimum required for the program to include:

  • Required Course – MATH for Naval Architects (NA 599, section 028 / 3 credits)(NOTE: SUGS students who took a 400 + level MATH class during their undergraduate studies might be able to double count or transfer these credits and will then be exempt from this requirement. For more info see the Grad Coordinator.)
  • One (1) COGNATE Course (level 400 and up) – Engineering or another Math course outside NA&ME
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours of NA&ME courses – At least 15 credits need to be at the 500 level or above.
  • For M.S. Students – 6 of the 18 credits need to be NA 592 – Research Thesis (6 Credits)
  • IF NEEDED – remaining credits will be of approved coursework (Level 400 and up) – (not all students will need this if they already have earned 30 credits by fulfilling the first three requirements).

Below are some of the NAME 500 level courses offered which can count towards the 15 credit requirement:

  • NA 510 Marine Structural Mechanics
  • NA 512 Finite Element Methods in Solid and Structural Mechanics
  • NA 513 Defect Assessment for Marine Structures
  • NA 514 Fatigue of Structures
  • NA 520 Intermediate Marine Hydrodynamics
  • NA 523 Numerical Marine Hydrodynamics
  • NA 525 Drag Reduction Techniques
  • NA 531 Adaptive Control
  • NA 540 Marine Dynamics III
  • NA 551 Offshore Engineering I
  • NA 552 Offshore Engineering II
  • NA 562 Marine Systems Production Business Strategy and Operations Management
  • NA 568 Mobile Robotics: Methods and Algorithms
  • NA 570 Advanced Marine Design
  • NA 580 Optimization, Market Forecasts and Management of Marine Systems
  • NA 582 Reliability and Safety of Marine Systems
  • NA 590 Directed study, research, and special problems
  • NA 599 Special Topics in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • NA 620 Computational Fluid Dynamics for Marine Design

Ready to apply?

Applicants to this program should complete the Rackham School of Graduate Studies application