Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Prospective Student Info

Everyone is a big fish here.

Our professors and advisors know you by name. You have resources of a major research university in a small, close-knit department that feels like family. NAME classes feature a faculty/student ratio of about 1:20 or smaller.

Learn about your future department.

  • Undergraduate Program – learn about our undergraduate program, admissions and requirements,  dual degree information.
  • Graduate Program – learn about our graduate program, degree programs and requirements, academic focus areas and research focus areas.
  • Contact Information – have more questions? Ask us.

Members of the UM Autonomy Team test their autonomous boat in the Lurie Reflecting Pool on June 26, 2015. The team is two weeks out from national competition in Virginia. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

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 What Do NAME Graduates Do?

Michigan NAME graduates work in almost every field that touches water, including:

  • Offshore energy – wind, oil and gas exploration
  • Watercraft design – military, competitive, commercial and recreational
  • Great Lakes and ocean shipping
  • Coastal erosion prediction
  • America’s Cup racing teams
  • Policy and consulting

Like all Michigan engineers, NAME graduates skills and knowledge of engineering principles means they can also take jobs in automotive, transportation, robotics—the opportunities are endless.