Naval Architecture

About

If you want to design marine vessels, including research boats, yachts, large ships or offshore platforms, SUNY Maritime is one of the few places in the country you can learn how.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Engineering

Professional Experience Available

  • U.S. Coast Guard Deck License

  • U.S. Coast Guard Engine License

  • Intern Option

As a naval architect, you will be responsible for designing strong, stable, seaworthy and effective vessels. To prepare you for that important role, Maritime’s talented faculty will teach you specialized and technical knowledge and skills.

Before you graduate, you will spend your last year and a half working on a special capstone project in which you and a team of other students design your own unique vessel.

Naval ArchAcademic Program

Naval Architecture blends math, physics and other physical science courses, with a variety of different engineering disciplines. Many of your professors are active naval architects and others have years of industry experience.

In addition to the traditional coursework, students at Maritime have unique opportunities to apply what they learn through hands-on training and education.

If you are interested in working onboard a commercial vessel, you may pursue a U.S. Coast Guard deck or engine license. If you choose to pursue a license, you will work and sail onboard the college Training Ship Empire State VI. Both license programs also require membership in the college’s regiment of cadets. Earning a Coast Guard license does not require military service.

  • In the deck program, you will focus on learning navigation, cargo handling and a variety of ship systems.

  • The engine program focuses on powering and controlling a ship’s engine and energy systems.

If you plan to pursue a career on land, the Naval Architecture program also offers a industry internship option. In that option, you will pursue two professional internships, which will allow you to apply what you have learned in the classroom and build your network of professional connections. 

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of this program are for graduates to:

  1. become engineers who have the ability to practice the design, service, or operation of ships, other marine vehicles and marine structures, and

  2. have the ability to take professional leadership positions that require an extensive engineering background

Student Outcomes

Electrical Engineering graduates at Maritime College will possess:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economics, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Naval Architecture Enrollment and Degree Data

Calendar

Year

1st

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2nd

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3rd

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4th

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5th

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Year

B.E. 

Degrees Awarded

2017

22

30

21

15

5

12

2016

31

24

19

10

7

21

2015

31

22

13

15

11

9

2014

26

16

17

14

9

16

2013

27

23

20

13

13

15

2012

32

26

16

24

6

19

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

Accreditation

The Naval Architecture program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org.

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