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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program produces graduates who, within several years of graduation:

  1. demonstrate competency in professional practice in U.S. Coast Guard naval engineering or marine safety engineering positions.
  2. demonstrate intellectual and professional growth such as post-graduate education, licensing, certification, and participation in pertinent professional societies.
  3. contribute NA&ME expertise to the solution of U.S. Coast Guard engineering challenges, specifically including the design, construction, safety, operation, sustainment, management and repair of U.S. Coast Guard and commercial vessels.

Student Outcomes

Graduates will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. aan 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.
  6. aan ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation; analyze and interpret data; and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

In addition to the common departmental program mission and common Student Outcomes, the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program produces graduates who have:

  • demonstrate the ability to apply probability and statistical methods to naval architecture and marine engineering problems.
  • possess a basic knowledge of fluid mechanics, dynamics, structural mechanics, material properties, hydrostatics, and energy/propulsion systems in the context of marine vehicles.
  • exhibit familiarity with instrumentation appropriate to Naval Architecture and/or Marine Engineering including experiment design, data collection, analysis, and formal report writing.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Number of Graduates Per Year
Currently Enrolled
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
16 12 20 25 22 15 16 23 17 20 25