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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) major provides a strong education in engineering, mathematics and the sciences, focused on the design and analysis of ships and boats. Sharing much in common with mechanical engineering, the NA&ME program instead has a heavy focus on ship design and ship systems during the 2/c and 1/c (junior and senior) years.

  • Faculty bring extensive educational and real-world experience in ship design and build
  • Majors may pursue individual or small team engineering research under the guidance of a faculty member
  • The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

A Real-World Study

The NAME major is a highly experiential program that makes use of an impressive array of professional resources such as: a 50,000-gallon tow tank with sinusoidal wave maker, 10,000-gallon circulating water channel, wind tunnel, Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers, ShopBot 3-Axis CNC router, a fully-equipped materials science lab and more.


Students have access to sophisticated equipment, including state-of-the-art MakerBot 2, Ultimaker and other 3D printers; computer numerical control (CNC) machine; and laser cutter. Standard mechanical shop tools include: lathes, drill presses, belt sanders, grinders and more.

Facts and Figures
91% NAME Exam SVGfirst-time pass rate on Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
8:1 Faculty SVGstudent-to-faculty ratio
4:1 Capstone SVGstudent-to-instructor ratio in capstone courses
80+% Graduate Degree SVGof engineering graduates of the Academy earn graduate degrees

Contact Information

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
CDR Thomas DeNucci, D.Eng. Section Chief(860) 444‐8672[email protected]