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Overview for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of self-propelled, stationary, or towed vessels operating on or under the water, including inland, coastal and ocean environments; and the analysis of related engineering problems such as corrosion, power transfer, pressure, hull efficiency, stress factors, safety and life support, environmental hazards and factors, and specific use requirements.

Careers for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Majors

A major in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Top 12 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
 Webb Institute
Glen Cove, NY
Open Admissions- 
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME
Moderately Selective$17,805 
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, MA
Moderately Selective$20,671 
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SUNY Maritime College
Throggs Neck, NY
Moderately Selective$13,990 
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY
Open Admissions- 
United States Coast Guard Academy
New London, CT
Most Selective$3,000 
Texas A & M University at Galveston
Galveston, TX
Less Selective$15,128 
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United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Most Selective- 
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Moderately Selective$12,474 
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
Moderately Selective$38,180 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.